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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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Ready... Set... Grow... Add a “spring” to your step at the 2015 Ready… Set…. Grow… gardening workshop, on Saturday, March 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. Join the Master Gardeners of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties in cooperation with Sauk Valley Community College for this one-day event offering information about various aspects of home gardening.

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The University of Illinois Extension is accepting applications to participate in the 2015 Master Gardener Training Program. Those interested need to complete an application form and return it to their local county extension office. Master Gardeners are individuals with an interest in horticulture willing to participate in 60 hours of classes taught by University of Illinois Educators. Then they agree to volunteer 60 hours of time through their local office to teach others about gardening

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Come Learn How Healthy Soils Work for You!! Living Soils and Composting Workshop on February 12 in Morrison.

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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 winter programming in Ag & Natural Resources 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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2014 Farm Economic Summit--Speakers from the farmdoc team at the University of Illinois will explore the farm profitability outlook and management challenges from several perspectives, includ-ing the 2015 outlook for prices, farm income prospects, long-term grain price pro-spects, and the new farm programs. The format for the meeting will be fast-paced and allow plenty of time for questions from the audience.

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Invasive Pest Workshop- Early detection and response is key to managing invasive pests. The Illinois First Detector Workshops are aimed at improving awareness. February 4, 2015...Sycamore, IL.

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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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