Mentoring World-Class Citizens
Tom Bates knows that the shooting sports 4-H club is about so much more than just teaching kids to safely use a gun or bow. At a state training Bates attended, someone asked how to train world-class trap shooters. Bates remembers the response almost word-for-word. “We’re not training world-class shooters. Hopefully, we are training some world-class citizens.”
Health Make-A-Thon competition open for submissions
University of Illinois Extension and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine invite Illinois residents to submit ideas for improving human health to the second annual Illinois Health Make-a-Thon competition. The 10 best ideas will each be supported by $10,000.
- Online Training
Budget-friendly tips for staying active, eating healthy
“I visit classrooms, housing communities, early childhood centers, lunchrooms, and food pantries to provide nutrition education to talk about how to keep our bodies healthy from the inside out.” -Kellie Roecker, SNAP—Education Instructor
Dig Into Our Industrial Hemp Production Resources
Industrial hemp can be used in building materials and cloth, as food for animals and people, and as CBD. Illinois Extension offers a variety of resources for farmers who are interested in hemp production and marketing.
Weekly Webinar Series for Small Farm Producers
Learn about the best ways to grow profitable, environmentally friendly crops in our Small Farms Winter Webinar Series. This year’s topics include asparagus production, raising goats and sheep, and farm stress, to name a few.
Achieve Financial Freedom with a Money Mentor
Learn more about personal financial management through Extension’s Money Mentor program. Our trained money mentor volunteers meet with people individually to help them make a budget, set goals, manage credit, and more.