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New study finds Extension offices have vital role in fight against growing number of tick bites

URBANA, Ill. — A tick bite can happen anywhere: a park, your backyard, a farm field. The uncertainty can be scary. Do you pull it out? How? What do you do with the tick? What if you get sick?

A call, email, or visit to the local University of Illinois Extension office can help provide…

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Cutting back branches leaves trees with healthier outlook

URBANA, Ill. — To stay healthy, sometimes trees need a little help in the form of a trim. Pruning is an essential maintenance activity to promote tree health, safety, and aesthetics. Since trees are large, long-living plants in our landscape, pruning throughout the life of a tree can have a…

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Explore Illini Science Policy Program at the Black & Latinx Summit

URBANA, Ill. — A career in the public sector is about meeting the dynamic needs of Illinois’ diverse populations. The Illini Science Policy Program, administered by University of Illinois Extension, matches advanced-degree graduates from University of Illinois System institutions with hosts in…

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Old-crop soybean consumption and weather
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: Todd Hubbs, 217-300-4688, jhubbs3@illinois.edu News writer: Debra Levey Larson, 217-244-2880, dlarson@illinois.edu   URBANA, Ill. – Soybean prices...
DOE funds major bioenergy research center at Illinois
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News source/writer: Tony Mancuso, 217-300-3546, tmancuso@illinois.edu   URBANA, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is doubling down on energy research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-...
“Big Muddy” Missouri River needs a plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: Kenneth Olson, 217-333-9639; krolson@illinois.edu News writer: Debra Levey Larson, 217-244-2880; dlarson@illinois.edu   EDITOR’S NOTE: Images to...
Weather clouds pork outlook
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: Chris Hurt, 765-494-4273, hurtc@purdue.edu    News writer: Debra Levey Larson, 217-244-2880, dlarson@illinois.edu   URBANA, Ill. – Pork...
Soil Fertility Seminars On February 28 Will Offer Continuing Education
Soil fertility, crop production practices and environmental stewardship will be the foci of a February 28, 2017 Soil Fertility Seminar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension to be held at participating county Extension offices from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Campus-based...
Grazing Lands News
Formerly the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative or GLCI, the National Grazing Lands Coalition was founded to provide high quality technical assistance on privately owned grazing lands on a voluntary basis and to increase the awareness of the importance of grazing land resources. ...
Uninvited guest in our homes: Radon
Freeport, Ill. - With the cool fall weather upon us, our thoughts turn to closing up the house tight for the winter. Most of us do a fall cleaning to collect up the last of that summer pollen and dust, check the batteries in the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and make sure windows...
2016 Christian County 4-H “Stockman” Awards Presented T
The Christian County Stockman Awards were presented at the Christian County 4-H Foundation Auction held July 28 at the Christian County Fairgrounds. This was the second Del Adcock, member of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club, won the Senior Grand Stockman. Alec Myers, of the Edinburg Warriors 4-H...

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