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

Stephenson County
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Email: uie-jsw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

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

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

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Welcome!

Welcome to the University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. Using the vast resources of the U of I, 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

The University of Illinois Extension offices in Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties will be CLOSED on MONDAY, May 28, in observance of MEMORIAL DAY. The offices will reopen on Tuesday with regular business hours.

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!

Join us for the 33rd Annual Stephenson County Ag Breakfast on Saturday, June 16th, 2018! The menu will feature beef bacon, pork sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese, coffee cake, milk, and ice cream; all for only $5 being served from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Stephenson Co. Fairgrounds, Freeport, IL. See flyer below for more details.

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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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Is Asparagus one of your favorite vegetables? "Asparagus: The Elegant Vegetable" will give you handy tips for growing, preserving and cooking (with several delectable recipes) this springtime vegetable.

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Have a gardening or horticulture question? Call our Master Gardener Helpline now through September and let a U of I Extension Master Gardener answer your questions at NO COST! JoDaviess County (May-Sept)at 815-858-2273 on Wednesdays from 10am-Noon, or Winnebago County (April-Sept)at 815-986-4357 on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9am-Noon, or Stephenson County (May-Sept) at 815-235-4125 on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 9am-11am. We look forward to assisting you!

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The ABCs of School Nutrition - Local School Food service Professional Standards Training programs offered. Register below with program flyer.

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Certified Food Protection Manager courses offered in 2018! See flyer below for dates and locations and register on line under Program registrations on right side of this page.

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See what's happening in Stephenson County in May & June, 2018 in the newest Program & Events flyer below!

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See what's happening in Winnebago County in April, May and June 2018 in the newest Program & Events flyer below!

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Find some wonderful, tasty, locally grown foods in our 2018 NORTHWEST IL LOCAL FOOD DIRECTORY! Enjoy what Stephenson and surrounding counties have to offer in the directory 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

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