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What is Extension?

Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois, offering practical education and trustworthy information to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future.  Local staff at the offices in Logan, Menard, and Sangamon counties provide programs in the areas of Horticulture, Nutrition Education, and Youth Development.  For other topics, we can connect you with regional and statewide specialists and share their research-based resources.

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Youth livestock skillathon showcases future leaders of ag
Urbana, Ill. -- Seventy 4-H youth participated in the State 4-H Livestock Skillathon held in the Stock Pavilion on University of Illinois campus on Nov. 4. Participants went through the contest and then participated in a learning workshop to better prepare for next year’s contests in the summer...
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Keep growing with herbs indoors this fall, winter
URBANA, Ill. — Just because days are shorter and colder and the outdoor gardening days are over, that doesn't mean growing must come to an end. Indoor green houseplants are an option, so add some herbs to the mix this fall and winter. Whether growing indoors or outdoors, plants still...
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Stay alert for deer behind the wheel in fall
URBANA, Ill. — Deer are more active in the fall and drivers should be cautious when traveling after dark. While accidents can happen at any time of year, most deer-vehicle incidents occur between dusk and dawn during the months of October, November, and December. Drivers should slow down and...
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Learn hunting, wildlife and outdoor skills with 4-H
LINCOLN, Ill. – Local youth can learn hunting and outdoor skills during a workshop with the 4-H Shooting Sports program in Logan County. The event is 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 in Beason. The Logan County 4-H outdoor skills and shooting sports programs help youth get outdoors,...

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