Illinois Extension provides relevant, science-based information that serves residents and businesses across the state. From blogs featuring the best seasonal tips and techniques to news stories highlighting upcoming learning opportunities, we offer insight backed by the research and public engagement resources of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. Learn more at any of these events.

Agriculture Climate Tools Workshop - Salem

County: Marion
Today’s weather isn’t your grandparents’ weather.

Growing seasons are shifting — storms, floods, droughts, and wildfires are becoming more common. Connect with agricultural climate experts,…

Piney Creek Ravine Ecology Hike

County: Jackson, Randolph

Piney Creek Ravine is a designated Illinois Nature Preserve with unique natural communities and prehistoric rock art.  Hear about the ecology, plants, and animals found in the area as we walk the…

Sheep and Goat Internal Parasite Management | Livestock Production and Principles for Beginners Webinar Series

Join University of Illinois Extension for the third topic in this year's "Livestock Production and Principals for Beginners Webinar Series." Sarah Farley, Local Food Systems and Small Farms…

Forming an LLC

Legal Training for Illinois Small Farms

Legal risks can be fatal to a farm business and addressing them proactively can keep farms in business. Just as important, understanding legal issues can dispel anxiety and help farmers realize…

Getting Started with Backyard Chickens | Sustainable Living Series

County: White

Chickens can be a great start into keeping livestock or an easy addition to your current farming operation. Katie Bell, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator, will discuss the basics of getting…



Stewardship Week 2024

County: Pope

University of Illinois Extension is pleased to offer the 35th annual Stewardship Week Program! Open to youth in grades K-6, our goal is to educate students about the management of our natural land…

Plant Sale

County: Pope

University of Illinois Extension invites the public to a plant sale at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. It will be located under the pavilion near the administration building. Plants will…

East Trigg Trailhead Loop Spring Wildflower Hike

County: Johnson

Register to join us as we explore the East Trigg section of the River to River Trail starting and ending at the East Trigg Trailhead in Pope County (37.49845, -88.70793) (also known as Cove Hollow…

2024 Beef Field Day

County: Pope

The annual Beef Field Day at the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center will be on Thursday, July 30. The program will focus on research conducted at Dixon Springs that pertains…