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University of Illinois Extension serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties

Knox County
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: 309-342-5108
FAX: 309-342-1768
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Henderson County
410 E. Main, PO Box 540
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Phone: 309-924-1163
FAX: 309-924-1164
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8am-2pm and Thursday 8am-4:30pm

McDonough County
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Warren County
1000 North Main Street
P.O. Box 227
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-5161
FAX: 309-734-5532
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30pm (Closed noon to 1 pm)

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Local Food Systems and Small Farms


  • Making a Hoop Pen for Pasture Poultry
    Interest in pasture poultry production has been on the rise. This kind of poultry production typically involves housing the birds in a bottomless pen that is placed on pasture and moved at regular intervals. The flock has access to the pasture (plants and any associated insects) while providing them some protection from predators. Includes detailed instructions for constructing a Hoop Pen.

  • Nutrient Composition of Poultry from Different farms and Management Systems PDF

  • Pastured poultry-Getting Started Right
    This is an on-line session taught By U of I Extension Educator Kyle Cecil, for the 2012 Purdue university Pastured Poultry School. Topics include starting chicks and how to assure success early on in the production phase.

  • Profitable Pastured Poultry Production PDF
    A useful guide to considerations regarding starting a pastured poultry operation.

  • Profitable Poultry PDF
    Profitable Poultry, originally published by SARE in 2006 and updated in 2012, combines farmer experiences and the latest research to serve as a comprehensive primer on pastured-poultry systems.

  • Protect Your Poultry From Avian Flu
    Important information for small flock poultry owners on the Avian Flu Outbreak.