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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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Core Course on Apples Coming to Taylorville November 11

“Oh, and every seed I sow, will grow into a tree. And someday there’ll be apples there. For everyone in the world to share”- Johnny Appleseed. Dream of being the next Johnny Appleseed? Join University of Illinois Extension as Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator and Lisa Peterson, Nutrition and Wellness Educator team up to provide a workshop on growing, pest management, and maintaining apple trees followed up with what to do with picked apples. Peterson will cover the nutritional benefits of apples, baking, cooking, and preserving different varieties of apples.

Participants will receive a packet of information on disease and pest management, sanitation of backyard orchards, information on growing a variety of apple trees, information on canning, freezing, and drying apples, and a recipe booklet. The course will also give individuals the chance to taste test a variety of apples and sample a unique apple recipe. Come enjoy a festive Fall afternoon talking about apples.

This program will be held at the Christian County Extension Office in Taylorville, IL on November 11th from 1:30pm-3:30pm. There is a small fee for the program to cover food supplies.

Pre-registration is required.  Registration can be done by calling the Christian County Extension Office or online at For any questions or concerns please call the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246 or emailing or


   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.



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