News & Media

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 February 2023 Extension Connections Newsletter: It's heart health month - protect yours with 3 heart smart behaviors. Find easy breakfast hacks and recipes to kick start your day. Join us for Nursery School: Lessons in Gardening on Sat. Feb 11. The day-long symposium will get you inspired for your summer gardening plans. Registration ends Sun Feb 5 so don't delay - sign up now at go.illinois.edu/NurserySchool2023. Now's the time to hone your gardening skills with Illinois Extension upcoming winter gardening programs including: - Spring Series, Four Seasons, and Growing Great Vegetables. 4-H winter workshops continue with cooking. air clay, and woodcarving. For youth ages 5 to 7 we have a new 4-H Cloverbud Academy coming up with special workshops just for them! And finally, our Winter Wellness Family Event is back! Join us on Sat Feb 25 at Singing Bird Nature Center in Rock Island to explore ways to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.

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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.

Podcasts

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