University of Illinois Extension continued finding new ways to bring research based information to our communities in Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren counties throughout 2021. We formed new partnerships. We provided technical assistance to other local organizations. We continued to develop strong leaders. We provided produce to our local food pantries. We helped people cope emotionally with the pandemic. See the impact and read the stories here.
Economic and Functional Impact
Independent report finds substantial value
A report finds that Extension provides more than $600 million of value to Illinois annually, 10 times its budget.
Prepared by TECnomy Partners, LLC, a firm specializing in impact assessments, the report values the annual economic and functional benefits of Illinois Extension at more than $603 million, about 10 times the $60.9 million budget of the University unit in FY 2019.
- Download the full report: The Economic and Functional Impact of University of Illinois Extension
- Read the Executive Summary
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