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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

Local food producer seminars continues in March with the importance of branding

On Monday, March 13, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m., University of Illinois Extension offices will host the next local food producer seminar, which will focus on the Importance of Branding. March’s topic will feature local vendors with regional branding experience discussing what has worked for them. The program will be held at both the Christian County and Montgomery County Extension offices.


University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 is hosting this free seminar series to help local specialty food business owners achieve success. The classes will be held the second Monday of each month through May at both the Hillsboro and Christian County Extension office. The seminars are free and the public can attend any or all of the seminars they choose.


Other upcoming seminars in the series include:


Agri-Tourism - Monday, April 10, 2017 (1 to 3 p.m.)

April’s topic will be a panel discussion; representatives from Illinois South Tourism will be part of the discussion. 


Social Media - Monday, May 8, 2017 (1 to 3 p.m.)

May’s topic will be presented by Terri Miller, Promotion and Publicity Specialist, UI Extension.  She will address best practices for social media and current trends.


There is no cost to attend the seminars; however, advanced registration is required. Participants may register on-line at or by calling either the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville at 217-287-7246 or the Montgomery County Extension office in Hillsboro at 217-532-3941.


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,