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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

News Release

University of Illinois Extension Educators Recognized for Small Farms Webinar Series

University of Illinois Extension Educators that serve Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties were recognized on a statewide level by University of Illinois Extension for their contributions to the Small Farms Winter Webinar series.

“The webinar series lets Extension Educators cover a particular topic for new and experienced fruit, vegetable, livestock, and other farmers,” states Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Extension Educator and one of the educators recognized for his contributions. “Many of the topics are those that have been presented in person locally but were modified to be delivered statewide during the winter.”

Each week, a Local Foods and Small Farms Educator, Horticulture Educator, or Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator presents a different topic. Participants throughout the Midwest view these free webinars via their computer.

Along with McCarty, Jay Solomon, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator, and Candice Hart, Horticulture Educator, were recognized for the Team Excellence Award presented on November 30th at the University of Illinois Extension Annual Conference in Champaign.

Source: Margaret Larson, County Director,

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