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University of Illinois Extension serving Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties

Main Office (Lee County)
Sauk Valley Community College
173 Illinois Route 2, IF5
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815-835-2070
FAX: 815-835-2073

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

Branch Office (Whiteside County)
100 E Knox Street
Morrison, IL 61270
Phone: 815-772-4075
FAX: 815-772-4077

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Area citizens are invited to participate in the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Event collection set for Saturday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The event will be conducted at the west entrance of the Shopko Hometown Store parking lot, Savanna, IL.

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Is Multiflora Rose taking over your woodlands? Are you wondering what, if anything, can be done about these (and other) invasive species that are taking over your property? Consider attending an upcoming workshop on identifying and controlling these invasive and non-native plants.

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Exploring Our Environment offered Saturday, October 4 in Mt. Carroll University of Illinois Extension will be hosting three environmental workshops on Saturday, October 4 at Naaman Diehl Auditorium in Mt. Carroll. The day starts at 10 am with “Clearing the Air About Radon”, followed by “Making Your Own Rain Barrel” over lunch break and “Weather Observer” class starting at 1 pm.

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The Ogle County Services Network is sponsoring their annual Wellness & Resource Fair for adults on Friday, October 17 from 8:30 – 2 pm at the Rock River Center, 810 South 10th St. in Oregon. Flu Vaccines will be available by the Ogle County Health Department.

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The University of Illinois Extension will be offering a 3-part introductory beekeeping course on November 7, 14, and March 17, 2015 at the Deere-Wiman Carriage House in Moline, Illinois. Classes will start at 10:00 a.m. and finish at 4:00 p.m.

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Check out our new spin clubs for the upcoming year.

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2014 Fall Fest Registration Form for all Carroll, Lee and Whiteside 4-H Clubs.

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Have a gardening question? Call one of our Master Gardeners on the Helpline!

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Preserve the Taste of Summer: We are excited to announce our new online course for Food Preservation. This 8 module course covers: food safety, canning basics, canning acid foods, pressure canning low-acid foods, preparation and canning of pickled and fermented foods, making and preserving fruit spreads, freezing food, storage of frozen and refrigerated foods, and drying foods

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Want to learn more about cash leases and cash rent prices in Illinois. Illinois Farm Management Handbook is found on Farmdoc.illinois. Information in this handbook is useful in a variety of management decisions. Much of the data used in this section comes from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) Associations.

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Help yourself to a healthy home and reduce your risk to Radon. Find out what levels of Radon were found in your county and what this means for you.

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