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University of Illinois Extension serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria and Tazewell Counties

Main Office (Tazewell County)
1505 Valle Vista
Pekin, IL 61554
Phone: 309-347-6614
FAX: 309-347-5472
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Fulton County)
15411 N IL 100 Highway
Lewistown, IL 61542
Phone: 309-547-3711
FAX: 309-547-3713
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Mason County)
127 S High St, Ste 1
Havana, IL 62644
Phone: 309-543-3308
FAX: 309-543-6239
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Peoria County)
4810 North Sheridan
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309-685-3140
FAX: 309-685-3397
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Peoria and Tazewell counties!

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WEEK TV News reports successful week for Tazewell County 4-H Fair.

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Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox A project by the Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs Illinois is in fiscal crisis, with no easy solutions. Many tools will be needed to fix the problem. The Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox is a collection of essays that assess policy options that help to frame the issues surrounding Illinois’s precarious budget situation. Please join us in this three part series on Illinois’s budget situation. Tuesday | May 13, 2014 - Toolbox Fundamentals Registration is required. See the registration listing on our website for additional information.

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2013 Annual Report for Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit.

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USDA Employment Opportunities in Food, Renewable Energy, and the Environment 2010-2015 The agricultural, food, and renewable natural resources sectors of the U.S. economy will generate an estimated 54,400 annual openings for individuals with baccalaureate or higher degrees in food, renewable energy, and environmental specialties between 2010 and 2015. Seventy-four percent of the jobs are expected in business and science occupations; 15 percent in agriculture and forestry production; and 11 percent in education, communication, and governmental services. You can find a copy of the full report ....

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STARTING A FARMERS MARKET? Every market comes together differently. The combination of goals, resources, and organizational challenges are unique to each market. However, many markets have similar needs when they first get going. Farmers Market Coalition has created a guide designed to guide users through the process of starting a farmers market.

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Cash Farm Lease forms are available as a pdf file. You can type in them and print, or print blanks to fill in by hand. They can't be saved. Click on learn more to go to the form.

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Master Gardener Plant Detectives and Extension staff are armed and ready to "Help Others Learn to Grow." Contact us today using one of the following methods.


Master Gardener Helpline: Open April 15th - September 30th at (309) 685-3140(309) 685-3140 ext. 13 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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