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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Main Office (Montgomery County)
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Christian County)
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 4.30pm

Branch Office (Jersey County)
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Branch Office (Macoupin County)
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

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PLEASE NOTE: Extension offices will be closed December 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday season.

Do You Know the History and Legend of the Poinsettia? For selection, care, fun faqs and much more.

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It's December... have you picked out your Christmas tree? Christmas Trees and More offers advice on picking the perfect tree, fun facts, tree traditions, and a listing of tree farms.

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Get the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition. Visit the Mission: Nutrition blog by Lisa Peterson, Nutrition & Wellness Educator for Unit 18, as she shares healthy recipes and useful tips and information. You can even sign up to get automatic email notices whenever she posts something new!

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Master Gardener Training 2015 will be offered in Carlinville, Jerseyville and Jacksonville. Classes start January 2015. Applications are due by December 15, 2015. Click the "Learn More" link below for more information.

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Want to get notifications of upcoming Extension EVENTS directly to your Notification List?

Join our Extension Unit 18 FACEBOOK GROUP and always be in "the know"!

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Unit 18 Plan of Work 2014 - 2015.

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Unit 18 Annual Report 2013-2014

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2014 Public Meetings Summary Report

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2014 Public Meetings Staff Presentations

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