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University of Illinois Extension serving Logan, Menard and Sangamon Counties

Sangamon County
700 S. Airport Drive
Springfield, IL 62707
Phone: 217-782-4617
FAX: 217-524-6662
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Logan County
980 N. Postville Dr.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-732-8289
FAX: 217-735-5837
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Menard County
420 S. 7th St.
Petersburg, IL 62675
Phone: 217-632-7491
FAX: 217-632-2425
Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am - Noon and 1 pm - 4 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Extension Meetings

March, 2015 Extension Council Minutes

Tuesday March 17, 2015 • 7:00 PM

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Unit 16 Extension Council Minutes

March 17, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Logan County Extension Office

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mendenhall. Members present were Ayers, Chard, Duckworth, Mendenhall, Peeler, Petrilli, Stambaugh, and Struebing. Absent were Adams, Graff, Irwin, Keeton, Kron, Oller, and youth members Merriman, Jones, Boles, White, Edge, Fishburn, and Martin.

Minutes of the last meeting were adopted on a motion by Struebing (Duckworth).

Staff reports were distributed from staff members. Highlighted were the Master Gardener training sessions underway, Ag Literacy program numbers, small farms activities, and youth development. Copies of all reports were given to each council member.

The financial report was given by Fulton. Highlighted were County Board contributions, the Extension Council grant and what major sources were, match dollars received, and the difference between the self-sustaining fund and the trust account. Other items covered under the financial report included budget and agreements were being worked on, one-year leases for Logan and Menard facilities have been submitted and Sangamon will be in year two of a five-year lease, effects of Executive Orders, and the proposed budget by the governor as it pertains to Extension.

Under Old Business, The Looking Forward Activity was covered. Items of note were the strength of responses in regard to possible enlargement of units to include more counties, educator number predictions, and the strength of support for small farms programming. Many other items could probably be predicted based on Extension Council membership and program participation. An update was given on Annie's Project, as this was a council priority last year. The program was requested, but nothing came of the request. It appears Illinois may have withdrawn from the sponsoring states, but there is a group meeting to offer a distance education hybrid of the program for the coming year. Our unit is on the list, and will be kept informed of the efforts.

Under New Business, council replacements will probably not be needed next year, with the exception of youth members. Those up for reappointment will be contacted.

The next meeting will be June 16 at the Sangamon County Office.

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Stambaugh (Ayers).