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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

Homegrown Cooking with Kids Camp Starting in Morrisonville June 26

Have kids who love to cook? Join University of Illinois Extension as they provide a hands-on, three-day cooking camp in Morrisonville June 26 through the 28 from 9 am-11:30 am at the Masonic Temple in Morrisonville. These classes provide youth entering 3rd through 5th grade the opportunity to learn basic cooking skills, the importance of good nutrition, food safety, and how to cook with local and seasonal foods. Each session youth will prepare recipes and taste test food produced in the area as well as participate in additional engaging activities. Class size is limited, so register soon.

Register 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 . This program is offered at no cost thanks in part to a grant funded by the Lumpkin Family Foundation.

Follow the Unit 18 Eat Local Challenge on Facebook and learn about upcoming events, information about growing and maintaining home gardens, visiting local farmers markets, and useful tips, recipes, and methods for preserving locally grown food.

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,