Extension Advisory Council

Help us make a difference

The unit advisory council is an important advocacy group separated by subcommittees and supports University of Illinois Extension's services as required by the County Cooperative Extension law. The council helps meet the challenges of maintaining close relationships and community awareness in each county by cooperatively working with Illinois Extension staff in planning, promoting, developing, implementing, and evaluating Extension programs, which are designed to meet the needs, interests, and resources of the local communities being served. Call 815-732-2191 for more information or to join our team of volunteers!

Members

New members begin their first term at the beginning of September and serve for two-years with a maximum of two terms.

Community Economic Development & Government Subcommittee
Gina Caronna (DeKalb)
Luis Gonzalez (Boone)
Sherrie Taylor (Ogle)
Liz Vos (Ogle)
Heather Wick (Boone)

Health & Local Foods Subcommittee
Candie Fore (Ogle)
Sarah Hackbarth (Ogle)
Rylie Loucks-Kues (DeKalb)
Mark Schuth (Boone)

Ag & Natural Resources Subcommittee
Jodi Gudewicz (DeKalb)
Kayse Rushford (Ogle)
Jeff Woodyatt (DeKalb)
Barb Wych (Boone)
Anita Zurbrugg (DeKalb)

4-H & Youth Subcommittee
Pat Alexander (DeKalb)
Carson Conderman (Ogle)
Desiree Corral (DeKalb)
Ellie Davis (DeKalb)
Dori De La Cruz (DeKalb)
Gina DelRose (Boone)
Joe Dombek (DeKalb)
Chelsea Eden (Ogle)
Noe Escamilla (DeKalb)
Jody Hayes (Ogle)
Trent Heller (Ogle)
Lillian Hetland (DeKalb)
Amy Hildebrant (Boone)
Ellie Hildebrant (Boone)
Araceli Lopez King (DeKalb)
Bode Martin (Ogle)
Jeannette Mingus (Ogle)
Jael Monteagudo (Boone)
Heather Nelson (Boone)
Allen Ryan (Boone)
Jane Zeien (Boone)

Extension Board Appointment
Boone County
Tom Walberg

DeKalb County
Patrick Deutsch

Ogle County
Stan Asp
Rick Fritz
Lyle Hopkins

Meeting Dates

All Extension Advisory Subcommittees have in-person and virtual meetings throughout the year. The annual in-person meeting is held on the 4th Tuesday of September.

Health & Local Foods Extension Council Subcommittee
2024
Feb. 27 - Zoom
May 21 - Zoom
Sept. 24 - In-Person
Nov. 26 - Zoom

Community and Economic Development Subcommittee
2024

Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Subcommittee
2024

Expansion & Review: 4-H & Youth Subcommittee
2024
May 21 - Zoom
Sept. 24 - In-Person
Nov. 28 - Zoom

Full Advisory Council Meeting
2024
Sept. 24 - In-Person - TBD

Agendas and Minutes

February 27, 2024:
Health & Local Foods Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
Health & Local Foods Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

December 13, 2023:
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

November 28, 2023:
4-H Local Youth Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
4-H Local Youth Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

Health & Local Foods Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
Health & Local Foods Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

September 26, 2023:
Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

July 29, 2023:
Extension Board Funding Request Meeting Agenda (Ogle County)
Extension Board Funding Request Meeting Minutes (Ogle County)

July 25, 2023:
CED Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
CED Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

July 13, 2023:
Extension Board Funding Request Meeting Agenda (DeKalb County)
Extension Board Funding Request Meeting Minutes (DeKalb County)

July 8, 2023:
Extension Board Funding Request Meeting Agenda (Boone County)
Extension Board Funding Request Meeting Minutes (Boone County)

June 21, 2023:
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

May 30, 2023:
Health & Local Foods Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
Health & Local Foods Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

May 23, 2023:
4-H Local Youth Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
4-H Local Youth Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

March 23, 2023:
CED Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
CED Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

March 15, 2023:
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

February 28, 2023: 
Health & Local Foods Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
Health & Local Foods Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

December 14, 2022:
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

November 30, 2022: 
4-H & Local Youth Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
4-H & Local Youth Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

November 29, 2022: 
Health & Local Foods Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
Health & Local Foods Subcommit
tee Meeting Minutes

September 27, 2022:  
Extension Council Meeting Agenda
Extension Council Meeting Minutes

August 2, 2022:
CED Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
CED Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

July 9, 2022:
Extension Board Meeting Agenda
Extension Board Meeting Minutes

June 15, 2022:
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
NREE Subcommittee Meeting Minutes