Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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Extension Week celebrates education in Logan County          Send a link to a friend

[April 18, 2007]  University of Illinois Extension celebrates Extension Week from April 15-21. The event recognizes the service U of I Extension provides local Illinois communities. It's a time to celebrate ongoing education.

The nationwide network of Extension programs began in 1914 as a means of presenting land-grant university research in understandable and useful ways to farmers and rural families. Today, Extension serves both urban and rural areas by offering programs in a variety of areas, including 4-H youth development, agriculture, natural resources, home gardening, horticulture, community and economic development, nutrition and wellness, family life, and consumer education.

The Logan County Extension Unit currently has 18 4-H clubs throughout Logan County with approximately 300 members total. What is 4-H? If you like having fun, meeting new people, developing new skills and getting involved in community projects, then 4-H is for you. You can join 4-H if you are a third-grader through the age of 19. Club members elect their own officers, plan programs and conduct six or more meetings and other events. Each member enrolls in at least one 4-H project. Some clubs also participate in group activities or community service projects. There is no cost to enroll. Through Logan County 4-H there are many activities, such as International Night, Junior Master Gardeners, Rookie Cooks, Family Fun Night, visual arts workshops and foods workshops, just to name a few. For further information, contact U of I Extension, Logan Unit at 217-732-8289 or visit online at

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Extension Week recognizes the variety of programs that University of Illinois Extension provides. U of I Extension targets educational programs at the request of local residents and community leaders to address issues of concern. In short, the mission is to help Logan County residents put knowledge to work.

[Text from file received from the University of Illinois Extension, Logan County Unit]

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