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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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Stop by our 4-H Open House on Saturday, October 10 between 9 am - Noon at our Rock Island County Extension office in Milan, IL to learn about 4-H and do FUN hands-on activities!

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October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month. To promote family time and the value of shared meals, we will be highlighting some favorite recipes from our staff and community partners. First up is a recipe from our very own Brad Cirks, SNAP-Ed Educator. Follow this link to view his recipe!

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Learn from local experts about these topics in horticulture at the fall workshops October 10, 9 am - noon in Aledo: Honeybees, Honey & More; Trees, Fall Color Identification & Pruning; Natural Plants & Prairies.

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Register for “Year of the Volunteer” Conference, Friday, October 16 featuring Tony Goodwin. Non-profit agencies will learn from, share with and get inspired on how to activate and inspire 21st century volunteers!

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Adventures Await in 4-H! Sign up now for new clubs, workshops and programs!

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Four Seasons of Gardening Fall Webinars! Get the latest information from U of I Extension horticulture experts. Topics include: Practical Weed Control, Vegetative Propagation and Abiotic Plant Problems.

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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

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