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Three Financial Tips for Launching College Students
Back to School Routines – It’s not too early to start
Connecting Kids with Money through Game Apps
Have You Read Your Home Insurance Policy Lately?
What are the Costs and Benefits of Raising Backyard Chickens?
Stop the summer Brain Drain before it starts
Does your family have a disaster plan?
The Gift of Grandparenting
Feeling Cabin Feverish?
Stop Amidst the Holiday Hustle
Is it Time to Trade in That Holiday Tradition?
Steps to Choose a Financial Professional
To Your Health - Sodium
Are You Exercising Your Brain?
Pumpkin is a versatile and healthy food for fall
Life's Uncertainty Challenges Financial Planning
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - for kids and adults alike
Humor is Beneficial in Our Lives
The ABCs of GMOs
Making half your grains whole
When it comes to energy drinks, buyer beware
Are artificial sweeteners linked to cancer?
Drink up to stay hydrated
Communication is Important for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Extension Educators "On the Air"
Grill safely this summer
Fad diets may have merit, but not in the way you think
Is your diet road trip ready?
Early Years Are Learning Years®
Snack happy with a balance of protein and carbs
Boost your productivity with a proper breakfast
Change Your Mind-set when Paying Down Debt
Moderation is key when catching rays and vitamin D
Spring cleaning your diet
Are You Satisfied with Your Savings?
Can obesity be contagious?
Think all fat is bad for your heart? Think again
Make healthy and filling soups at home for cheap
Planning for College Costs is Challenging
Fruits and vegetables fill you up, not out
Resolve to Tackle Financial Tasks in 2012
Get SMART with New Year's Resolutions
Family Mealtimes are More Than Just Eating
Drink to your health this holiday season!
Why Won't You Buy that for Me?
Here come the holidays – and extra pounds?
Handling Holiday Stress
Lumens: The New Way to Shop for Light Bulbs
Diabetes shouldn't be taken lightly
Finding Your "Get Up and Go"
Diet and dental health go hand-in-hand
Hello Holiday Season
The meaning of moderation: Can all foods fit?
Rev up your immune system before cold and flu season starts
Fad Diet or Fraud Diet? Get Wise Before You Get Scammed
Don't Buy that New Car after a Tiring Day
Overscheduling Hurts Children and Families
Using Social Media to Improve Your Health
Meet Extension's New Nutrition and Wellness Educator
Where has All the Money Gone?
Meet Cheri Burcham
Meet Extension's New Community and Economic Development Educator
A Fond Farewell
First Impressions Are Not Always Accurate
Fewer Teens Work in the Summer
The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home
Poultry Workshop and Egg Facts
Parents and Grads, Don't Let Seasonal "Landslides" Bring You Down
Reflecting on Mothering and Teaching
Are Backyard Chickens in Your Future?
Peaceful Parenting Begins at Home
Which home energy improvements are worth it?
Keys to Solving Child Abuse
Useful Information for Homeowners, Gardeners, and Farmers
To Stay or Move
It's Time to Test Your Home for Radon!
Two Events that Parents "Won't Want to Miss"
Saving Begins at Home
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE LOVE?
Are Backyard Chickens for You?
It Takes All Kinds!
Firewood Selection for Safe Fireplace Operation
Security in Our Homes
Let Your Hearts Be Light
Make Informed Decisions When Buying Toys/Electronic Games
End of the Year Financial Round-Up
Enjoy Your Holidays Thoughtfully
Avoid Becoming a Holiday "Do – aholic!"
Attention New Parents: Your Behavior is Vital to Your Infant/Toddler's Mental Health
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Nails in the Fence: Learning from Life's Lessons
Oh, Deer, What Was That?
Celebrations and Traditions: Strengthening Family and Community
Diversify Your Investments
We Don't Accomplish Anything in the World Alone
Bed Bugs
Operation Santa Workshop Benefits American Troops
Time to Finish Your Summer Home Chore List
Time to Request Your Annual Credit Report!
Helping Your College Student Deal with Homesickness
Moving a College Student? Tips to Help
It's Sweet Corn Season, Enjoy!
Lessons from Nature: Keys to Survive, Strive, and Thrive
Earning, Saving & Spending Money: Kids Do It Too
Hidden Treasures: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Fathers on the Loose with Dr. Seuss
Save Energy and Lower Summer Cooling Costs
Encouraging a Lifelong Love of Learning
Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop June 15
Graduation is a Time to Reflect and Celebrate Accomplishments
Avoid the Minimum Payment Trap
Losing Your Job, Not Your Identity
What Just Buzzed by My Head?
Imagine How You Can Protect Children
Searching for Good Financial Information
Playing a Role in Supporting Couples
Divided Ideals: How Do They Impact Families?
Taking the Tedious Out of Taxes
Give Your Relationships a "Loving" Tune Up!
What's My Financial I.Q.?
How do the "New" Credit Card Rules Affect Couples?
Do Your New Year's Resolutions Need a Nudge?
Keys to Enduring Marriages
Couples Seek Keys to Building Enduring Marriages
Meeting Season in Full Swing!!!
Embracing Change in the New Year
Control Mold Growth in the Home
Give the Gift of "Loving Anticipation"
Green for the Holidays
Living on the Land and Annie's Project Coming Soon!
Exploring Housing Choices
Think Safety as You Use Your Fireplace
Pathways to Success in Middle and High School
Should You Refinance Your Home Loan?
Living on the Land Coming Soon
"Opening the Door" to Respectful Communication After Tragedy
Hedge apple season is upon us
Learning to Really Listen
Dealing with Problem People
Growing through Challenge and Change
Home Maintenance: Fitting Costs into Your Budget
Bats in Your Belfry???
What Would Your T-Shirt Say? - Revisited
Back to School – A Teachable Moment
Disease, Pest or Plant ID As Close as Your Extension Office
Three Secrets to Making Family Life Successful
Moving Towards Green
Set Common Sense Goals for the Summer
Tips for Cutting Energy Costs
Affirming Mother/ Child Relationships is Valuable Beyond Measure
Talk a Walk Around Your Home
Together We Can ...... Tell Us How
How to Save a Dollar When You Don't Have a Dime
Financial Education is Focus of America Saves Week
Money Mentors Know the "Truffles" Couples Have Seen!
Renew Your Enthusiasm for Life!
Ask Questions Before You Invest
Annie, Grain Markets, Farm Bill, Alfalfa and Wind Energy Coming Soon
"New Year's Resolutions Meet the Winter Blues!"
Assisting Families Facing Economic Stress
Learn about Corn, Soybeans & Miscanthus!
Capturing the Joys of the Holidays with Grieving Children
Grieving and the Holidays
Extension Programs with Something for Everyone!
Capturing the "Joy" of the Holidays
Citizenship Thrives on "Teachable Moments"
Making a List and Checking it Twice
Are Storm Clouds Building for a Perfect Storm in Agriculture?
What Happens When "Triple Win" Meets "Middle Age?"
Making Decisions that Create a "Triple Win"
Who Will Pay for Your Long-Term Care?
How Can You Make Your Life More Sustainable?
Become a Valued Member of the 4-H Team in Champaign County
Step Down Your Food Costs
It's the Season to Become a Better Friend to Ourselves!
Communicating with Your Child's Teacher
Preparing for School Makes the Transition Easier
What's Going on in the Corn Fields Now?
Creating "Love Nets" Helps Cushion Tragic Losses
Family Heirlooms are More Valuable in These Tough Times
Cornfield Birds & Bees
Experience the Excellence of 4-H
Realize the Value of Time
Biennial Women's Conference Speakers Share Best Tips for Reviving Inner Strength
Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink!
Are YOU one of the 16?
Speakers Share Thoughts on Creating a Saner Life!
Embrace Change And Encourage It
Washington Food Fight Continues!
How to Boost Kids Brain Power When You Hear "I'm bored!"
Helping Families on "Shaky Ground"
Celebrate Extension Week & Thank a Volunteer
Creating a "Home and School Partnership" for Social Emotional Learning
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Discipline strategies that enhance children's social/emotional skills
Celebrate Agriculture Week & The First Day of Spring!
Recognizing Social and Emotional Needs 101
Spring into Walking
How Might We Effectively Address "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day?"
America Saves Week Saver's Quiz
Social Support is Crucial to Improving Work Place Relationships
Handling the "Jerk at Work"
Managing Stress at Work
Facing Adolescent Suicide
The Art of Self Sabotage
Embracing The New Year: Secrets for Success
What Gifts Do We Bring to the Holidays?
Beating the Holiday Blues
Congratulations on 75th Anniversary of Ag Economics Department
Finding the Real Gifts of the Season
More Money Saving Tips for Holiday Shopping
The Dog Ate My Retirement Fund???
Tips for Holiday Shopping
Domestic Violence Awareness
Embracing Change
Reflect On and Celebrate Special People in Your Life
Helping Your College Student Deal with Homesickness
Grain Marketing, Land Use, Water Quality, & Organic Poultry Programs Coming Soon!
What Would Your T-Shirt Say?
Avoiding a Meth Catastrophe
It’s That Time Again …
“Growing Our Future” Is Theme for Agronomy Day 2007
Helpful strategies for solving relationship problems
Growing presence of meth presents another challenge
Why is Solving Marital Conflict Easier Said Than Done?
Take a Moment to Check Your Credit Report
Genuine Appreciation Keeps Marriages Strong
Building Enduring Relationships Means Starting Early
Build Enduring Marriages on Dreams and Skills
Make Summer Camp More Rewarding
Managing Change
Letting Go as Your “Nest” Empties
Affirming Thoughts for Mothers Everywhere
You Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Child Abuse
Celebrate Extension Week & Thank a Volunteer
How Can We Better Nurture Children and Prevent Child Abuse?
Creating Healthy Communities: Prevent Child Abuse
Please Tell Me This is Just a Stage!
During Living Well Week, U of I Extension Offers Simple Steps to Reduce Home Energy Use
Hope and Health: Celebrating Social Work Month
Jealousy between Siblings: What is “Fair?”
Tribute to the “Brown Duck Brigade”
Adopting an “Attitude of Gratitude”
Money Matters, Part II
“Opening the Door” to Respectful Communication
New Options for Taxpayer Refunds
What Does SUCCESS Mean to You?
Now is the time to make money matter for kids.
Common Sense and New Year’s Resolutions
Ready, Set, Go: Meeting Season Begins!
It’s Just Common Courtesy
Celebrate Life’s Simple Pleasures
Farm Income 2007 Set for December 19
Surviving the Holidays
Starting New Family Traditions
Extension Connection to Hancock County Mississippi
Strengthen Family Bonds During the Holidays
Airline Travel Tips for Dummies
The Last Row… at Pesotum
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Forgiveness is Lesson Worth Learning
Impressions of China, Part One
National 4-H Week with Champaign County 4-H!
Make Every Day a Family Day
“Let’s Be Careful Out There, Prepare to Prevent!”
Family Time Helps Prevent Substance Abuse
Beating the Back to School Morning Rush
Surviving the Start of a School Year
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Credit Report, Credit Score: What’s The Difference???
Volunteers Make all the Difference
Getting Ready for Kindergarten
The Dark Cloud Over Veterans Dissipates!
Being A Good Citizen
Understanding Competition versus Cooperation in Youth Sports
The Gray Cloud Over Your Head
How You Play the Game
Summer Marketing Club Schedule Includes Options Course
Building Assets in Children: What You Can Do
Little Things Make a Big Difference to Creating a Successful Life
Holy Pandemic, Batman! What is Our Risk from Bird Flu?
Internet Safety and Your Child
Hold the Phone! Can We Talk?
Ants in Your Pants, and Everywhere Else?
Alcohol Awareness: What Parents Should Know
Preventing Sexual Child Abuse
Chicago Farmers? Are You Kidding???
Honoring Diversity
Co-Parenting: “For the Sake of Our Children”
Raising Kids, Eating Right, Spending Smart, Living Well
Meeting Season Winding Down as Planting Approaches!
Promoting Tolerance
Money Talks: Creating Opportunities to Grow Closer
Meeting Season Continues With a Wide Variety of Topics
Make a Healthy Lifestyle a Family Affair
Understanding Couples’ Differences: Shopping and Spending
Top Ten Ag. Stories of 2005
How Couples Can Change “That’s Not Fair” to “Win-Win”
How Rude!
Learning to Cope with Anger and Stress in Couple Relationships
Ode to Thanksgiving 2005
Violence: Schools Aren’t Immune
Learning Problem-Solving Skills
November Programs Cover Marketing, Drainage, Ponds & Identity Theft
Lessons for Reaching Our Youth
Steps to Resolving Couple Conflicts
Farm Estate and Business Planning 101
“What is Your “Little Voice” Telling You?”
“Think Safety” As the Combines Roll This Fall
September 26 is Family Day
Are You Prepared for Disaster? Take the Quiz!
How to Keep from “Losing Your Marbles”
Do You Know What’s Happening at School?
Opportunities in 4-H
Facing New School Fears
Variability, Volatility, and Semper Vigilans in the Fields II
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
4-H Exhibit Shows
Variability, Volatility, and Semper Vigilans in the Fields
How Many Connections Can You Make for $.37?
4-H Summer Exhibit Shows
U of I Extension has Safe Websites/Programs for Kids
Important Extension Programs on the Horizon
Healthy Habits Last a Lifetime
Sustainable Agriculture Tours Begin May 25
Words to the Wise
4-Hers Have Terrific Speaking Skills
Keys to Solving Child Abuse
Ode to Spring Planting
How Can Child Abuse Be Part of Nurturing Children?
Illini Team Good Example of Character
What does R-E-S-P-E-C-T mean to you?
Meeting Season Drawing to a Close
Learning to Talk about Expectations Strengthens Love Connections
Summer Camping Opportunities
Newlywed Bliss Versus the Money Monster
Quicken, Crop Insurance, & Youth Tractor Safety in Upcoming Programs
How Do You Communicate Love?
Importance of Reminiscing
How Organized is Your "Stuff?"
February Extension Programs on a Wide Variety of Topics
Teenagers and Motor Vehicles - A Dangerous Combination
What Matters in Your Life?
What Shall We Give the Children?
Victory With Honor
What's A Parent to Do?
Ode to Thanksgiving 2004
Enhancing Social Emotional Learning with Your School
Sportsmanship
Discipline Strategies that Enhance Children's Social/Emotional Skills
Marketing, Long Term Care, Tax Planning, and Liability Issues are November Program Topics
What Do Children (and Adults) Need to Grow Up Healthy?
Building Family Strengths
National 4-H Week
The ABCs of LDPs
Make Family Day Special
Volunteer Opportunities Through 4-H
Exciting Fall Line-up for Extension Family Life Programming
Harvest Eve Farmer Poetry
Parenting Through the Middle School Years: Solving the Mystery of Homework
Zero Tolerance for Bullying!
Today Matters!
'Tis the Season to Take a Hike Through the Corn Fields