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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
Email: uie-hmrs@illinois.edu
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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Potatoes are among the earliest vegetables planted in the garden. Early, midseason, and late varieties all may be planted in March or early April. There are more than 100 varieties of potatoes. Learn more here

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The University of Illinois Extension Local Government Education (LGE) will host a free webinar titled, Illinois Local Government: How do you make essential services more effective and efficient?, on Thurs., May 19 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Many Illinois corn and soybean growers are busy planting their crops, with 42 percent of the corn and two percent of the soybean crop planted as of April 24. However, those producers who are just getting started or are still waiting for dry fields may not see a large yield penalty, according to University of Illinois crop scientist Emerson Nafziger.

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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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