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University of Illinois Extension serving Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties

Whiteside County
12923 Lawrence Road
Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: 815-632-3611
FAX: 815-716-8922
Email: uie-clw@illinois.edu

Carroll County
807D S Clay St
Mt. Carroll, IL 61053
Phone: 815-244-9444
FAX: 815-244-3708

Lee County
280 W Wasson Rd
Amboy, IL 61310
Phone: 815-857-3525
FAX: 815-857-3527

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our website. University of Illinois Extension is the link between the U of I and all of our friends and neighbors in Carroll, Lee and Whiteside counties. Our programs are research-based and practical. Browse our site for the latest in news, tips, programs and volunteer opportunities!  Our unit emphasis is on Home Horticulture, Family Living and Wellness, and Youth Development.  We invite you to explore our program offerings and join us for incredible programs.  If you have a child between 5 and 18 our 4-H program is an advetnure waiting for you.  Young people in 4-H learn valuable skills for a lifetime while exploring projects that interest them. 

If you have an interest in volunteering consider becoming a 4-H Volunteer, a Master Gardener or a Master Naturalist...it is a great way to put your passion to work and help others learn.  Our goal is to "Extend Knowledge and Change Lives." 

Today's Features

4-H Show and Fair schedules are here. Don't miss out this summer!!

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Join Family Life Educator Karla Belzer for many interactive programs for the family.

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Interested in becoming a Master Gardener in 2018. Classes begin August 28, 2018.

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Have a gardening question? Call one of our Master Gardeners on the Helpline at any of our three U of I Extension offices.

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Don't miss out on all of our youth programs. Check them out!!

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See our latest Calendar of Events for Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties.

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Four Seasons Gardening webinars have been recorded and saved on YouTube. These webinars provide a great way to brush up on horticulture topics that may interest you. Each webinar is presented by a U of I Extension Horticulture Educator with program material based off of current research information. Check out the archived recordings.

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Want to learn more about cash leases and cash rent prices in Illinois. Illinois Farm Management Handbook is found on Farmdoc.illinois. Information in this handbook is useful in a variety of management decisions. Much of the data used in this section comes from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) Associations.

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Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Community and Economic Development Consumer Economics Family Life Horticulture Nutrition and Wellness

Extension Meetings

Unit 4 Extension Council
Tuesday September 18, 2018 • 6:30 PM
Unit 4 Extension Council
Monday November 5, 2018 • 6:30 PM

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