Contact Us

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)

Our Staff

Tony Franklin
County Extension Director
Diane Baker
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development-Metro & Military
Kristin Bogdonas
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
Jenny Garner
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
Cheryl Geitner
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
Becky Buckrop
Program Coordinator, Marketing and Local Fund Development
Tracy Fowler-Pestle
Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development, Mercer
Betty Gavin
Program Coordinator, SNAP-Ed
Paula Janson
Program Coordinator, Ag Literacy - Henry County
Teresa Kirwan
Program Coordinator, Ag Literacy - Mercer County
Westley Long
Program Coordinator - 4-H Youth Development
Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
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Jennifer Peterson
Program Coordinator
Sheryl Solomonson
Program Coordinator, Ag Literacy, Rock Island County
Donna Buechler (Minear)
Community Worker, SNAP-Ed
Brad Cirks
Community Worker, SNAP-Ed
Madeline Gustafson
Community Worker, SNAP-Ed
Taina Machalek
Community Worker, SNAP-Ed
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Erek Bell
Extra Help, Program Staff
Mariel Buckrop
Extra Help, Program
Allison Hupfer
Extra Help, Program
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Linda Over
Extra Help, Clerical
Pat DeMont
Office Support Associate
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Catherine Griffiths
Office Support Associate
Connie Goldasich
Office Support Assistant
Carol Kendall
Office Support Assistant