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Laurie George
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781

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    Guide to growing and using common herbs.
  • EZregs
    Making sense of Illinois Agricultural and Horticultural regulations.
  • Local Foods
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    Learn about common vegetable insect pests and diseases.
  • Consumer & Family Economics
    Timely information to help individuals and families make informed consumer and financial decisions.
  • Integrated Pest Management
    Comprehensive approach to controlling insects, weeds, and plant pathogens with environmentally and economically sound practices.
  • Harvesting Vegetables
    Learn about harvesting several common types of vegetables.
  • Pesticide Safety Education Program
    Fact sheets, newsletters and training information about pesticide safety.

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