Contact Us

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

Accent photo

University of Illinois Extension Presents: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Eggs

HILLSBORO, Ill. – Once upon a time, shelves in the grocery stores were filled with different size eggs, but not a lot of variety otherwise. Shopping for eggs is not that simple anymore! Today, eggs can also be purchased at farmers markets or straight from the farm and are available in many varieties. To help the public learn more about eggs, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Lisa Peterson will host a lesson on Eggs: From Farm to Fork. This lesson will review organic, free range, lower cholesterol, and other varieties of eggs. Peterson intends to provide consumers with the knowledge to make well-informed decisions when purchasing eggs and will distribute information on how to keep eggs safe from farm to fork.

This class will be held at the Montgomery County Extension Office (#1 Industrial Park Drive, Hillsboro) on March 26th. Come join in the festive fun and have an EGGcellent time learning all about eggs, receive a recipe book, and sample some EGGciting recipes!


The program is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Registration can be done by calling the Montgomery County Extension Office or online at For any questions or concerns please call the Montgomery County Extension Office at 217-532-3941 or emailing


University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that helps 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


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