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Did You SEE That!

From making things explode to sticking pencils through a bag of water, 5-7 year old kids in Macon County had a blast at 4-H Science Camp! Check out all the cool things they did to help them learn more about science thanks to WICS in Springfield. ... Read More


100 Years and Going Strong….

Thanks to the Macon County 4-H & Extension Foundation, the 100th Anniversary of Extension, was celebrated with popcorn, awards, and anxious movie goers in Macon County.  Check out what all the excitement was about by reading the article written by Emily Steele of the Herald & Review!   ... Read More


Macon County 4-H Show

The 2014 Macon County 4-H Show is in the books.  We are excited that projects at the Macon County 4-H Show prompt exploration by 4-Hers. Learn more about this by checking out the article written by Valerie Wells of the Herald & Review. ... Read More



Nutrition & Food Labels

Understanding Food Labels was the hot topic at the YMCA "Putting Wellness to Work" series provided by University of Illinois Extension. Take a look at the article written by Cassie Burton from the Herald & Review. ... Read More


Down on the Farm!

The Down on the Farm Tour in Piatt County was a great way for community members to see what agricultural projects are available right in their own back yard. Find out more by reading this article from the Piatt County Journal Republican written by Stephanie Davenport. ... Read More


Canning Basics

Thanks to Hugh Sullivan, videographer from the Herald & Review, take a few minutes and check out these canning basics with Caitlin Huth our Nutrition &  Wellness Educator in DeWitt, Macon, & Piatt Counties. ... Read More


Yes! You CAN: Preserving Safely

Are you ready to can all of the wonderful items that are in abundance in your garden? Check out this article written by Theresa Churchill of the Herald & Review to learn about our canning classes and what exciting programs University of Illinois Extension is offering. ... Read More


What a Success!

Thanks to the hardwork of the Macon County Master Gardener Program, the 2014 Garden Walk was a success! Take some time and enjoy the great article written by Huey Freeman and photographs from Lisa Morrison from the Herald & Review. What a great event for the Decatur community! ... Read More


2014 Macon-Piatt Rabbit Show

Check out this great video of the 2014 Macon-Piatt 4-H Rabbit Show.  Take a look at what our hardworking 4-Hers were doing the day of the show!       ... Read More