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University of Illinois Extension serving Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler Counties

Adams County
330 S. 36th St
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217-223-8380
FAX: 217-223-9368
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Brown County
108 N. Capitol Avenue
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Phone: 217-773-3013
FAX: 217-773-2614
Hours: Please call to check staff availability.

Hancock County
550 N Madison
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: 217-357-2150
FAX: 217-357-3598
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Pike County
1301 E Washington
Pittsfield, IL 62363
Phone: 217-285-5543
FAX: 217-285-5735
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Schuyler County
710 Maple Avenue
Rushville, IL 62681
Phone: 217-322-3381
FAX: 217-322-3382
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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Our Program Partners

Local farmers, Western Illinois Sustainable Ag Society, Quincy Park District, Quincy Farmers Market, University of Missouri Extension, WGEM – TV, WQUB – public radio, IL SARE, Two Rivers RC&D, IL Dept of Ag , Great River Economic Development Foundation, County Market, Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Historic Quincy Business District, John Wood Community College and IL Institute for Rural Affairs at WIU.

    A list of midwestern organic producers by state with links to online profiles of each operation, with interviews of the producers that describe their production methods and the products they offer. CSA operations are also listed.

  • Farm Beginnings

  • Farm Direct
    The Illinois Farmer-to-Consumer Directory of Locally Produced and Locally Sold Foods.

  • Food Circles Networking Project
    A Food Circle is a new way of conceiving of and organizing our agricultural and food systems. It links the many people involved in food production together in interdependent, holistic ways. When we conceive of our food system as a circle, we acknowledge that we are connected with every other person in that circle through the act of food production.

  • Food Initiatives Group (Macomb)

  • Great River CSA

  • IL Local and Organic Food and Farm Task Force

  • Illinois Markets Information System
    An online listing from the IL Dept. of Agriculture, searchable by category of companies that produce, process, package, or are headquartered in Illinois.

  • Illinois Small Farms
    Illinois Small Farms provides information for both the commercial small farmer as well as the small acreage landowner. The purpose of this website is to provide easy access to information for small-scale farmers and those who work with them.

  • Illinois Stewardship Alliance
    Illinois Food Policy Council information

  • JWCC Sustainable Local Foods Farming
    JWCC's new Sustainable Local Foods Farming program provides courses and hands-on training in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, entrepreneurship, and marketing

  • Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Local Harvest

  • MarketMaker
    An interactive mapping system that locates businesses and markets of agricultural products in Illinois, providing an important link between producers and consumers.

  • North Central Region SARE
    Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. The program, part of USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, funds projects and conducts outreach designed to improve agricultural systems.

  • Prairie Bounty of Illinois
    A marketing directory for Illinois growers of certain specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables, herbs and Christmas trees.

  • The Food Project
    Building a Sustainable Local Food System.

  • The Land Connection
    The Land Connection is working from the ground up to create a world where there is plenty of organic farmland, plenty of farmers making a good living, and lots of good, local food for every community.

  • Western Illinois Sustainable Ag Society
    The Western Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Society (WISAS) is a regional, farmer-based not-for-profit organization incorporating the counties of Adams, Pike, Scott, Morgan, Cass, Hancock, Brown, Calhoun and Schuyler. It was established in 1992 in Western Illinois to encourage farmer practices that strike a balance between short-term pro?tability and long term environmental quality and rural community vitality.