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Nicole began her career with University of Illinois Extension in 2019.

“As an agriculture and natural resources educator, I help provide information about growing plants and natural resources.  Trainings, answering homeowner questions, and supporting master volunteers are all ways that I can deliver up to date, researched based information.”

EDUCATION

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor’s degree in crop science
  • University of Wisconsin—Madison, Master of Science Agronomy in weed science
  • Montana State University, teaching certification

EXAMPLES OF NICOLE’S PROGRAM PARTNERS

  • Peoria Park District
  • The Nature Conservancy: Emiquon
  • Chautauqua U.S. Fish and Wildlife
  • Wildlife Prairie Park
  • Spoon River College Arboretum
  • Morton Public Library

EXAMPLES OF NICOLE’S CURRENT EXTENSION EFFORTS

  • Pollinator garden at Peoria Zoo
  • WIC garden and Food Forest at Tazewell County Health Department
  • Garden and natural area at Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Book study for Master Volunteers
  • Virtual educational opportunities and meetings

EXTENSION FOCUS AREAS

  • Environment
  • Food
  • Community

 

 

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