In the season of change, know we're still here for you.


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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Don't experiment with your turkey


We know how stressful the holiday season can be. Illinois Extension has advice to make the holidays go more smoothly. Prepare a delicious turkey meal the safe and simple way so your holidays are full of fun, not stress. 

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Make Your Thanksgiving Feast

Prepare a delicious turkey meal in the safest way possible so your holidays are full of fun, not stress.
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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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Stretch your roots this winter with Four Seasons Gardening webinars

URBANA, Ill. — Seasons come and go, but home gardening never stops. Explore how to keep your green thumb growing this winter with Four Seasons Gardening webinars.

University of Illinois Extension experts will share tips for starting native springs for your home garden, insect updates on…

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Discover how small actions can have a big impact with Everyday Environment series

URBANA, Ill. — Reconnect with nature this winter. Explore the impacts of the newest invasive species in Illinois, discover ways to protect waterways from nutrient pollution, and turn out the lights to explore dark skies with the Everyday Environment webinar series. This University of Illinois…

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Bloom in the winter with gift of amaryllis bulb kit

URBANA, Ill. — The gift of gardening is an experience anyone can appreciate this holiday season. Take the stress out of shopping this holiday season and give a blooming amaryllis kit that brings the beauty of nature indoors.

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Building a winter wellness arsenal involves preparing yourself physically and mentally to navigate the challenges of the colder months. Here are 12 tips to help you create a comprehensive winter wellness plan. 
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