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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

Ready, Set, Marinate: Marinating Meat & Vegetables Workshop

          Love grilling food, but tired of using a store bought marinade? Join University of Illinois Extension for an afternoon of learning about making marinades for meat and vegetables, food safety tips, marinating techniques, receive recipes, and do a quick taste testing. Take advantage of the summer weather and grill healthy with lean cuts of meat. When grocery shopping, choose “select” and “choice” grades of meat over “prime” as they typically have less fat. Lean meat can sometimes be tough due to long muscle fibers and little fat, but that is where marinades can help tenderize and add extra flavor.


The class will be at no cost from 1:30 to 2:30pm on Friday July 22nd at University of Illinois Extension Office in Taylorville.


Pre-registration is required by July 21st  through Once on the site, go to the “Register Online” area at the right hand side and click on the event. Registration can also be done by calling the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246. For any questions or concerns please call the Extension office or emailing


     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.


Local Contact: Lisa Peterson, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness,