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Let's Grow Together

The popular Growing Great Vegetables 5-week webinar series is back starting this February. Topics include: Where will you garden
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Take a Pesticide Applicator Test

The Pesticide Safety Education Program is offering in person and online training and certification now through March to help Applicators and Operators meet their goals.
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Help the Environment

Small changes in your personal life can have positive impacts on the environment. Explore how prescribed burns work, how to build better soils, and more.
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5 takeaways to advance diversity, equity, inclusion in watershed management

URBANA, Ill.  – Achieving clean water goals requires the inclusion of diverse views and considering the equity of impacts and solutions; yet, underrepresented communities don’t always have a voice in watershed planning efforts.

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Innovation, compassion at Dixon Springs ag center fuel food access

URBANA, Ill. – People in and around Pope County need access to free and for-sale fresh produce like never before.

High tunnels allow Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (DSAC) to grow fruits and vegetables for its neighbors all year.

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Youth get hands-on look at future in food science

Urbana, Ill. – Fifty-six youth from across Illinois got a hands-on look at a future in food science at a recent 4-H Food with Food Science virtual workshop held Feb. 16. In this interactive experience, youth were able to work with food scientist and 4-H alum, Linda Perucca, to learn more about

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