Smaller turkeys, lower prices on Thanksgiving menu With more intimate gatherings being the new norm for Thanksgiving and Christmas, small whole turkeys at lower prices are on the menu in 2020. Diabetes Tools and Resources 1 in 10 people in the U.S. have diabetes. This collection of diabetes webinars, tools and resources on meal planning, stress management and other topics can help people with diabetes understand risk factors and adopt healthy behaviors to better manage their diabetes. Illinois Master Gardener volunteers recognized for their dedication You may not know the names of Illinois’ Master Gardeners, but you know their work. Horticulture is their passion and their mission is helping others learn to grow. Green your Halloween by composting pumpkins This Halloween, don’t trash your pumpkins, smash them. Decomposing organic materials in landfills are a major source of the greenhouse gas methane. Illinois teen crowned national 4-H civic engagement winner Elizabeth Weidner won the national 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for Civic Engagement. Elizabeth is an advocate for pediatric cancer awareness, research, and funding, and works to support the families patients. Illinois' Chancellor Jones joins National 4-H Council U of I Chancellor and 4-H Alum Robert Jones will share his passion for diversity in agriculture and food equity. “It is no exaggeration to say that the first step in my career was joining my local 4-H club."