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Safe Summer Grilling
Summer is right around the corner, and if you haven’t already gotten your grill out, you should consider doing so. Grilling is a great way to keep the kitchen cool and enjoy your favorite summer foods. One of the many benefits of grilling is that it offers endless opportunities. However, to keep...
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Cicadas 2024 — A Once in a Lifetime Experience
Join Illinois Extension Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Educator Jay Solomon on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. for a program: Cicadas 2024 — A Once in a Lifetime Experience being held at the Warren Township Public Library. Learn more about the upcoming May and...
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Winnebago County 4-H members present speeches at the Public Speaking Contest
Winnebago County 4-H held its first 4-H show of 2024 on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at the University of Illinois Extension Office.  Four area youth presented speeches on a variety of topics.  “What a wonderful representation by our 4-H members tonight, “ stated Becky Gocken, Extension Program...
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Vining Through Pumpkin Production
Join University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty as he takes you through how to successfully grow pumpkins. This program will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2024 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 N. Vine St...
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Extension to hold pressure canner dial gauge testing clinics
Canning season is fast approaching! Are you ready? Have you had your pressure canner gauge tested lately? Did you know the dial gauges need to be tested yearly to ensure accuracy? Pressure canners are the only safe home food preservation method for canning low-acid foods. This is because...

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