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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)

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our website! The University of Illinois Extension Gallatin/Hamilton/Hardin/Pope/Saline/White County Unit is the link between University of Illinois and all of our friends and neighbors in the six county area. The Extension Office offers practical, research-based information to improve lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Please contact us at 618-252-8391, 618-382-2662, 618-272-3022, 618-643-3416, or 618-695-6060, with questions or to learn more about these educational or leadership opportunities. We also encourage you to add our site to your favorites list. Have a great day! 

Today's Features

ON-FARM SPRING COVER CROP FIELD DAY - April 1, 2016 - 9 am - Ralph "Jr" Upton Farm, 16130 CR 1800 N, Springerton IL 62887 - Click below for more information. Or look to right side of this page for online registration.

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2016 PRUNING CLINIC - An afternoon pruning and management clinic will be held at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, Simpson, IL on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 4-6 PM. The fee for the clinic is $5.00 per person. Pre-registration is required by Monday, March 7, 2016 online or by calling 618-382-2662.

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YES! YOU CAN! PROGRAM - Whether you are just starting out or updating your food preservation knowledge, join University of Illinois Extension, Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Mary Liz Wright for this seasonal program. Besides receiving the latest, most up-to-date food preservation information, you will also be able to get your dial gauge pressure canner tested for accuracy. Click below for dates and locations.

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15th ANNUAL 4-H DAY WITH THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS - Missouri and Illinois 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 21, 2016 for the 15th annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals. Check your county's 4-H page for more information and order form.

2016 SMALL FARMS WINTER WEBINARS - University of Illinois Extension will once again be hosting the Small Farms Winter Webinar Series – featuring practical lunch-hour presentations on small farm enterprises and strategies you can use. Tune in right from your desk every Thursday at noon January 14th through March 31st. Click below for more information or to register.

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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 Science Rocks Workshop
Monday February 15, 2016 • 9:00 AM
White Co 4-H Leather Workshop
Monday February 15, 2016 • 3:30 PM
Saline Co 4-H Pinterest SPIN Club
Thursday February 18, 2016 • 3:30 PM
White Co 4-H Cloverbud Meeting
Thursday February 18, 2016 • 3:30 PM
White Co 4-H Leather Workshop
Monday February 22, 2016 • 3:30 PM
Pope-Hardin Co 4-H Junkdrawer Robotics Workshop
Thursday February 25, 2016 • 3:30 PM
Unit 24 4-H Cosmic Bowling
Friday February 26, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Unit 24 Extension Council Meeting
Wednesday March 2, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Pinterest SPIN Club
Thursday March 3, 2016 • 3:30 PM
Saline Co 4-H Livestock Committee Meeting
Thursday March 3, 2016 • 7:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Rally
Monday March 7, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Pooch Power
Tuesday March 8, 2016 • 6:30 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Trivia Night
Thursday March 10, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Unit 24 4-H Officer Training
Saturday March 12, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Saline Co 4-H Pinterest SPIN Club
Thursday March 17, 2016 • 3:30 PM
Saline Co 4-H Federation Meeting
Monday March 28, 2016 • 5:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Management Committee Meeting
Monday March 28, 2016 • 7:00 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Livestock Skill-a-thon
Wednesday March 30, 2016 • 1:00 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Taxidermy Workshop, session 1
Saturday April 2, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Saline Co 4-H Pinterest SPIN Club
Thursday April 7, 2016 • 3:30 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Taxidermy Workshop, session 2
Saturday April 9, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Saline Co 4-H Swine Weigh-In
Saturday April 9, 2016 • 1:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H Lamb & Meat Goat Weigh-Ins
Saturday April 23, 2016 • 1:00 PM
Saline Co 4-H National Night
Monday April 25, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Unit 24 Extension Council Meeting
Wednesday May 4, 2016 • 6:00 PM

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