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Illinois Extension strives to provide relevant, science-based information that serves residents and businesses in our area and across the state. From blogs featuring the best seasonal tips and techniques to news stories highlighting upcoming learning opportunities, we offer you impactful insights backed by the research and public engagement resources of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois.

Read the March 2023 Extension Connections Newsletter: It's the 50th annual National Nutrition Month and this year we focus on Fuel for the Future - eating with the environment in mind. Read how to add more plant-based proteins to your diet - full of health benefits - and get tasty recipes. As we turn our sights to gardening, visit us at the Flower and Garden Show March 24-26 to get inspired with beautiful garden displays, resources, and presentations. March webinars feature composting, backyard chickens, pollinators, and more! For farmers, we're offering a Soil Health and Your Farm lunch and learn event in Geneseo, IL March 9. And finally, mark your calendars for 4-H drive-thru meal fundraiser events coming in April. 

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Health News

Read our quarterly Health Newsletter It provides information, tools, and resources to inspire folks to make good choices that will help
them reach their personal goals. Small changes today can build into bigger, sustainable, healthy habits that can last a lifetime.


Wellness Wake Up Call

Nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Bogdonas of University of Illinois
Extension provides timely news, information, ideas to promote healthy
living in the Quad Cities and beyond. From WVIK, Quad Cities NPR

Hear Wellness Wake Up Call at this link

Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast

Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast

Tune in to hear the best practices for keeping water clean and local watersheds healthy, as outlined in the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.

All past recordings of the Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast can be accessed here