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University of Illinois Extension serving Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Morgan and Scott Counties

Morgan County
104 N Westgate Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: 217-243-7424
FAX: 217-243-1544
Hours: M–F, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Calhoun County
818 S. Park, P.O. Box 366
Hardin, IL 62047
Phone: 618-576-2293
FAX: 618-576-8013
Hours: Tues/Thurs, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Cass County
651 S Job
Virginia, IL 62691
Phone: 217-452-3211
FAX: 217-452-7260
Hours: M/W/F, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Greene County
25 N US HWY 67
Carrollton, IL 62016
Phone: 217-942-6996
FAX: 217-942-3827
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Scott County
401 N. Walnut
Winchester, IL 62694
Phone: 217-742-9572
FAX: 217-742-3582
Hours: Tues/Thurs, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm


University of Illinois Extension in the Calhoun-Cass-Greene-Morgan-Scott Unit is the link between University of Illinois Extension and YOU. U of I Extension offers practical, research-based education to help people improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any University of Illinois Extension programs within Calhoun/Cass/Greene/Morgan/Scott counties, contact Aaron Dufelmeier at 217-243-7424.

Today's Features

This is the time of year when thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning and other severe weather becomes more frequent. Join Extension Educator and weather instructor Duane Friend In Carrollton on the evening of February 27 for a discussion of types of severe weather, their causes, and ways to be prepared when severe weather hits.

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Creating a transition plan to make sure a farm continues as a productive, agricultural business can be challenging. Farm women can play a key role in planning successful farm transitions.Managing Today for Tomorrow is a course where women can develop these skills as well as develop networks.

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2019 Tree Fruit School - For current research-based information on growing tree fruits, attend the 2019 Tree Fruit School! This program features a wide range of topics to help you meet the challenges of commercial fruit production in Southwestern Illinois.

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Identifying trees during winter can be relatively easy, if you know what to look for. Join State Extension Forester Jay Hayek for a walk through Community Park in Jacksonville on February 22, 2019 to learn how to do winter tree ID!

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Illinois woodland owners have sold over $250 million worth of timber over the last decade. The bad news: Illinois woodland owners are underselling their timber by millions of dollars every year! Learn about timber marketing, harvesting, and tax implications at this timber seminar to be held February 23 in Kampsville.

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A Soil Fertility webinar will be conducted on February 28 at the Jacksonville Extension Office. CCA's can receive 2.5 hours of ceu's in Nutrient Management, and 2 hours in Soil and Water Management.

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Navigating outdoors in unknown territory cannot always be achieved with a GPS. Knowing how to use a compass and topographic map is a vital skill for anyone that needs to find their way while hiking or working outdoors. On April 18 at McCully Heritage Farm near Kampsville, Master Naturalist State Coordinator Dave Shiley will lead participants through a discussion of topographic maps and compasses, and the steps to use these to get from point A to point B in unknown terrain. This will include an orienteering activity.

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