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Extension Snapshots 2021

Profile shots of retired employees

Seven staff leave lasting impact as they retire

Retirements are bittersweet. It is a special time to reflect on the impact of someone’s career while having to say goodbye. Seven University of Illinois Extension staff in the Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit finished up their lengthy Extension careers this summer. The group combined has over 200...
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Fulton County collaboration yields $8 million in grants

Rural communities throughout Illinois and across the nation struggle to maintain population, jobs, and schools. The COVID-19 pandemic created even more challenges; however, a collaborative group of community leaders in Fulton County was already at work addressing the...
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4-H youth holding a Guinea Pig

4-H pet care projects teach responsibility to youth

Pets bring a lot of joy to the homes where they live. When young family members help take care of pets, they learn valuable responsibility skills. 4-H provides tools and learning opportunities for youth to develop those skills. 4-H pet care projects include Cat, Dog, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, and Small...
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