2012-2013 Annual Report
Unit 16 Logan, Menard, and Sangamon Counties 2012-2013 Annual Report
University of Illinois Extension is "Extending Knowledge: Changing Lives" for 100 years now. That's correct: We are celebrating the centennial anniversary of Extension this year! We continue to provide educational programs and research-based information enabling local citizens to make practical decisions that improve the quality of their lives.
The nationwide network of Extension programs began in 1914 as a means of presenting land-grant university research in understandable and useful ways to farmers and rural families. Today, Extension serves both urban and rural areas by offering programs in four broad areas: 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Community & Economic Development and Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences. Local citizens on an advisory council provide direction for our programming within these four areas.
The past year proved to be a successful year, in spite of continued budget concerns. University of Illinois Extension, Logan, Menard, and Sangamon Counties has provided for a continued strong youth development program, conducted applied research to enhance income for farmers, provided educational programming and business plan assistance for locally grown food, provided economic and nutrition information to economically challenged citizens at more sites than ever, conducted training and provided oversight for Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists, and assisted with many community development programs throughout the county.
In this annual report you will find highlights of our programming during the past year as well as a financial report. For additional information on any of the mentioned activities, please contact us. We appreciate your continued support of our educational programming.
John Fulton, County Extension Director> >