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You're so ready for change.

We feel that, too — that nip in the air as summer heat changes to autumn cool. New schools, new jobs, new town, new adventures, new relationships. Whatever the change in your life this fall, you can always turn to Extension for reliable and relatable information you can trust. You were made for change, and we were made for you. 

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Fall into Gardening

Fall is a shifting time for plants, gardens, and growing. Find out how to get the most out of your current plants to benefit next year's growth.
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Be Safe with Firewood

As energy prices increase, more people are using firewood as a supplemental heating source. Illinois Extension has safety tips for choosing and burning firewood for your home.
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Don't Get Sick this Fall

Say yes to being healthy. It's time for your annual flu vaccination. Don't waste the fall being sick.
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Illinois 4-H seeks talented leaders for new Illinois 4-H Alumni Advisory Committee

URBANA, Ill. — National 4-H Week celebrates the nation's largest youth development organization, Oct. 1-7, 2023. While 4-H began in 1915 in Illinois with the first 4-H club, the Union Pig Club, in Macoupin County, Illinois, today we celebrate 108 years of 4-H youth development programming and…

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What is needed to create a long-term sustainable food system for Illinois?

URBANA, Ill. — Illinois food growers, distributors and activists voiced solutions for creating a more resilient and equitable food system in Illinois: support for growers and producers of all experience levels, investment in education and marketing strategies, and advocacy engagement to secure…

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Explore mysterious creatures of Illinois with fall Everyday Environment series

URBANA, Ill. — Illinois’ landscapes are home to various creatures, including native and invasive species. From mussels to lamprey eels in Lake Michigan to in the trees with bats and owls, join University of Illinois Extension to explore nature’s mysterious creatures.

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