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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

Sign up now for 4-H Summer Day Camps. Check out the dates near you. Four days long from 9-3:30pm this summer.

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Illini Summer Academies lets high school youth give college a spin Illini Summer Academies run June 26-29 on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Youth select one of 16 different fields of study and spend 17 hours of academy instruction with university staff.

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Lee County Horse Clinic, Saturday April 30, 2016-Lee County 4-H Fairgrounds Meg McConville has set aside the day for private lessons! This is a working clinic so bring your horse along. Sign up for a 1 hour session with Meg to work on specific areas with your horse. Choose 1 or more from: Showmanship, Halter, Grooming, Pleasure, Horsemanship and/or Trail.

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We have so many new SPIN Clubs for your children to enjoy this Spring and Summer. Make sure to check them out!

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We are offering a summer wellness series in Dixon and Sterling this summer...don't miss out!

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Check out all the programming that is taking place this spring in Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties. Highlighted programs are additions from the previous week.

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Camp Dream- Free Summer Camp for Children and teens w/ diabetes (age 5-17). Parents/guardians and siblings of campers are also encouraged to attend.

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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
Wednesday May 11, 2016 • 6:30 PM

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