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University of Illinois Extension serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Rock Island County
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Henry-Stark County
358 Front Street
Galva, IL 61434
Phone: 309-932-3447
FAX: 309-932-3454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm (Closed from 12 - 1 pm)

Mercer County
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm (Closed from 12 - 1 pm)

About University of Illinois Extension

Knowledge is the foundation that guides people throughout their life to make informed decisions that improve their lives and communities. Extension is this lifelong learning resource, helping people at every stage reach their full potential and contribute to their communities. Our 4-H positive youth development is the cornerstone to building citizenship, leadership, and life skills. Extension nutrition and wellness programs equip people to live healthy lifestyles. Our community development programs provide the blueprint for organization and communities to build a strong economy. Extension agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources are the building blocks to a sustainable planet and a safe food supply for our nation.

4-H has been providing growth opportunities for more than 100 years with an eye toward developing the 5 Cs - confidence, competence, connection, character and caring. 4-H helps youth learn skills for living through numerous educational programs, community clubs, special interest groups, school outreach, day camps, military clubs, workshops and more.

SNAP-ED or the Supplemental Nutrition Education educates low-income families on how to plan and prepare nutritious meals; shop wisely and save money; eat better and store food safely.

Horticulture, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist programs offer training to develop well-educated "Master Volunteers" who; in tum, provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and horticulture within our community.

Family life programs help to enhance youth, family and community well-being through a variety of newsletters, classes and programs.