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University of Illinois Extension serving Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties

Main Office (Whiteside County)
12923 Lawrence Road
Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: 815-632-3611
FAX: 815-716-8922

Branch Office (Carroll County)
807D S Clay St
Mt. Carroll, IL 61053
Phone: 815-244-9444
FAX: 815-244-3708

Branch Office (Lee County)
280 W Wasson Rd
Amboy, IL 61310
Phone: 815-857-3525
FAX: 815-857-3527

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Thank you for visiting our website. University of Illinois Extension is the link between the U of I and all of our friends and neighbors in Carroll, Lee and Whiteside counties. Our programs are research-based and practical. Browse our site for the latest in news, tips, programs and volunteer opportunities!  Our unit emphasis is on Home Horticulture, Family Living and Wellness, and Youth Development.  We invite you to explore our program offerings and join us for incredible programs.  If you have a child between 5 and 18 our 4-H program is an advetnure waiting for you.  Young people in 4-H learn valuable skills for a lifetime while exploring projects that interest them. 

If you have an interest in volunteering consider becoming a 4-H Volunteer, a Master Gardener or a Master is a great way to put your passion to work and help others learn.  Our goal is to "Extend Knowledge and Change Lives." 

Today's Features

Check out all the Commercial Agriculture Workshops that are taking place this winter.

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Don't let your kids get the winter time blues? Check out what new SPIN clubs or workshops are taking place in your area.

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Stateline Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference...This year’s conference will bring together industry specialists from Illinois and Wisconsin who will provide the most recent information regarding insect and disease threats to large-scale fruit and vegetable growers, new techniques like grafting, and a presentation on the evolution of the Great Pumpkin Patch.

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U of I Extension is offering PRIVATE APPLICATOR training and testing clinics starting in January 2016, including a training session on March 24, 2016 at Days Inn at Rock Falls. Pre-registration is required for all training sites through the PSEP website. Test only sites can register at their local extension office.

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SOIL and WATER Management Webinar for Certified Crop Advisers will be held on February 25, 2016 at the Whiteside County Office. The webinar is from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Earn up to 4.5 CEU-hours in Soil & Water Management.

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Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Community and Economic Development Consumer Economics Family Life Horticulture Nutrition and Wellness

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