University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois' 102 counties — and far beyond.
Illinois Master Gardener Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Illinois Master Gardeners have provided more than 2.3 million volunteer hours, a value of over $46 million, to the state. more
U of I Extension Receives $4.5 Million to Provide School Food-Service Training
The training will focus on increasing the quality and appeal of nutritious school lunches, improving choices for 1.9 million children in schools. more
Rockford Third Graders 'Farming in the Class'
Third graders in Rockford discovered how seasonal fruits and vegetables grow and travel to their classroom. more
Extension Offers Leadership Academy for County Officials
In partnership with the United Counties Council of Illinois, a cohort of local elected and appointed officials received training in leadership, budgeting, data analysis, planning, and more. more
4-H Teens as Teachers Have Positive Impact
Southern Illinois teens learn technology and design tools from U of I experts, then teach day campers. more
Pond Management Workshop
Attendees gained an understanding of how they can improve their own pond while also doing their part to advance conservation. more
Edible Forest Takes Root
The Refuge Food Forest in Normal is an urban demonstration site for the University of Illinois woody perennial polyculture research. more