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University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Stephenson County
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Jo Daviess County
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

SNAP Ed Office
650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Winnebago County
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

Discover Extension


Welcome to the University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. Using the vast resources of the U of I, Extension provides practical, research-based information to make a positive difference in people's lives. Explore our website and let us help you put knowledge to work!

Today's Features

Want to register for an upcoming program in Winnebago, Stephenson, or JoDaviess County with the Univ. of IL Extension? See the list of all our upcoming program registrations on the right side of this page or call a local office for details!

Managing Forest Edges; Grassland Edge Management Workshop. See below for Agenda & links to handouts from our January 18th Program!

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2019 Science Siesta is back for BOYS and GIRLS! See link below for brochure and register by the March 29, 2019 deadline!

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See what's happening in Winnebago County during the months of January, February and March 2019.

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Check out the programs coming up in Jo Daviess County for the months of January, February and March 2019.

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See what's happening in Stephenson County in January to March, 2019 in the newest Program & Events flyer below!

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CERTIFIED LIVESTOCK MANAGER TRAINING WORKSHOPS have been scheduled throughout the state and in Freeport on February 20. For information about this event and details about registration please click below.

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2019 4-H Camp is back at River Christian Camp, in Polo this year! Camp will offer a variety of safely-led activities such as: archery, crate stacking, arts and crafts, hiking, pool, nature study, team building & large group games. Dates are June 10 - 14 & camp is open to all youth ages 8-14 by June 10. You do not have to be in 4-H to attend. For more information, click the link below.

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See the newest Unit 1 Ag Newsletter for January 2019 below!

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Soybean seeding rates and seed treatment research conducted by Highland Community College and University of Illinois Extension during the 2018 growing season tested the effects that various soybean seeding rates and seed treatments have on both yield and return on investment. For conclusions about the 2018 research click here.

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Need to recycle various items this year? See the updated recycling information update for 2018.

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Information and Resources for You

Nutrition and Wellness 4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Environment and Energy Stewardship Horticulture Local Food Systems and Small Farms

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