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Read article: New webinar series launched for small business owners
New webinar series launched for small business owners
Small businesses form the backbone of Illinois’ economy, especially in smaller cities and rural areas.  With this in mind, a team from...
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Read article: Extension helps train community development professionals through national organization
Extension helps train community development professionals through national organization
The hallmark of any Extension program is the information shared be research-based and communicated in a manner that helps to drive change in a...
2024 ISPP Scholar Dora Kourkoulou
Read article: In her own words: Theodora Kourkoulou
In her own words: Theodora Kourkoulou
  As an ISPP Scholar, Theodora (Dora) Kourkoulou is appointed with the...
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Read article: A Servant's Heart: The task is arduous, the road is long
A Servant's Heart: The task is arduous, the road is long
It’s hard to believe that this summer the Illini Science Policy Program ushered in its fourth cohort of Scholars. In many ways this program, which at...

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New webinar series launched for small business owners
Small businesses form the backbone of Illinois’ economy, especially in smaller cities and rural areas.  With this in mind, a team from University of Illinois Extension, together with the Illinois...

Staff

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Makala Bach

LFPA Family and Consumer Sciences Visiting Outreach Associate
Susan Odum

Susan Odum

Community and Economic Development Specialist
Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

Strategy, Planning and Implementation Assistant Director