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University of Illinois Extension serving Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline and White Counties

Saline County
912 S Commercial Street
Suite 4
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Phone: 618-252-8391
FAX: 618-253-3006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Gallatin County
216 S. Murphy
Ridgway, IL 62979
Phone: 618-272-3022
FAX: 618-272-3024

Hamilton County
100 S. Jackson
Courthouse Basement
McLeansboro, IL 62859
Phone: 618-643-3416
FAX: 618-643-3206
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Hardin & Pope County
Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
354 State Hwy 145 North
Simpson, IL 62985
Phone: 618-695-6060
FAX: 618-695-2492

White County
1715 College Avenue
Carmi, IL 62821
Phone: 618-382-2662
FAX: 618-382-2276
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)


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Today's Features

CHAINSAW SAFETY AND INVASIVE CONTROL TRAINING - September 16, 1pm - 4pm at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, 354 State Highway 145N, Simpson, IL 62985-9614 Join us for a hands-on, field training for Chainsaw Safety and Invasive Species Control. Participants will get training in the safe use of chainsaws, what safety gear to use, and an opportunity to practice these skills with experts. Please RSVP or ask questions by email or phone 618-695-3383 by September 14. Wear long pants and sturdy leather boots. If you have them, bring chainsaws and PPE (chaps, helmets, hearing protection, eye protection). We also have saws and safety equipment to loan if needed.

Consumer & Economic Development

Informational Workshop - USDA SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) - SBIR is looking for innovators, entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-ups with novel ideas to enhance American agriculture, rural health care, rural communities, and the environment. Click the registration link on the right side of this page for more information and to register.

Questions? Contact Susan Odum, Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development at

Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Community and Economic Development Family Life Horticulture Local Food Systems and Small Farms Nutrition and Wellness Schools Online

Extension Meetings

Hamilton Co 4-H Float Building and Federation Meeting
Monday September 3, 2018 • 3:00 PM
White Co 4-H Federation Meeting
Thursday September 6, 2018 • 5:30 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H in Fall Festival Parade
Saturday September 8, 2018 • 6:00 PM
White Co 4-H Records Grading
Thursday September 13, 2018 • 5:00 PM
Hamilton Co 4-H Records Judging
Wednesday September 26, 2018 • 6:00 PM
Unit 24 Extension Council Meeting
Thursday November 8, 2018 • 6:00 PM
Unit 24 Extension Council Meeting
Tuesday February 12, 2019 • 6:00 PM
Unit 24 Extension Council Meeting
Thursday May 9, 2019 • 6:00 PM
Unit 24 Extension Council Meeting
Thursday August 8, 2019 • 6:00 PM

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