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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


On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty will offer a lunch and learn mushroom program. The program will be held at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine St., Elizabeth, IL from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This program is being offered free of charge. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch to enjoy while hearing what Grant has to say about mushrooms. To register or for more information on this program please visit us online at or call us at 815-858-2273.

McCarty says, “growing mushrooms is a great way to expand with the fruits and vegetables you typically grow.” During this lunch and learn program Grant will discuss how to get started growing mushrooms, what mushrooms you can grow, how to get your system set up, and a basic overview of growing mushrooms. Shiitakes and oysters along with other varieties will be covered in this program.

Source: Grant McCarty, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms,

Local Contact: Alex Burbach, Program Coordinator - Jo Daviess County,