Wildlife in Illinois


Youth Development

Our Illinois 4-H Story: Telling the stories of Illinois 4-H members, volunteers, and alumni.

Connection Corner: Timely information, activities, and resources to help you  stay connected to loved ones, the world around you, and yourself.


Agriculture Blogs

Acres of Knowledge: All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

The Ag Engineering Update: The latest and greatest from your livestock engineers.

Around the County: Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences.

The Cattle Blog: Beef production tips and livestock industry updates.

The Cattle Connection: The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies.

Hill and Furrow: Insights into agronomic research, trends, and events.

Straight Stalk: Current crop information updates and research highlights.


Community and Economic Development Blogs

Building Entrepreneurial Communities: Strategies for strengthening local economies.

Campus Engagement in Our Unit: SERVICE and LEARNING provides the greatest potential to influence student development academically and socially.


Consumer Economics Blogs

Be Centsible:  Written by college students, for college students. Be Centsible features answers to personal finance questions. 

Fearless Financial Future: Research-based financial information to help us develop and maintain thoughtful and effective financial behaviors.

Plan Well, Retire Well: Saving and investing your money.


Family Blogs

Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration: Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Family Files: Facts for all ages.

News and highlights for IEAFCS Members: Get the latest information from Illinois Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Refill Your Cup with Self-Care: Genuine, sustained self-care is an art.

Salud y Familia: Resources in Spanish.


Horticulture Blogs

Chicago Urban Gardening: The day to day experiences of an Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago.

Connecting to Our Food Web: Dedicated to educational resources towards building and sustaining viable food webs and ecosystems.

Flowers, Fruits, and Frass: Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

The Garden Scoop: Featuring seasonal tips and tricks from the horticulture team at Illinois Extension.

Good Growing: Keeping you growing with good ideas.

The Humble Gardener: At University of Illinois Extension, our volunteers are at our core. Hear their voice on this volunteer driven blog.

ILRiverHort: Helping new and experienced gardeners develop their skills and knowledge while encouraging everyone to enjoy the outdoors. 

Know How, Know More: Connecting you with your food, farmers and community.

Naturalist Notebook: Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois. 

Northwest Illinois Hort Corner: In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Over the Garden Fence: Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Prairie to Perennials: An almanac of all things that grow in Lincoln's backyard.

Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat: A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.



Naturalist News: Share your passion for nature and learn ways to protect our natural world.

All About Weather: Learn more about the weather with Duane Friend.


Local Foods and Small Farms Blogs

Learn, Grow Food, Eat It: Exploring local food production and issues in urban areas at a variety of scales.


Nutrition and Wellness Blogs

Live Well. Eat Well: Healthy nutrition information for better living.

Be Smart, Eat Well, Get Healthy: Nutrition information you can use.

Healthy Eats and Repeat: Highlighting food, recipes, and ideas for a healthy lifestyle.

Illinois Nutrition Edition: Emerging health information and fun, seasonal recipes from a source you can trust.

The Nutrition Nosh: Nutrition and Wellness information and recipes to make life healthier!

Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious: Helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness: Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.