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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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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!

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Heritage Arts Make and Take Workshop is an event sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and the Home Community Education Associations of Carroll, Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Lee Counties. This workshop promotes the continuation of skills and arts once passed down from generation to generation.

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Have you ever dreamt of spending the night in a museum? No, this isn’t a movie, it’s Science Siesta! Hosted by the University of Illinois Extension, this event for fourth-sixth grade girls will be held twice in 2015. Event dates are: Friday, April 10 to Saturday, April 11 and Friday, April 17 to Saturday, April 18.

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Since 1995, the Midwest Compost School has been conducted annually between Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. The school is an intensive 3 three day program for new and experienced mid to large scale composting operators that will train participants in the science and art of composting.

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An Artifact Speaks If you have ever been to a museum, you understand the attraction of artifacts. The objects that people make and use immediately connect us to their values and endeavors, their joys and hardships. Many Extension unit offices will be offering a free, 3-hour workshop to introduce the program and give participants the opportunity to engage in a selection of program activities.

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NEW Scaling Up Vegetable Production program offered! Register for 1 or all 10 classes on various topics of vegetable production, soils, insects, diseases, business planning, greenhouse management & more! Students may take as a 2-hour Credit at Highland.

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Check out our programming in Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties.

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The Certified Livestock Manager Training program is now available online as a series of modules that can be taken in place of an on-site workshop, free of charge.

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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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