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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Main Office (Effingham County)
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Clay County)
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Fayette County)
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jasper County)
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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Thank you for visiting our website. University of Illinois Extension is the link between the University and all of our friends and neighbors in Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper counties. Extension staff offer practical, research-based education to help area residents improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Please contact us at the local Extension office with questions or to learn more about these educational or leadership opportunities. We also encourage you to add our site to your favorites list.

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Upcoming Webinars for the Local Government Information & Education Network: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Technology Planning; Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Using Data and Analytics to Drive Government Innovation. The University of Illinois Extension offers these webinars, free of charge. For local information, please contact Ken Larimore, Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development, 618/783-3409.

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The new 4-H year for Illinois 4-H will now begin October 1. To us, it just made sense to make the change! In the past, we feel many families are barely finished with one 4-H year before we’re asking you to move into the next year.

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Try something new in 2016 We’re adding several new projects this year. Why not give them a try!

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Recipe of the Month

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dip


¾ cup canned pumpkin puree
¾ cup peanut butter
1-4 Tbsp. brown sugar, to taste
1 tsp. vanilla

  1. Mix peanut butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add vanilla and stir.
  3. Add pumpkin and stir until well blended.
  4. Serve with graham crackers, apple slices, or celery sticks.
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 40 tablespoon servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 35 Fat 2.5g Sodium 25mg Total carbohydrate 2g Fiber 0g Protein  1g

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