Contact Us

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

News Release

Upcoming Hay & Straw Auctions

Here is info on the upcoming hay & straw auctions sponsored by the Northwestern Illinois Forage and Grassland Council:


  • first auction is October 28, subsequent auctions held the 2nd and 4th Saturday
  • start time is 11 am at the Boco Station in Orangeville, adjacent to Route 26
  • 6% commission will be charged to members of the NW IL Forage and Grassland Council, non-members will be charged 7%
  • there is no pre-consignment and no consignment fee
  • quality test hay, with printed analysis, encouraged
  • scale tickets are also encouraged so the hay can be sold by the ton
  • questions can be directed to Cal Schaver, auctioneer, 608-558-4377 or Don Brown, Jr., 815-238-8372

Source: Margaret Larson, County Director,

Local Contact: Nikki Keltner, Program Coordinator (Stephenson County),