The impact of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to create uncertainty and concern both globally and here in our community. In accordance with University of Illinois policy, Illinois Extension has deployed public health strategies designed to protect everyone’s health and safety. Effective immediately, ALL face-to-face events organized by Illinois Extension have been cancelled, suspended, or transitioned to online delivery.

A collection of resources to assist families and community leaders preparing for and coping with COVID-19 is available online.

Please take a look at our event calendar for free webinars taking place in agriculture, nutrition and wellness, our environment, and horticulture and gardening. Updates will be made to the event calendar as postponements are rescheduled.

At this time, the following events are impacted by the implementation of this new policy:

March 2020

  • March 14 through March 31 - No Master Gardener, Master Naturalist or Monarch Migration Festivial meetings.
  • March 14 through March 31 - No SNAP-Ed programs.
  • March 17 through March 31 - No 4-H Club meetings or 4-H SPIN programs.
  • March 14 - Warren County 4-H Family Fun Night. Cancelled. We are looking at options to hold the event at a later date.  Details and announcement forthcoming.
  • March 14 - State 4-H Awards Banquet. Registration fees will be refunded and award items distributed to county staff at 4-H Regional Meetings in April. 
  • March 16 - Share Your Lifestory Writing Workshop in Galesburg - Cancelled
  • March 16 - Bushnell Quality of Life Pilot Project Interviews  - Postponed. Details and announcement forthcoming.
  • March 17 - Babysitting Clinic. Postponed. Spoon River College, McDonough District Hospital and Univerisity of Illinois Extension plan on holding the clinic at a  later date.  Details and announcement forthcoming.
  • March 17 - Lincoln School Garden in Macomb - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • March 18 - Knox Dog Obedience Orientation - Postponed. Details and announcement forthcoming.
  • March 18 - Brain Health at the YMCA in Macomb - Cancelled
  • March 19 - Babysitting Clinic. Postponed. Spoon River College, McDonough District Hospital and Univerisity of Illinois Extension plan on holding the clinic at a later date.  Details and announcement forthcoming.
  • March 19 - Hort Program at Seminary Estates - Cancelled
  • March 21 - Speaking for Illinois 4-H Training. Will be changed to an online format for a shorter timeframe. Details forthcoming.
  • March 23 - All My Money at Head Start in Monmouth - Cancelled
  • March 23 - Knox County 4-H Livestock Judging Team Meeting - Cancelled
  • March 24 - Adopt a Classroom - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • March 24 - Knox County 4-H Foundation Picture Night. Cancelled
  • March 25 - Brain Health at the YMCA in Macomb - Cancelled
  • March 25 - Keys to Embracing Aging in Galesburg - Cancelled
  • March 26 - 4-H Steele School Project - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • March 26 - Keys to Embracing Aging in Macomb - Cancelled
  • March 26 - Knox and Warren County 4-H Public Speaking Contest - Postponed. Details and announcement forthcoming.
  • March 26 - Master Naturalist's Day Trip - Cancelled
  • March 28 - YMCA Family Expo in Macomb - Cancelled
  • March 28 to April 2 - National 4-H Conference. Postponed and rescheduled for September 26 – October 1st. Event registrations already collected will be returned. Youth confirmed for this event will be invited to re-register as we get closer to the new dates. Details forthcoming. 
  • March 29 - Knox County Master Gardener Work Day in Knoxville - Cancelled
  • March 30 - Knox County 4-H Livestock Judging Team Meeting - Cancelled
  • March 31 - 4-H Sewing Workshop - Cancelled

April 2020

  • April 1 through April 30 - No Monarch Migration Festivial meetings.
  • April 1 through April 30 - No SNAP-Ed programs.
  • April 1 through April 30 - No 4-H Club meetings or 4-H SPIN programs.
  • April 1 - Minority Health Fair at WIU - Cancelled
  • April 4 - NW Regional Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest. Cancelled
  • April 4 - 25th Annual Gardener's Day. Cancelled. Refunds are being processed. Questions about refunds can be directed to Wendy Ferguson.
  • April 4 - 4-H Livestock Judging Contest at WIU - Postponed. Details and announcement forthcoming.
  • April 7 - Macomb Youth Leadership Organization - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • April 9 - 4-H Steele School Project - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • April 10 - 4-H Welding Workshop - Cancelled
  • April 10 - 4-H Workshop Day - Cancelled
  • April 14 - Warren County 4-H Leaders Meeting - Cancelled
  • April 17 - Pheasants Forever Education Event in Adair - Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will not be participating at this event.
  • April 18 - 4-H Share the Fun and Performing Arts Showcase - Cancelled
  • April 18 - IL 4-H Horse Speaking and Hippology Contest. The event in Champaign will be cancelled and we are looking at options for online alternatives.          Details and announcement forthcoming. 
  • April 18 - Macomb High School Earth Day - Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will not be participating at this event.
  • April 19 - 4-H Cookie Bake & Decorate Workshop - Cancelled
  • April 19 - IL 4-H Horse Bowl Contest. The event in Champaign will be cancelled and we are looking at options for online alternatives. Details and announcement forthcoming. 
  • April 22 - Pete Tarantola Interagency Conference - Substance Abuse in Rural Communities - Postponed. Details and announcement forthcoming. 
  • April 23 - 4-H Steele School Project - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • April 23 - Farm Safety Day - Cancelled
  • April 23 - Keys to Embracing Aging in Macomb - Cancelled
  • April 24 - Welcome to the Real World - Cancelled
  • April 24 - Discover Wellness Summit - Cancelled
  • April 25 - Knox College Earth Day - Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will not be participating at this event.
  • April 25 - Knox County 4-H and Master Gardener Fair Clean Up - Cancelled
  • April 25 - Birds & Blooms - Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will not be participating at this event.
  • April 26 - McDonough County 4-H Public Speaking Contest - Postponed. Details and announcement forthcoming. 
  • April 27 - Macomb Youth Leadership Organization - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • April 29 - Brain Health at the YMCA in Macomb - Cancelled
  • April 30 - Pheasants Forever Education Event - Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will not be participating at this event.
  • April 30 - Keys to Embracing Aging in Galesburg - Cancelled

May 2020

  • May 1 through May 31 - No Monarch Migration Festivial meetings.
  • May 1 through May 31 - No SNAP-Ed programs.
  • May 1 through May 31 - No 4-H Club meetings or 4-H SPIN programs.
  • May 1 - McDonough County 4-H Pork Chop BBQ. Postponed. We are looking at options to hold the event at a later date.  Details and announcement forthcoming.
  • May 4 - Bi-County Youth Coalition - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • May 4 through May 5 - 1st Grade Environmental Education Day - Cancelled
  • May 5 - Macomb Youth Leadership Organization - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • May 7 - Share Your Lifestory Writing Workshop in Galesburg - Cancelled
  • May 8 through May 9 - Knox County Master Gardener Plant Sale - Cancelled
  • May 9 - IL 4-H State Robotics. The event in Bloomington-Normal will be cancelled and we are looking at options for online alternatives. Details and announcement forthcoming. 
  • May 12 - Macomb Youth Leadership Organization - Cancelled due to school closing.
  • May 13 - Brain Health at the YMCA in Macomb - Cancelled
  • May 23 - McDonough County Master Gardener Plant Sale - Cancelled
  • May 28 - Keys to Embracing Aging in Galesburg - Cancelled
  • May 28 - Master Naturalist Meeting to the Mississippi River Museum - Cancelled
  • May 30 - Warren County Livestock Judging Contest - Cancelled 

June 2020

  • June 3 - Ag Careers Bus Trip - Cancelled
  • June 6 - 4-H Welding Workshop - Cancelled
  • June 6 - Henderson County 4-H BBQ
  • June 9 - Warren County 4-H BBQ