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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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Thanks to a Local Family Jersey County 4-H Wins Big

JERSEY, Ill. - Local agriculture producers Mitch and Kayla Fessler nominated the Jersey County 4-H for a $2,500.00 America’s Farmers Grow Communities grant, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Jersey County 4-H recently learned they were awarded the grant. The funds will be allocated through the “Jersey County 4-H Foundation,” County Extension Director Amanda Cole explained.

The funds will be used to support Jersey County 4-H year-around, the 4-Her’s Public Speaking awards, training of volunteers, and fee waivers, as needed, for local youth to participate in 4-H and at Jersey County 4-H events.

The Jersey County 4-H Foundation is administered by a volunteer board, and throughout the year raise funds to support the local 4-H program. Jersey County 4-H has over 160 community club members and offers Special Interest (SPIN) clubs in the area of Horses, Dogs, and Arts and Crafts. 

The Grow Communities purpose is to make a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities. This program will award several million this year in support for causes that make an impact in rural communities across America. The Monsanto Fund-sponsored program offers farmers an opportunity to enroll for a chance to win a $2,500.00 donation to direct towards their favorite community non-profit organization. Enrollment for the 2018 program starts August 1, 2017.

University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at or contact your local Extension office.

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.




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Left to right: Kayla Fessler holding son Judson Fessler, Mitch Fessler holding son J.J. Fessler, Jack Stork and Kim Murray.