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My Word, My Story, My Extension

Thanks to the Herald & Review for this great article on our 100th Anniversary video sessions sponsored by the Macon County 4-H & Extension Foundation. Look for the video which will be coming soon! 100th Anniversary Herald & Review Article   ... Read More


Preserving Tradition: The Joy of Canning

Illinois County Living Magazine showcased the Yes! You Can Program in their recent article Preserving Tradition: The Joy of Canning. Take a look at what they had to say about the program and the helpful information provided by our very own Caitlin Huth, Nutrition & Wellness Educator. ... Read More


4-H Robotics Showcased at Decatur Business Expo

The Macon County 4-H Robotics team is showcased in this great video from the Herald & Review. Showcased are two 4-H youth who talk about robotics and our 3-D Printer at the Decatur Business Expo! Thanks to Hugh Sullivan for the great video!   ... Read More


Heirloom Gardens, A True Gem

Keeping a 1100 foot garden up and going at the Rock Springs Nature Center is the task and enjoyment of the University of Illinois Macon County Master Gardener Program.  Over 20 volunteers will help to make the garden successful this year.  Take a look at the wonderful article written by Emily Steele of the Herald & Review. http://herald-review.com/news/local/homestead-heirloom-garden-harkens-to-pioneer-food-life/article_1823fd20-57ec-5e80-a080-e962807bdd7f.html   ... Read More


A Thumbs Up for Macon County Master Gardeners!

The Herald & Review gave a thumbs up to all of the hard work that the Macon County Master Gardener Program is doing at the Homestead Heirloom Garden at Rock Springs.  Kudos to them!  Check out the link below for the details. http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/thumbs-up-thumbs-down/article_680ae02a-0e82-585c-b069-241b01e17163.html       ... Read More


Master Gardener Plant Sale

The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale is a community favorite for local gardeners.  Check out more about the plant sale by reading this great article written by Arlene Mannlein of the Herald & Review.  Click on the picture below to connect you to the article. ... Read More


Yes! You CAN!!

WAND TV hosted a Healthy Living Segment with Caitlin Huth, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition Educator for Macon County. Learn a little bit about canning and her upcoming classes with this Healthy Living Segment.  ... Read More


Tech Wizards Give Chicks a New Home

  Macon County 4-H Tech Wizards were showcased on WCIA last night!  Check out this great story about giving their chicks a new home by clicking on the picture to the left. ... Read More


4-H Archery Hits a “Sweet Spot” with 4-H Youth

Macon County 4-H had an opportunity to show-off their archery program and their new collaboration with Archer's Alley this week in the Herald & Review.  Check out the great story written by Ryan Voyles. http://herald-review.com/news/local/recreation/h-archery-interest-booming/article_f289cb9c-2498-59c9-a5e4-572fda093b07.html ... Read More