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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

Don't miss out on all of our youth programs...Public Presentations, Livestock Judging, Project Pool and new SPIN Clubs. Check it out!!

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See our latest Calendar of Events for Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties.

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Our team of Educators and Program Coordinators in Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties have reached over 52, 832 clients in 2016 with face to face contacts and other delivery methods such as newsletters and webinars.Take a look at our Impact Report from 2016 to see some of these highlighted programs.

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Take a look at the new state 4-H looks amazing!!!

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Need Cash Rent or Lease information? Check out our Commercial Agriculture site for all your needs.

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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

Extension Meetings

Unit 4 Extension Council
Tuesday March 28, 2017 • 6:30 PM
Unit 4 Extension Council
Tuesday May 9, 2017 • 6:30 PM
Unit 4 Extension Council
Tuesday September 12, 2017 • 6:30 PM
Unit 4 Extension Council
Tuesday December 5, 2017 • 6:30 PM

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