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University of Illinois Extension serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Rock Island County
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm (closed from 12pm - 1pm)

Henry-Stark County
358 Front Street
Galva, IL 61434
Phone: 309-932-3447
FAX: 309-932-3454
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am - 4:30pm (closed from 12pm - 1pm)

Mercer County
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 8am - 4:30 pm, (closed from 12pm - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

Sheep and Goat Clinic

March 10, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM )

University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Ave
Milan, IL 61264 (Rock Island County)

University of Illinois Commercial Agriculture Educator Teresa Steckler will present “Sheep and Goats: 101” on Thursday, March 10, 2018 from 10 am - Noon p.m. at Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave. Milan, IL. The cost to attend this program will be $5 for adults (free for youth) To register or for more information on this program please visit us online at or call Extension at (309) 756-9978.

Do you have pasture land sitting empty or full of brush and weeds and are looking for a way to best utilize this land or help control those pesky weeds that your cattle won’t eat? Have you been thinking about the possibility of co-grazing and using sheep or goats to help control those weeds? Or, do you simply want to learn more about sheep and goats and how to best care for them? If so, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more. Dr. Teresa Steckler will cover topics ranging from how to identify a healthy animal when looking to purchase to why sheep and goats are good for co-grazing to help clean up weed and brush in pastures.

This clinic is open to all ages. Whether you are a young 4-H member or a long time farmer, everyone is sure to learn something new!

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