Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator & Lisa Peterson, Nutrition & Wellness Educator team up for a workshop on growing & maintaining apple trees. Peterson will cover the nutritional benefits, baking, cooking, & preserving different varieties of apples.
Learn More about Core Course on Apples Coming to Taylorville Nov 11 »
Extension hosted an all-day fall retreat of the Home and Community Education Association (HCE) October 13. Thirty people attended and were from Christian, Fayette, Jersey, Macoupin, and Montgomery counties.
Learn More about HCE Members Learned about Drug Addiction & Technology at Fall Retreat »
Pumpkin Palooza workshop took place October 10 at the Macoupin County Extension Office. Youth learned fun facts about pumpkins, took part in science experiments using pumpkins, sampled pumpkin pie in a bag, & decorated their very own pumpkin to take home.
Learn More about Macoupin County 4-H Hosted Pumpkin Palooza Art Workshop »
This year’s theme was “Drone Discovery”. Participants visited various hands-on learning stations and learned about the principles of flight and made a glider out of a foam plate. Stations also included 3D printing, computer programing, and a drone demonst
Learn More about Over 100 attend 4th Annual Montgomery County 4-H Family Science Night »
October 29 - Geocaching is an outdoor activity, in which participants use a GPS receiver or mobile device & other navigational techniques to find hidden containers, called "geocaches".
Learn More about Jersey County 4-H GeoCaching at Pere Marquette State Park »
2016 Macoupin County Plat Books Available
The Macoupin County Land Atlas & Plat Book is now available through the Macoupin County 4-H Foundation. $45. Available at:
Macoupin County Extension Office, M&M Service Company in Carlinville, & CHS Shipman.
These programs can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own computer. Simply register for the programs you want to attend & you'll receive instructions & program materials in your registration confirmation. All programs are free.
Learn More about 4-Seasons Gardening Fall Webinars »
It was an AMAZING summer for youth development programing in Unit 18. Check out our latest impact report and see Summer 2016 by the numbers.
Learn More about Summer 2016 Youth Impact Report »
Please take a moment to read some of the highlights from the past year. Extension is so proud to serve our community by providing practical education that helps people, businesses & communities solve problems, develop skills & build a better future.
Learn More about Unit 18 (2015-2016) Annual Report Available »