University of Illinois Extension is now accepting applications for Master Gardener training. Master Gardeners come from all walks of life, range from beginners to seasoned gardeners and have very diverse interests, but they all love to learn.
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- Champaign County 4-H
- Champaign County Master Gardeners
- East Central Illinois Master Naturalists
- Ford-Iroquois Ag in the Classroom
- Ford-Iroquois Counties 4-H
- Ford-Iroquois Counties Master Gardeners
- Ford-Iroquois Local Food Systems/Small Farms
- Money Mentors
- Pollinator Pockets
- Postharvest Loss Avoidance through Technology and Education (PLATE)
- Prosperity Gardens
- Vermilion County 4-H
- Vermilion County Master Gardeners
- Illinois Nutrition Education Programs
- Register Your Pollinator Pocket
Register by December 31, 2016
- Champaign County 4-H Officer Training
Register by January 17, 2017
- Brain Health Series, St. Joseph Library
Register by February 28, 2017
- Mentee Participant Enrollment Form 2016
Register by June 30, 2017
- 4-H Cooking 101 Workshiop
Register by December 30, 2017
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- » Postharvest Loss Avoidance through Technology and Education Blog
Updates on the two-year research and development project that aims to minimize postharvest loss.
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The Garden Scoop is a collection of reflections about the Master Gardeners in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion.
- » What's in Your Pocket? Blog
What's in Your Pocket shares information on pollinator-friendly garden designs.
- Crop, Stock and Ledger
Crop, Stock and Ledger covers a variety of agricultural and natural resources issues.
- The Homeowners Column
Sandy Mason's Homeowners Column discusses hot topics in the home landscape each week.
University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties
Main Office (Champaign County)
801 North Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 11:30 - 12:30pm)
201 W. Kenyon Road
Champaign, IL 61820
Extension Creative Community Commons (EC3)
201 W. Kenyon Road
Champaign, IL 61820
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm After hours programs call (217) 531-1211
Branch Office (Iroquois County)
916 W Seminary Ave
P.O. Box 163
Onarga, IL 60955-0163
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)
Branch Office (Vermilion County)
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12-1pm)
It takes extra effort during the holidays to avoid excessive spending; we tend to spend more when we’re tired and stressed, and holidays can add tasks and expectations to our already busy lives.
Come to the Farm Economics Summit on December 12 and learn about 2017 farm profitability outlook and management challenges
Join U of I Extension for a weekly educational series for the small farm community. These online presentations will give a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability
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