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University of Illinois Extension serving Lake and McHenry Counties

Main Office (Lake County)
100 South US Highway 45
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-223-8627
FAX: 847-223-9288
Email:uie-lm@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (McHenry County)
1102 McConnell Road
PO Box 1430
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-338-3737
FAX: 815-338-4755
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Lake County Association for Home Community Education (LCAHCE) is sponsoring a presentation on "What's New In Textiles". Being held at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL., Thursday, November 6th at 10:00 AM. Sarah Storaasli will be giving the presentation. ALL are welcome! Call the Extension Office to register at: 847-223-8627.

Lake County 4-H Teen Open House! Come meet other 4-H Teens from Lake County. Monday,November 10, 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Lake County Extension Office, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL. Open to 4-Hers Ages: 13-18. Fun, Games, Food, Teambuilding. Activities you can take back to your club meetings & learn more about the Youth Leadership opportunities in 4-H. Sponsored by the Lake County 4-H Teen Ambassadors. "Click Below" to register.

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Putting Small Acres to Work will take place Saturday, December 6th, at the NIU Rockford Meeting and Conference Center located at 8500 E. State St., just one mile east of I-90. The registration desk will open at 8:00am, and the program will last from 9:00am to 4:00pm. There will be general sessions on building soil health and choosing scale-appropriate equipment, as well as numerous breakout sessions on both plant and animal topics, including perennial vegetables, berry fruits, root cellars, season extension, chickens, hogs, beekeeping, and grazing. Outreach professionals from both Illinois and Wisconsin will provide the expertise. To register for Putting Small Acres to Work at NIU-Rockford, please visit our website at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo and go to “Register Online” on the right-hand side. You can also contact University of Illinois Extension-Boone County at 815-544-3710 for more information or to register. The program fee is $40 per person, which includes all program materials and lunch. Please register by Monday, December 1st to guarantee a space and a meal. To visit NIU-Rockford website "Click Below".

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YOU ARE INVITED TO INTERNATIONAL DAY! Hosted by the International Directors of the Lake County Association for Home and Community Education(LCAHCE). Event held at University of Illinois Extension Office, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10am-1pm with speakers and lunch. Come celebrate the culture of "GERMANY". To register call the Extension Office at: 847-223-8627.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2015 SMALL FARM WEBINAR SERIES - The Small Farm Webinar Series is a weekly on-line educational series for the small farm community and provides practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. This series of online events is aimed at providing small farm producers with a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability.

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Extension Council Meeting Schedule 2014-2015
Tuesday September 23, 2014 • 6:00 PM

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