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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

* Unit 1 Programs and Events

* Unit 1 Programs and Events

Extension Resources for Dealing with Drought

The Summer of 2012 will be remembered in the Midwest for record-breaking high temperatures and severe drought conditions, which have affected thousands in our community, from the local farmer to the home gardener. Our University of Illinois Extension offices have created this Drought Resources Page to provide useful information and resources that will assist in making agricultural and horticultural decisions related to the drought and heat.

1) U OF I EXTENSION - ILLINOIS DROUGHT RESOURCES WEBSITE

This website created by U of I Extension is full of resources categorized under Crops, Livestock, Home & Garden, and Financial. Viewers will find articles and weblinks from a variety of organizations including U of I Extension, USDA, State of Illinois, Department of Agriculture, National Weather Service, and more. Viewers will also find critical information including disaster assistance programs and drought monitor data.

Click here for the ILLINOIS DROUGHT RESOURCES WEBSITE

2) U of I EXTENSION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

In response to the needs of our communities in northern Illinois, U of I Extension has organized educational programs, which will be presented on a handful of dates at locations throughout northern Illinois.

Join Extension Horticulture Educator, Candice Miller, for the program Dealing with Drought in the Home Landscape, and learn about the impact the drought is having on our landscape and gardens, and actions gardeners can take to minimize damage. Recent drought news will also be shared and questions are welcome!

This program is free, open to the public, and will be presented in Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties. Click below to register and for additional program information.

GALENA - Tuesday, July 31, 2 to 3 p.m., Mid-West Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Galena IL 61036 (link to online registration) (link to program flyer)

FREEPORT - Thursday, August 9, 6 to p.m., Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St, Freeport IL 61032 (link to online registration) (link to program flyer)

STOCKTON - Wednesday, August 15, 6 to 7 p.m., Stockton Public Library, 140 W. Benton Ave, Stockton IL 61085 (link to online registration) (link to program flyer)

ROCKFORD - Wednesday, August 22, 6 to 7 p.m., Rockford Public Library-East Branch, 6685 East State Street, Rockford IL 61108 (link to online registration) (link to program flyer)


3) PRESS RELEASE

Click below to read a recent press release from U of I Extension Horticulture Educator, Candice Miller titled Drought in the Vegetable Garden. Miller explains the necessity of watering a vegetable garden (as it does not go dormant like a lawn) and shares practices gardeners can implement to help reduce the amount of watering in their gardens.

Click here for the PRESS RELEASE 'Drought in the Vegetable Garden'

THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR DROUGHT RESOURCES PAGE.

We hope this information proves helpful. We encourage you to contact our U of I Extension county offices should you have questions or need additional assistance.

  • Email: uie-jsw@illinois.edu
  • Jo Daviess County: 815-858-2273
  • Stephenson County: 815-235-4125
  • Winnebago County: 815-986-4357