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University of Illinois Extension serving Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties

Main Office
901 Illinois Avenue
PO Box 117
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-939-3434
FAX: 618-939-7708
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office
1 Regency Plaza
Suite 200
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-4230
FAX: 618-344-5602
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm - Closed 12 Noon to 1:00

EFNEP Training Center
1269 North 89th Street
Suite 3
East St. Louis, IL 62203
Phone: 618-397-4973
FAX: 618-397-8823
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Scott Air Force Base Youth Center
4691 Patriots Drive
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225
Phone: 618-256-4991
Hours: This office is only for Military 4-H Youth Programming

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University of Illinois Extension's Madison-Monroe-St. Clair Unit provides resources and programming to the community. Areas of program focus are: Horticulture, Community and Economic Development; and 4-H and Youth Development. We hope you find the information contained in our website helpful; if not, give us a call, we'd love to help you put knowledge to work.

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2015 Gardens in Bloom Garden Tour featuring 8 gardens in the Belleville/Swansea area for your viewing please on Saturday, June 6. Click Here for the brochure.

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Make plans to attend the 2015 Madison County Garden Tour on Saturday, June 20 featuring 8 gardens in the Glen Carbon area. Click Here for the brochure.

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Quality Assurance and Ethics course - All 4-H members enrolled in an animal project area (beef, dairy, cats, dogs, goats, horses, poultry, rabbits, sheep, and swine) are required to complete the online Quality Assurance and Ethics course one time in order to stay enrolled in an animal project area. Members who don’t complete the certification before the show will be removed from the project and not be allowed to show. Anyone who has already taken the certification does not need to retake the test. The local office has a list of those already certified. This rule applies to 4-H members who exhibit live animals AND poster exhibits.

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2015 Spring Four Seasons Gardening Series will feature:*Introduction to Sustainable Landscaping - April 28, 1:30 p.m., *Busting Garden Myths - May 12, 1:30 p.m., Straw Bale Gardening - May 26, 1:30 p.m. CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM OR REGISTER TO YOUR RIGHT UNDER PROGRAM REGISTRATIONS.

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New -- Beyond Impatiens and Petunias website. This site focuses on helping gardeners select the right plant for a given growing condition. Site includes an extensive plant directory and much more.

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The Certified Livestock Manager Training program is now available online as a series of modules that can be taken in place of an on-site workshop, free of charge.

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Want to learn more about cash leases and cash rent prices in Illinois? Illinois Farm Management Handbook is found on Farmdoc.illinois. Information in this handbook is useful in a variety of management decisions. Much of the data used in this section comes from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) Associations.

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Spray Guides for Commercial Growers are available. 2015 Midwest Small Fruit & Grape Spray Guide - $10/each, 2015 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers - $14/each. Available at the Collinsville Office. Call 618-344-4230 for information.

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4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Community and Economic Development Consumer Economics Environment and Energy Stewardship Family Life Horticulture Leadership and Local Government Nutrition and Wellness Schools Online

Extension Meetings

Madison-Monroe-St Clair Extension Council Meeting Dates
Thursday January 15, 2015 • 6:30 PM

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