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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

Branch Office (Winnebago County)
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Just about every dish tastes better with fresh herbs - and there's no better way to get fresh herbs than to grow them yourself. Growing an indoor herb garden is a great way to extend the gardening season. Learn how to grow and cook with your herbs during a GROWING & COOKING CULINARY HERBS workshop offered by University of Illinois Extension - Jo Daviess County. Click Below for more information, or go to Register Online.

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Are you a FARMER who needs information about the new commodity agriculture programs in the 2014 Farm Bill? If so, CLICK HERE.

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It's back and updated for 2014! The Northwest Illinois 2014 Local Food Directory for Stephenson County. See link below to download a copy for yourself and enjoy!

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Join us for the 29th Annual Stephenson County Ag Breakfast on Saturday, June 28th, 2014. Menu will feature beef bacon, pork sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese, coffee cake, milk, and ice cream; being serving from 6 until 10 am at the Stephenson Co. Fairgrounds, Freeport,IL. See flyer below for more details.

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4-H means something different to every member, every leader, every parent, every supporter, every alum, everyone! At Illinois 4-H, we want to celebrate everything that 4-H is to YOU! We thought we'd make it as FUN and REWARDING as possible ... because #thats4h! So, let's have a CONTEST with almost $1,000 in PRIZES! To learn more about how to enter this fun contest, click the link below and let your creativity begin!

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It's time to THINK SPRING! Check out Extension's newest website, BEYOND IMPATIENS & PETUNIAS, which focuses on helping gardeners select the right plant for a given growing conditions. An extensive plant directory gives plant suggestions and growing tips for a variety of annuals and perennials. The site was developed by Greg Stack, Extension Horticulturist. Click below.

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The Unit 1 Ag Newsletter is now on-line. Click below to view the newsletter.

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