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Dig into Spring

Start the growing season off right with expert advice from the spring edition of Gardeners Corner. Explore new flower and vegetable varieties, how to read a seed packet, and more.
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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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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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Take a break from the summer heat, enjoy Four Seasons Gardening series

URBANA, Ill. — Summer is a time of growth and exploration. While spring-planted flowers and vegetables are growing, take a break between waterings to learn something new from the vast world of gardening. 

Explore the global impact of sunflowers, discover summer-blooming trees, and learn…

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Illinois youth focus on outdoor fun in summer tournament

URBANA, Ill. — Youth from across Illinois headed into the great outdoors to participate in the statewide 4-H Hooks Us Together Virtual Fishing Bass Challenge in May.

Youth enter pictures and measurements of their catches as many times as they wish. While competition is the focus,…

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Illinois 4-H launches alumni campaign

URBANA, Ill. — Illinois 4-H is calling all 4-H alumni to raise their hands if they are “4-H Grown.” More than 25 million Americans who share this unique bond as former 4-H members.

As part of the “Are You Illinois 4-H Grown?” campaign which runs from June 1 to August 31, alumni who have…

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