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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Annie’s Project Talks Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning In Macoupin County

Thursday, February 25 participants in “Annie's Project” learned about wills, trusts and estate planning at the Macoupin County Extension office. 

Participants heard from speaker Nancy M. Handegan from Decatur on the importance of having a will.  She also gave an overview of trusts and estate planning, and how they relate to farming operations.  A Taylorville native, Nancy was born and raised in Central Illinois.  She is a graduate of the College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois, where she also received her law degree.  Nancy then worked for the Federal Land Bank of St. Louis, assisting numerous farm families with estate planning. She launched her own law office in 2003, with an emphasis on estate planning, trusts, commercial litigation, legal and business entities, real estate and title insurance.  Today, Handegan owns First Illinois Title Group LLC, and provides legal counsel and representation for numerous Central Illinois businesses, families and developers.

Annie's Project is a six-part course offered by University of Illinois Extension in partnership with Annie's Project.  The program looks to empower women in agriculture by holding discussion-based workshops that bring women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing, and the legal field.

Annie’s Project is being offered at the Macoupin County Extension Office in Carlinville, IL from 6:00pm– 9:00pm on February 16, 18, 23, 25 & March 1, 3, 2015 (Tuesdays & Thursdays).  The six-session course will cover: personality assessment, working with government agencies (FSA and NRCS), business planning for farms, basic financial documents for farms, crop insurance basics, marketing basics for selling crops and livestock, leasing farmland, estate planning (wills and trusts).

For more information please contact the Macoupin County Extension office at: 217-854-9604 or to register on-line go to:

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.


Photo Caption: Program participant, Sara Garee learns about wills, trusts and estate planning during the third session of Annie’s Project at the Macoupin County Extension office.

Local Contact: Gary Letterly, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship,