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University of Illinois Extension serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties

Ogle County
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
Email: uie-bdo@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Boone County
205 Cadillac Court
Unit 3
Belvidere, IL 61008-1733
Phone: 815-544-3710
FAX: 815-544-4606
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

DeKalb County
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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Thank you for visiting our website. University of Illinois Extension's Boone-DeKalb-Ogle Unit is the link between University of Illinois and all of our friends and neighbors in Boone, DeKalb and Ogle counties. U of I Extension offers practical, research-based education to help people improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Please contact us at any of our offices with questions or to learn more about these educational or leadership opportunities. We also encourage you to add our site to your favorites list.

U of I Extension is based in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Land Grant University system was instituted in 1862 to provide practical education to state residents, to help them use and apply knowledge. The mission of the land grant, often summarized as the triad of teaching – research – extension, aims to engage researchers, community members, and University students in generating and sharing knowledge. However, it is through Extension that the university extends knowledge, and demonstrates how knowledge is applied as practical solutions beyond the classroom. Extension is often described as engagement or outreach, but Extension goes beyond dissemination by collaborating with stakeholders across the state to share information and gather input that also informs research.

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Master Gardeners are members of the local community interested in gardening and the environment. They participate in an extensive training program and commit to completing a minimum of 30 volunteer hours on horticulture-related community projects each year. They are organized by their local Extension unit. The 2019 face-to-face training will take place on Thursdays, beginning March 28, 2019 running through May 30, 2019

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Illinois Extension researchers publish 2018 field research results related to crop pests and diseases in Illinois.

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Beginning January 24, University of Illinois Extension will be presenting weekly educational webinars for the small farm community. For a list of webinars and to register to listen from your home computer, follow the link below.

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With winter upon us and the snow falling, it is time to make sure you are ready for the season. From travel information and snow shoveling to heating your house and having fun in the snow, the Winter Storm Resource Center will give you tips on how to stay safe during the winter.

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FREE Educational Materials Available! University of Illinois Extension is offering "touchable" museum artifacts and lessons in kits that are available for check out to area educators and organizations. An Artifact Speaks program examines a variety of ancient cultures such as Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India.

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Information and Resources for You

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

Extension Meetings

Extension Council Meeting
Thursday November 1, 2018 • 6:00 PM
Extension Council Meeting
Thursday March 7, 2019 • 6:00 PM
Extension Council Meeting
Thursday May 2, 2019 • 6:00 PM
Extension Council Meeting
Thursday September 5, 2019 • 6:00 PM

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