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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
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

NATIONAL PREPARE-A-THON DAY - The USDA is a federal partner in the National PrepareAthon scheduled for April 30th. That Saturday is designated as a day for families, businesses and organizations to spend a little time thinking about and updating their emergency and disaster communications plans, taking stock of their "go-kits," and generally preparing for the most likely threats.

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4-H DAY WITH THE MINERS - Friday, June 24 - Deadline to order is May 18 - Order form available on your county's webpage or at your local Extension office.

4-H CAMP REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!! Are you ready for an awesome time this summer meeting new friends and experiencing new things? Western Kentucky 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs, KY will be June 6-9. Southern Illinois 4-H Camp at DuBois Center in DuBois, IL will be June 12-15. Click the link below for more information. Check your county's webpage for registration forms.

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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

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

White Co 4-H GIFT Garden Work Day
Monday May 2, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Saline Co 4-H Federation Meeting
Monday May 2, 2016 • 5:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Dog Obedience Class
Tuesday May 3, 2016 • 6:00 PM
White Co 4-H GIFT Garden Work Day
Wednesday May 4, 2016 • 4:00 PM
White Co 4-H Cloverbud Meeting
Thursday May 5, 2016 • 3:30 PM
White Co 4-H Sheep & Goat Weigh-In
Saturday May 7, 2016 • 8:00 AM
Saline Co 4-H Rabbit Show / Clinic
Saturday May 7, 2016 • 9:30 AM
Saline Co 4-H Dog Obedience Class
Tuesday May 10, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Federation Meeting
Thursday May 12, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Unit 24 Extension Council Meeting
Thursday May 12, 2016 • 6:00 PM
White Co 4-H Painting Workshop
Saturday May 14, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Saline Co 4-H Dog Obedience Class
Tuesday May 17, 2016 • 6:00 PM
White Co 4-H Cloverbud Meeting
Thursday May 19, 2016 • 3:30 PM
4-H Day with the Cardinals
Saturday May 21, 2016 • 3:15 PM
Saline Co 4-H Dog Obedience Class
Tuesday May 24, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Pope-Hardin Co 4-H Livestock Show
Saturday May 28, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Saline Co 4-H Dog Obedience Class
Tuesday May 31, 2016 • 6:00 PM

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