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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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Help the Mercer County 4-H Teen Federation by donating non-perishable food items during Trick or Treat hours in Aledo, Joy-Eliza, Sherrard and Viola IL. All donations will go to the area's Food Pantry. For more information call the Mercer County 4-H office at (309)582-5106.

The Mercer County 4-H Teen Federation is having a clothing drive during the month of November. Anyone wishing to donate gently used winter clothing for local families in need, you may drop them off at the Mercer County office throughout the month of November.

This Spanish website helps students understand what types of animals were present during different time periods. In addition, students will learn about plate tectonics, climate, and other factors that affected ancient animals and the ecosystems they lived in. There is a special section that focuses on Illinois and what animals could be found in the state during three different time periods — 65 million years ago, 10,000 years ago, and today.

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We are pleased to offer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program where U of I Extension staff work with low-income and limited resource individuals, families, and youth to improve health issues, assist with making healthier food choices, and aim for a physically active lifestyle. Here's the new website that details the program.

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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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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 En Español

Extension Meetings

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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