Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox
A project by the Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs; Presented in partnership with University of Illinois Extension Local Government Information and Education Network Illinois is in fiscal crisis with no easy solutions. Many tools will be needed to fix the problem. The Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox is a collection of essays that assess policy options that help to frame the issues surrounding Illinois's precarious budget situation. Using the best academic scholarship, the University of Illinois' leading policy experts provide a nonpartisan overview of the state's fiscal situation and evaluate the pros and cons of a variety of revenue and spending options. Please join us in the second of a three part series on Illinois's budget situation on June 10th. Registration is required. You will be provided log-on information so that you may participate in the program from your home or your office via the Internet. Each session will be recorded and posted, so if you miss a session you will still be able to listen at a later time. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), any written communication to or from University employees regarding University business is a public record and may be subject to public disclosure.
VINES: CLIMBERS AND TWINERS A new website, Vines: Climbers and Twiners, has been launched. It includes a directory of 33 perennial, annual and honeysuckle vines as well as a discussion of how to select a vine for the home landscape. It also includes information about support structures, vines on buildings, planting, maintenance, and methods of attachment. You can visit the site at http://urbanext.illinois.edu/vines/ .
BEYOND IMPATIENS AND PETUNIAS It's time to think Spring! Recently launched was a new Beyond Impatiens and Petunias website. The site focuses on helping gardeners select the right plant for a given growing condition. An extensive plant directory gives several plant suggestions for various growing environments including annuals for part to full shade and perennials that tolerate moist to wet soils. You can visit the site at: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/beyond/ .
FAST Summer Training
FAST Summer Training
A Seminar for Producers and Ag-Professionals
About the Workshop:
This FAST (Farm Analysis Solution Tools) seminar provides in-depth training to individuals interested in acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the applications of FAST. The workshop will benefit individuals who use FAST, as well as those who desire to teach FAST to students, farmers, or clients. The seminar is scheduled to provide detailed education on the FAST spreadsheets and resources in two sessions: Financial Management and Farm Management.
For additional information, please visit: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cefj/downloads/54075.pdf
Questions: Contact Ryan Batts at: 217-333-1817 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY
4-H Food Smart Families
University of Illinois Extension Nutrition Education and 4-H would like to invite youth ages 8-10 to participate in the 4-H Food Smart Families Program. 4-H Food Smart Families is a series of kid-friendly cooking classes that includes fun activities, yummy food choices, easy to prepare recipes, and food safety. There is no cost for youth participants. The program will kick off June 11th with a Family Event from 9am to 10am, and will wrap up with another Family Event June 25th from 12pm to 1pm. Cooking Classes will take place at the St. Elmo Public Library June 11, 12, 18, 19, and 25 from 10am to 12pm. This program will be a great way for youth to learn how to cook while having fun! For more information or how to register, please contact the Fayette County Extension Office at 618-283-2753. For further information contact, please contact Tabitha Welch, 4-H Youth and Development Extension Educator at 217-347-7773. Space is limited.
4-H County Fairs
4-H county fairs are fast approaching! Be sure to check out the calendars at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cefj/ to see the full schedule for your county 4-H fair.