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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Main Office (Macon County)
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (DeWitt County)
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Piatt County)
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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Welcome to University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon, & Piatt Counties. We are excited to be invested in your community! The DeWitt-Macon-Piatt Extension Unit offers practical, research-based education to improve lives and communities. Please contact us in DeWitt County at 217-935-5764, in Macon County at 217-877-6042, and in Piatt County at 217-762-2191 with questions or to learn more about our educational or leadership opportunities.

Today's Features

Thanks to support from the Macon County 4-H & Extension Foundation, the 100th Anniversary of Extension, was celebrated with popcorn, awards, and anxious movie goers in Macon County. Check out what excitement you missed by clicking below!

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From making things explode to sticking pencils through a bag of water, 5-7 year old kids in Macon County had a blast at 4-H Science Camp! Check out all the cool things they did to help them learn more about science.

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WICS in Springfield showcased the 2014 Macon County 4-H Show on their Top Stories. See what 4-Hers are learning besides basic cooking skills!

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Projects at the Macon County 4-H Show prompt exploration by 4-Hers. Check out the article written by Valerie Wells of the Herald & Review on the Macon County 4-H Show by clicking on the Learn More tab below.

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Understanding Food Labels was the hot topic at the YMCA "Putting Wellness to Work" series provided by University of Illinois Extension. Take a look at the article written by Cassie Burton from the Herald & Review.

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Are you ready to can all of the wonderful items that are in abundance in your garden? Check out this article written by Theresa Churchill of the Herald & Review to learn about our upcoming canning classes.

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The Down on the Farm Tour in Piatt County was a great way for community members to see what agricultural projects are available right in their own back yard. Find out more by reading this article from the Piatt County Journal Republican written by Stephanie Davenport.

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We hope you did not miss the 2014 Piatt County "Down on the Farm" tour, but if you did, here is a great recap of what happened on page 13 of FarmWeek. Thanks to FarmWeek for publishing this great article written by Emily Zelhart. Save the date for the next tour, The Harvest Hustle, on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

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Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Consumer Economics Environment and Energy Stewardship Horticulture Local Food Systems and Small Farms Nutrition and Wellness Schools Online

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