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Nutrition and Wellness
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Community and Economic Development
We know that transformational leaders embrace change and drive critical conversations. Community needs can evolve quickly, and you need someone you can trust to help you assess your community's needs and consider all options.
We have one planet. Let's work together to ensure its future and ours. Partner with us as an Illinois Extension Master Gardener or explore all Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has to offer the state's water system.
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Local Food Systems
Growers are diverse. From urban agriculture and beginning small farmers to farmers markets and organic agriculture, meet the challenges with trusted information backed by unbiased research.