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Be Your Own Diet Detective

Thanks to a collaboration with the Decatur Family YMCA, Caitlin Huth provided a program on "Be Your Own Diet Detective." Session one of a four part Workplace Wellness Series, the programs are open to the public.Check out the Herald & Review articled entitled Nutrition Claims Require Examination written by Emily Steele. ... Read More


Take the Family Mealtime Challenge!

University of Illinois Extension is encouraging families to eat together the week of September 21st.  Thanks to a grant from the Obesity Prevention Coalition, families can sign-up to get free e-mail tips about everything from time saving recipes to getting your entire family involved in the cooking process.  The challenge for families is to eat 5 meals together within 1 ... Read More


A Bumper Crop of Vegetables

Yep, those were our tomatoes featured in the Herald & Review in Emily Steele's article on bumper crop vegetables. Check out all the informative items the article "Make that Garden Bumper Crop Pay Dividends all Year Long" has in it.  Thanks so much to H&R photographer Danny Damiani for the great photos! ... Read More


Nelson Hosts Mid-American Gardener

Our very own Jennifer Nelson had the opportunity to host Mid-American Gardener this past July. Enjoy the program and learn more about moon flowers, fireblight, and bald cypress trees.   ... Read More


Nutrition in the Pantry

Creating healthy meals from what you have is not always easy.  See how University of Illinois Extension staff are helping people do this right here in Macon County.  Check out the article Nutrition in the Pantry written by Theresa Churchill from the Herald & Review.  Thanks to Lisa Morrison for the great photos! ... Read More


From Garden Gates to Dinner Plates….

From Garden Gates to Dinner Plates can teach you tons of great information on Cottage Food Operation.  Thanks to the Herald & Review for showcasing this great program taking place in Macon County! ... Read More


Can You Believe This!

WAND TV came to our very own Doug Gucker to talk about 2014 corn yields. Check out what everyone is talking about here in Macon County! ... Read More


Are You Ready for Robots?

The 4-H RoboStorms were a big hit at the Decatur Celebration.  Check out all of the fun and innovative things that these 4-Hers are doing with robots.  Thanks to Hugh Sullivan from the Herald & Review for showcasing the 4-H RoboStorms!   ... Read More


Yes, We Are Headed to the Decatur Celebration!

University of Illinois Extension in Macon County and the SNAP! Program were showcased in the Herald & Review because of their upcoming part in the Decatur Celebration.  Check out what's in store this coming Saturday!  Thanks to Theresa Churchill, H&R Reporter and and Danny Damiani, Photographer, for the great article and photos.   ... Read More


Macon County 4-H Show

WICS in Springfield showcased the 2014 Macon County 4-H Show on their Top Stories. See what 4-Hers are learning besides basic cooking skills! ... Read More