Read the Latest News

News Releases

Pubs Plus

Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Main Office (Stephenson County)
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Jo Daviess County)
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

SNAP Ed Office
650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Branch Office (Winnebago County)
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

Discover Extension


Welcome to the University of Illinois Extension serving JoDaviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. Using the vast resources of the Univ. of IL, the Extension provides practical, research-based information to make a positive difference in people's lives. Explore our website and let us help you put knowledge to work!

Today's Features

Want to register for an upcoming program in Winnebago, Stephenson, or JoDaviess County with the Univ. of IL Extension? See the list of all our upcoming program registrations on the right side of this page or call a local office for details!

A Computer & Electronics Recycling Event will be held June 2 & 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The event will be at Highland Community College,Freeport in Parking Lot B. The Computer & Electronics Recycling Event is sponsored by the Stephenson County Health Department and the University of Illinois Extension. The event is open to the public. See News Release below for more details.

Learn more >>

YES, You Can~Food Preservation programs in Stephenson County! Join Diane Reinhold, U of I, Nutrition & Wellness Extension Educator, at one of these 4 summer preservation programs! See flyer below for all the details and don't miss out!

Learn more >>

Water-Bath & Pressure Canning Workshop offered June 1 from 1-4 pm in Elizabeth and June 15 from 5-9 pm in Freeport. Topics on benefits of canning,when to water bath vs. pressure canning, why food acidity matters when canning and much more! Preregistration is required, as space is limited, and cost is $5. Click on link below to register or learn more.

Learn more >>

Join us for the 32nd Annual Stephenson County Ag Breakfast on Saturday, June 24th, 2017! The menu will feature beef bacon, pork sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese, coffee cake, milk, and ice cream; being serving from 6 to 10 am at the Stephenson Co. Fairgrounds, Freeport,IL. See flyer below for more details.

Learn more >>

Illinois Tech Wizards Newsletter - Featuring Rockford Tech Wizards Program!

Learn more >>

2017 MASTER GARDENER TRAINING will begin in September in Stephenson County, so watch for more detail or see flyer below! If you have an interest in gardening and horticulture, and enjoy volunteering to "Help Others Learn to Grow?" this is for YOU!

Learn more >>

See what's happening in Stephenson County during June, July & August in our flyer below!

Learn more >>

Information and Resources for You

Nutrition and Wellness 4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Environment and Energy Stewardship Horticulture Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Extension Meetings

Unit 1 Extension Council
Wednesday December 14, 2016 • 6:30 PM

View All Meetings »