Last year at this time I was telling you that we were anticipating a cut in the University of Illinois and Extension budgets…and that did occur. This year, I can report that since there is no FY16 State Budget in place, we have received no state funds. Extension is using reserves to continue to provide educational programming across the state. Please share with your state legislators the value of Extension and 4-H and ask for their support. We can supply talking points as to the number of programs and individuals served, but your representatives would appreciate more of your personal story.
As always, contact me if you have any questions or concerns.Regards,
Beth LaPlante, County Extension Director