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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 and events 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.

News Releases
Early adopters find unique approaches to alternative cow housing systems
URBANA, Ill. – Rising property prices, bad weather, and shrinking pasture acreage challenge Illinois ranchers and limit herd sizes. But what happens when cow and calf producers move cattle into open-air buildings for long periods? That is what University of Illinois staff and Extension...
2022 Field crop disease, insect management report available
URBANA, Ill — Every year, University of Illinois scientists conduct pest and disease surveys in corn and soybean crops across the state, along with in-field tests of insecticides, seed treatments, and more. The 2022 report, now available, describes ongoing Bt-resistance monitoring results; field...
Tips for entering the cottage food business
URBANA, Ill. — Last year, the Home-to-Market Act, a set of legislative updates to the Cottage Food Law, came into effect in Illinois. Before this legislation passed, food operators could only sell homemade foods...

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