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We bring communities together. 
We are Extension.

With offices and staff in Grundy, Kankakee, and Will counties, we provide research-based resources and programming to the people of our communities. Local program areas include:

  • Family and Consumer Economics
  • Local Food Systems and Small Farms
  • Home Horticulture and Natural Resources
  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

Inclusion. Innovation. Impact. That’s the Power of I

Our annual Illinois Extension Impact Report provides numerous examples of how Extension has empowered the communities we serve to come together. 

While harnessing the power of the University of Illinois, we serve our communities to educate and create innovative solutions to impact the people we serve. During difficult times or good times, we stick with our communities to innovate, educate, and create impact.