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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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NOW Accepting Applications to Participate in the 2016 Master Gardener Training Program.

Class topics include: botany, soils & fertilizer, vegetables, plant pathology, wildlife, insects, woody, ornamentals & landscape design, turf grass, annuals & perennials, fruits & propagation. All applications due by February 16th.

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NOW Accepting Applications for the 2016 Christian County LEADership Program.

If you are interested in learning more about your community, expanding your leadership skills and networking with other residents, then sign up today for the 2016 Christian County LEADership program. Deadline for application is December 11, 2015

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Unit 18 Annual Report 2014-2015

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Unit 18 Horticulture Needs Assessment Survey Results.

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Unit 18 - 2015-2016 Plan of Work

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Unit 18 Program Planning Survey 2015 Results.

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Garden Planning Workshop for the whole family will be offered in Jerseyville. Dec. 17 at 1:00 p.m. Click the "Learn More" link below to register.

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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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Equal Employment Opportunity Notice.

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University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.

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