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University of Illinois Extension serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Main Office (Rock Island County)
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (Henry-Stark County)
26234 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434
Phone: 309-853-1533
FAX: 309-853-1634
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am to 4:30pm (Closed from 12 - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Mercer County)
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8am to 4:30pm (Closed from 12 - 1 pm)

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Today's Features

On Saturday, September 6, the FREE Supermarket Shuttle will run to the Rock Island Hy-Vee and Aldi from these locations with two start times: Cotton Mill Apartments, Sunset Height, Century Woods, Martin Luther King Center and Spencer Towers. To find out locations where the bus will stop, check out this link.

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Learn from a regional expert on how to set up your own beekeeping program and make your own honey! The workshop is November 7 and 14 with a refresher course in March to prepare you for your first season!

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Preserve the Taste of Summer is an 8 module online course which covers everything from food safety and canning basics to pickles and jams. It is self-paced, so you can learn when it is convenient for you. The cost is $50. Check it out and register here.

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Join us for a webinar from noon to 1 pm on Tuesday, September 9 for Important Questions About Redistricting in Illinois. It is led by two of the state's leading experts, Christopher Z. Mooney, Director of IGPA and Richard Winkel, Director of IGPA Office of Public Leadership.

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Extension Educator, Community & Economic Development (Community Development and Planning), Unit 7. The University of Illinois Extension is seeking an individual to provide educational leadership for program delivery in Unit 7 (Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark Counties). Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis required. Spanish speaking skills desirable, but not required. Closing date is September 5, 2014. The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

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Information and Resources for You

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

Extension Meetings

Meeting Notes from October 15, 2013
Tuesday October 15, 2013 • 6:00 PM
U of I Extension Minutes from January 30, 2014
Thursday January 30, 2014 • 6:00 PM
Meeting Notes from March 18, 2014
Tuesday March 18, 2014 • 6:00 PM

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