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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!

Saving Money with Smart Meters ~ Oct. 24 at 6pm at the Freeport Public Library. Cost savings & better energy choices start with knowledge says Jay Solomon, Extension Educator, Ag & Engineering. Both workshops are at no cost & open to the public. More details & registration is found below.

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Animal Mortality Composting Workshop to be held on Nov. 3 in Baylis, IL. Learn about regulations, composting process, resources, management, design options, and see a demonstration! To learn more and register, see details on link below.

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See what's happening in Jo Daviess County in the newest programs and events flyer.

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See what's happening in Winnebago County in October & November in the newest Program & Events flyer below!

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See what's happening in Stephenson County in September & October in the newest Program & Events flyer below!

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You are invited to the 2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum. Join us on this 3-part series and get energized as you network with volunteers, county-based staff and state specialists from across the country! Leave with new ideas you can use to grow 4-H in your community.

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Pretzel City Kitchens opening is getting closer for Freeport and see news release below for more information.

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Looking for local food? Check out the 2017 Local Foods Directory of Northern Illinois!

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IT'S HERE, the 2017 Northwest IL LOCAL FOODS DIRECTORY, which includes over 50 local farms and businesses supporting local foods. Click below to download and print a copy.

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Looking for a list of Farmers Markets in Stephenson County? See the link below to see all of them!

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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
Unit 1 Extension Council meeting Oct. 16, 2017
Monday October 16, 2017 • 6:00 PM

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