Blog Archives

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


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



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


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


2014 Garden Walk Preview

Are you wanting a little sneak peak of what the 2014 Garden Walk has to offer? I sure hope that this wonderful article from the Herald & Review sparks your interest. Tickets are on sale now! Thanks to Theresa Churchill for the wonderful article. ... Read More


2014 Garden Walk

The Macon County Master Gardeners are hosting their 2014 Garden Walk on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 2:00-6:00pm in Decatur, IL.  Join them for a self-guided tour of 6 beautiful Decatur area gardens.  Watch their WAND TV interview for more details about the event. ... Read More