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SNAP (Super Nutrition Activity Program) was busy this summer providing youth an opportunity to taste healthy food alternatives. From hummus to whole wheat pancakes, junior leaders, showed younger youth all about healthy food options.  See some of what they were up to with this great article from Theresa Churchill at the Herald & Review entitled Kids Get a Taste of ... Read More

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop….The Master Gardener Plant Sale

Macon County Master Gardeners have hosted a community plant sale for over 15 years.  Starting as a plant exchange among Master Gardeners, the sale has grown to encompass two buildings of annuals, perennials, vegetable plants and herbs.  Thanks to generous donations. the shared perennials are a humungous hit at the sale each year offering gardeners the opportunity to share perennials ... Read More

Macon County 4-H at County Board

Macon County 4-H took care of business with the help of Macon County Board Members at their recent meeting.  Twenty-one members of Macon County 4-H took part in the event with youth from different clubs.  Those clubs who participated were Old King's Orchard, Long Creek Critters, Homesteaders, SNAP, and Crossfire Shooting Sports.  Check out the story, Macon County Board Approves ... Read More

Who Would Have Thought You Could Make This!

The Macon County Robostorms 4-H Club showcased the importance and versatility of being able to use a 3D Printer at a club meeting with the Forsyth Fantastics this past Saturday. Find out what you can do with a 3D Printer in this article, The Beauty of 3D Printers is the Practical Usefulness of its Creations, from the Herald & Review!  ... Read More

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

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