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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
Email:uie-clw@illinois.edu

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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Plan to attend the Cover Crop Tour on Nov. 6, 2014. Tour 3 farms in Stephenson County, beginning at 1pm and ending at 3pm. Sponsored by Univ. of IL Extension, NRCS & SWCD.

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Uncover the mysteries of your officer position...attend 4-H Officer Training...Saturday, November 8 in Mt. Carroll.

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Making your own gifts to give during the holidays can be a very rewarding task. Join the Lee County 4-H’ers on November 15 as they learn how to make different holiday gifts. A few of these gifts include, lattice necklaces, treats in a jar, pampered gifts, clay pot snowmen and more! These classes are open to anyone between the ages of 8 and 18.

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Do you have a few extra acres you’d like to put to good use? Whether it’s an old farmstead, a fallow green space, or a great big yard you’d rather not mow, you probably have some ideas about what it could become. “That’s why our Local Food Systems and Small Farms Extension team is hosting a workshop in Rockford called Putting Small Acres to Work.”

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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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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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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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