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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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Free summer activities provided by 4-H
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Try something new and learn new skills during fun summer activities provided by 4-H in Logan, Menard and Sangamon counties. All programs are free and are open to local 4-H members as well as non-members. “4-H camps are about making friends, enjoying new experiences,...
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Automated agricultural machinery requires new approaches to ensuring safety
URBANA, Ill. — From self-driving tractors to weeding robots and AI-powered data collection, automated machinery is revolutionizing agricultural production. While these technological advancements can greatly improve productivity, they also raise new questions about safety measures and regulations...
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Can food safely with free dial-gauge test from Illinois Extension
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Home gardeners can enjoy fresh food throughout the year by canning their produce; but over time, the needle on a dial-gauge pressure canner can become inaccurate. If the dial-gauge is not measuring the correct pressure, foods inside the pressure canner may be under-processed...

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