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University of Illinois Extension serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties

Main Office (Jackson County)
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-687-1727
FAX: 618-687-1612
Email: uie-fjprw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Franklin County)
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: 618-439-3178
FAX: 618-439-2953
Hours: M–F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Branch Office (Perry County)
3764 State Rte 13/127
Room 110
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: 618-357-2126
FAX: 618-357-3934
Hours: Mon - Wed, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Randolph County)
313 West Belmont Street
Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-443-4364
FAX: 618-443-1922
Hours: M–Th, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Branch Office (Williamson County)
201-B W Main
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-993-3304
FAX: 618-997-1542
Hours: Mon - Thu, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)

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Welcome!

Welcome to University of Illinois Extension, serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson counties! Our Extension Educators bring you practical research-based information in horticulture, local food systems and small farms, youth development, and community and economic development. These programs are geared toward enabling people to improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Call us at (618)687-1727 for more information.

Tip of the Week

Did you know that Grandparents represent one-third of the population of the United States? There are 70 million of them! Their numbers are increasing with nearly 1.7 million new grandparents being added each year!

Here are some fascinating statistics about Grandparents:

· 72% think being a grandparent is the single most important and satisfying thing in their lives.

· 90% enjoy talking about their grandchildren to just about anyone!

· 75% of grandparents are online

· 45% use social media

· 72% take care of their grandchildren on a regular basis and 13% are primary caregivers

· 28% volunteer on a regular basis

Visit the Family Files Blog for more articles celebrating "Older Americans Month!" >

Questions? Contact Susan Sloop, Extension Educator, Family Life at ssloop@illinois.edu

Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Community and Economic Development Consumer Economics Family Life Horticulture Leadership and Local Government Local Food Systems and Small Farms Nutrition and Wellness Schools Online

Extension Meetings

Extension Council Meeting
Monday September 19, 2016 • 7:00 PM
Extension Council Meeting
Monday November 21, 2016 • 7:00 PM
Extension Council Meeting
Monday January 23, 2017 • 7:00 PM
Extension Council Meeting
Monday March 20, 2017 • 7:00 PM
Extension Council Meeting
Monday May 15, 2017 • 7:00 PM

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