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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

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

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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!

Illinois Tech Wizards Newsletter - Featuring Rockford Tech Wizards Program!

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New "Aging: Everybody's Doing It", program on May 19 at the Freeport Library! Having a healthy lifestyle & knowledge of resources can help you stay healthier longer! Enjoy 3 dynamic speakers from 10-3 this day on various health topics for only $12. Pre-register by calling the Ext. office at 235-4125 or online at the link below.

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See what's happening in Stephenson County during April & May in our flyer below!

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Freezing Your Summer Harvest program in Freeport. Learn BASIC food preservation with Diane Reinhold, Univ. of IL Extension, Nutrition & Wellness Educator as she teaches the benefits of freezing, how it affects produce, why blanching is important & much more! Registration is required & cost is $5, click on link below to register now!

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Water-Bath & Pressure Canning Workshop offered 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.

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Check out the upcoming programming in Jo Daviess County.

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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!

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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING INFO: The University of IL Extension will NOT be offering an Electronics Recycling Collection in 2017 due to cuts in funding for these types of events. If you would like to learn about alternative options for recycling your electronics or other items, please call the Ext. Office at 815-235-4125 or see flyer below.

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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

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