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University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties

Main Office (Champaign County)
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 11:30 - 12:30pm)

Branch Office (Iroquois County)
916 W Seminary Ave
P.O. Box 163
Onarga, IL 60955-0163
Phone: 815-268-4051
FAX: 815-268-4058
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Unit 13 Center for INEP, EFNEP,and Health and Wellness Programs
201 W. Kenyon Road
Suite 3
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-353-0740
FAX: 217-351-2019

Branch Office (Vermilion County)
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
FAX: 217-442-8628
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12-1pm)

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Thank you for visiting our website! University of Illinois Extension Champaign/Ford/Iroquois/Vermilion Unit is the link between University of Illinois and all of our friends and neighbors in east central Illinois. Our offices offer practical, research-based information to improve lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Please contact us at 217-333-7672, 815-268-4051 or 217-442-8615 with questions or to learn more. Check back often, add our site to your favorites and don't forget to "like" us on Facebook.

From the Dietitian

Farmers' market season is finally here! Before you head out, read this Illinois Nutrition Edition blog post for my top 12 tips to make the most of your visit.

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Questions? Contact Leia Kedem, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness at

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Questions? Contact Chelsey Byers, Extension Educator, Family Life at

Garden Tips

Is moss a space invader or space filler? Moss thriving in lawns signals that grass is weak and has thinned for some other reason, allowing space for moss to grow. The bottom line is moss is not really a lawn problem and some would say not a problem at all. Read more on moss with the latest Homeowners Column.

Join Master Naturalists on Monday April 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at UI Extension auditorium in Champaign for a lightening program.

Questions? Contact Sandra Mason, Extension Educator, Horticulture at

Information and Resources for You

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