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University of Illinois Extension serving Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline and White Counties

Main Office (Saline County)
912 S Commercial Street
Suite 4
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Phone: 618-252-8391
FAX: 618-253-3006
Email: uie-ghhpsw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Gallatin County)
216 S. Murphy
Ridgway, IL 62979
Phone: 618-272-3022
FAX: 618-272-3024

Branch Office (Hamilton County)
100 S. Jackson
Courthouse Basement
McLeansboro, IL 62859
Phone: 618-643-3416
FAX: 618-643-3206
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Hardin & Pope County)
Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
354 State Hwy 145 North
Simpson, IL 62985
Phone: 618-695-6060
FAX: 618-695-2492

Main Office (White County)
1715 College Avenue
Carmi, IL 62821
Phone: 618-382-2662
FAX: 618-382-2276
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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Today's Features

The University of Illinois Extension is teaming up with area farmers to provide four evening “twilight meetings” to highlight and demonstrate diverse farming enterprises across southern Illinois. Anyone involved or interested in local food production is encouraged and invited to attend. Glenn & Carol Meyer of G & C Meyer Farm & Greenhouse will be hosting our second twilight meeting on Monday, June 20, 2016 starting at 6 p.m. Click below for more information.

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Unit #24 Extension Council 2015-2016: Mr. Clint Ragan, Hamilton Co. - Chairman; Ms. Nancy Evans, Saline Co. - Vice Chairman; Ms. Glenna Maxwell, Hamilton Co. - Secretary; Mr. John McKinney, White Co. - Financial Reporter; Mr. Donnie Ahrens, Gallatin Co.; Ms. Valarie Berekashvili, White Co.; Ms. Elaine Bramlet, Saline Co.; Ms. Jill Cowsert, Hardin Co.; Ms. Beth Eckert, Pope Co.; Ms. Janetta Flener, Hardin Co.; Ms. Becky Mitchell, Gallatin Co.; Mr. Charles Nolan, White Co.; Mr. Chad Payne, Hamilton Co.; Ms. Melissa Presser, Pope Co.; Ms. Robin Pyle, Gallatin Co.; Ms. Joy Richey, Saline Co.; Ms. Linda Watkins, Saline Co.

Consumer & Economic Development

Several community committees and organizations collaborate to enhance economic and community development in Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, and White Counties.

Efforts include REDI (Regional Economic Development Initiative) sponsored by Southeastern Illinois College, Area Main Street Programs and Illinois Delta Network Grants for Health Care. Programs are also coordinated with the Small Business Development Center of SIC, Southeastern IL Regional Development & Planning Commission, IL Department of Commerce & Economic Development.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of these programs, please contact your local University of Illinois Extension.

Questions? Contact Susan Odum, Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development at sodum@illinois.edu

Information and Resources for You

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

Extension Meetings

Hamilton Co 4-H Tractor Rodeo
Saturday July 2, 2016 • 11:00 AM
White Co 4-H Fairground Clean Up
Saturday July 9, 2016 • 8:30 AM
White Co 4-H Dog, Cat, Small Pet Show
Saturday July 9, 2016 • 12:30 PM
White Co 4-H Horse Show
Saturday July 9, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Fair Clean Up
Monday July 11, 2016 • 9:00 AM
White Co 4-H Food and Clothing Show
Monday July 11, 2016 • 11:30 AM
White Co 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Show
Monday July 11, 2016 • 5:00 PM
White Co 4-H General Projects Show and Cloverbuds
Tuesday July 12, 2016 • 8:00 AM
White Co 4-H Tractor Driving Contest
Tuesday July 12, 2016 • 4:00 PM
White Co 4-H Livestock Weigh In
Tuesday July 12, 2016 • 5:00 PM
White Co 4-H Livestock Show
Wednesday July 13, 2016 • 8:00 AM
White Co 4-H Shooting Sports Shoot
Wednesday July 13, 2016 • 12:00 PM
White Co 4-H Awards Show
Wednesday July 13, 2016 • 5:00 PM
White Co 4-H Livestock Auction
Wednesday July 13, 2016 • 7:00 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Poultry & Rabbit Show
Thursday July 14, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Hamilton Co 4-H Small Pet, Dog, Cat Show
Thursday July 14, 2016 • 1:00 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Livestock Weigh In
Thursday July 14, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Ag Olympics
Thursday July 14, 2016 • 7:00 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Livestock Show
Friday July 15, 2016 • 7:00 AM
Hamilton Co 4-H Awards
Friday July 15, 2016 • 3:30 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Livestock Auction
Friday July 15, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H General Show
Saturday July 16, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Hamilton Co 4-H General Projects Show
Monday July 18, 2016 • 8:30 AM
Hamilton Co 4-H Foundation Pork Chop Dinner
Monday July 18, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Dog Agility Show
Tuesday July 19, 2016 • 7:00 PM
Pope-Hardin Co 4-H Swine Show
Wednesday July 20, 2016 • 8:00 AM
Hamilton Co 4-H Horse Show
Wednesday July 20, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Hamilton Co 4-H Dairy Day at the Fair
Wednesday July 20, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Home & Family Show
Thursday July 21, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Saline Co 4-H Dog & Cat Shows
Thursday July 21, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Small Pets, Crops, Poultry Shows
Monday July 25, 2016 • 8:30 AM
Saline Co 4-H Rabbit Show
Monday July 25, 2016 • 10:00 AM
Saline Co 4-H Goat Show
Tuesday July 26, 2016 • 8:30 AM
Saline Co 4-H Tractor Driving Contest
Tuesday July 26, 2016 • 1:30 PM
Saline Co 4-H Horse & Pony Show
Tuesday July 26, 2016 • 4:00 PM
White Co 4-H Livestock Committee Meeting
Tuesday July 26, 2016 • 5:00 PM
White Co 4-H Support Committee Meeting
Tuesday July 26, 2016 • 5:30 PM
Saline Co 4-H Swine Show
Thursday July 28, 2016 • 8:30 AM
Saline Co 4-H Sheep Show
Thursday July 28, 2016 • 10:30 AM
Saline Co 4-H Family Picnic
Thursday July 28, 2016 • 12:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Dairy Cattle Show
Thursday July 28, 2016 • 1:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Beef Show
Thursday July 28, 2016 • 1:30 PM
Saline Co 4-H Livestock Auction
Friday July 29, 2016 • 1:00 PM
Pope-Hardin Co 4-H Horse Show
Saturday July 30, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Unit 24 Extension Council Meeting
Thursday August 11, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Federation Meeting & Ice Cream Social
Monday August 15, 2016 • 5:00 PM

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