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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

Illinois Tech Wizards Newsletter - Featuring Rockford Tech Wizards Program!

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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!

"Developing The Creative Economy" is a new program designed for Creative Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders, and Economic Development Professionals! Join us on April 26th from 6-7 pm at the Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, to learn more! For more information or to register click on the link below.

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Hungry for Pork Chops and Applesauce? Attend the 10th annual Stephenson County 4-H & EXTENSION PORK CHOP DINNER on Sunday, April 2nd, 11am to 2pm, at the Eagles Club in Freeport. Tickets are $6.00 in advance and available at the Extension Office; Carry Out Dinners available. All proceeds benefit 4-H programs! Call 235-4125 for details & see flyer below.

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See what's happening in Stephenson County during February & March in our flyer below!

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Check out the upcoming programming in Jo Daviess County.

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Check out the upcoming Programming in Winnebago County for January thru March.

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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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Northwestern IL Forage & Grassland Council sponsoring hay & straw auctions again at Orangeville Boco Mini-Mart on Route 26, Orangeville. See the link below for more information.

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See the newest Unit 1 Ag Newsletter below!

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Information and Resources for You

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

Extension Meetings

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

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