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University of Illinois Extension serving Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties

Monroe County
901 Illinois Avenue
PO Box 117
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-939-3434
FAX: 618-939-7708
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Madison County
1 Regency Plaza
Suite 200
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-4230
FAX: 618-344-5602
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm - Closed 12 Noon to 1:00

EFNEP Training Center
1269 North 89th Street
Suite 3
East St. Louis, IL 62203
Phone: 618-397-4973
FAX: 618-397-8823
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

East St. Louis Library Office
5300 State St.
East St. Louis, IL 62203

Scott Air Force Base Youth Center
4691 Patriots Drive
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225
Phone: 618-256-4991
Hours: This office is only for Military 4-H Youth Programming

News Release

Gateway Green Industry Conference Fast Approaching

The Gateway Green Industry Conference is now taking registrations for the 2018 conference being held on Wednesday, March 7 at the Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville. 

The educational program has a track for sports turf, golf, landscape, arborist, plantscape, parks and recreation as well as green industry.  If you work in lawn care, landscaping, nursery, a garden center, golf course or any other grounds-related industry, you can get new ideas and research-based information at the Gateway Green Industry Conference. This conference is open to anyone interested in learning more in these categories.  Registration remains a great bargain at $80. There is a discounted rate for full-time students and active Master Gardeners and Master Naturalist.

              Sessions will include:

  • Perennial Stars on the Horizon; and Fifty Shapes of Shade; Martha Smith, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator
  • Successful Nursery Stock Transplanting – Mark Grueber, Missouri Department of Conservation and Daniel Moncheski, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Underutilized Native Trees for Landscaping, and Invasive Plants and Human Health – Chris Evans, Forestry Extension and Research Specialist, University of Illinois Extension
  • Tree Care and Urban Soils; and Pruning Techniques for Small Trees and Shrubs  - Ryan Pankau, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator

  • The Art of Combining Native Perennials - Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve
  • Pollinators and Landscapers and Top Ten Illinois Tree Pests: What’s Bugging that Tree? – Kelly Allsup, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Other featured classes include: Compost Recipe Development and Odor Management; Woody Vines; Practical Pond Management; and Emerging and Exotic Diseases in Trees and Ornamentals.

  Continuing education units to maintain a variety of certifications are available, too. This event is open to the general public.

To obtain a copy of the Gateway Green Industry Conference brochure and registration form, contact U of I Extension office at 618-344-4230 or visit  On-line registration is available at the website. Questions can be directed to Patty Stanton at 618-344-4230.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend this event please call 618-344-4230.

Local Contact: Patty Stanton, Office Support Associate,