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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-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: Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm (Closed from 12 - 1 pm)

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On behalf of the staff - we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!  There are some great tips for your holiday meals, plants and family gatherings on our website.  Visit Turkey for the Holidays for everything from food safety to recipes.  If you are going to be picking out your tree, visit Christmas Trees and More for selection, care, facts and fun.  You can also visit the Poinsettia Pages which shares history, facts, selection, care and more.

We have so many valuable educational resources it's hard to fit them all on one website!   Here's a little help to navigate.  If you want to find out about Upcoming Programs, look under Register Online.  Under Today's Features you can find in-depth information and resources from each of our signature program areas.  Look at the Online Forms and Surveys to get advice from Master Gardeners and check out Blogs under Read the Latest News.  We are pleased to be able to bring you such an incredible and diverse array of program offerings to help extend knowledge and change lives!   

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Introduction to Beekeeping: First Year and Beyond, December 2 and 9. This 3 part course is designed for beginners and those who have some experience. Introductory as well as 2nd, 3rd year strategies will be covered. People who have been beekeeping always gain from a refresher course and beginners always learn through questions and dialogue of those more experienced.

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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 En Español

Extension Meetings

Council Meeting Minutes from October 21, 2014
Tuesday October 21, 2014 • 6:00 PM
UI Extension Council Minutes from March 17, 2015
Tuesday March 17, 2015 • 6:00 PM
Council Meeting Minutes from June 2, 2015
Thursday July 2, 2015 • 6:00 PM
Minutes from Council Meeting September 1, 2015
Tuesday September 1, 2015 • 6:00 PM

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