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Are you interested in starting a garden this year? Or maybe you just need a refresher? Gardening 101 will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Greene County Extension office, US-67, Carrollton. The presentation will cover the basics of gardening including planning a garden, plant selection, garden preparation and pest management. Register online at extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-gardening-101.
Are you interested in starting a garden this year? Or maybe you just need a refresher? Gardening 101 will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Greene County Extension office, US-67, Carrollton. The presentation will cover the basics of gardening including planning a garden, plant selection, garden preparation and pest management. Register online at extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-gardening-101.

Are you interested in starting a garden this year? Or maybe you just need a refresher? Gardening 101 will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Greene County Extension office, US-67, Carrollton. The presentation will cover the basics of gardening including planning a garden, plant selection, garden preparation and pest management. Register online at extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-gardening-101.

February

Bureau County

Feb. 26 – Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bureau County Extension Office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton, Ill.; 815-875-2878.

Calhoun County

Feb. 25 – Private Pesticide Applicator Testing Only: 10 a.m. to noon, Calhoun County Extension office, 818 S. Park, Hardin, Ill.; go.illinois.edu/PSAtrainingHardin.

Carroll County

Feb. 15 – Herbal Cooking Class: 10 a.m. to noon, Carroll County Farm Bureau, 811 S. Clay St. # B, Mt. Carroll, Ill.; 815-244-9444; go.illinois.edu/MCCooking.

Champaign County

Feb. 17 – Developing Local Solar Energy Resources: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Champaign County Extension Auditorium, 801 Country Fair Drive. Champaign, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21675.

Feb. 20 – Designing for Containers and Low Maintenance Landscaping: Noon, Champaign County Extension Auditorium, 801 Country Fair Drive. Champaign, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21656.

Feb. 22 – Winter Woodland Walk: 1 p.m., Homer Lake, Oak Ridge Trail Head. Homer, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-winter-woodland-walk.

Clark County

Feb. 20 – Cooking Workshop: Chocolate Crumble Bars: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Clark County Extension office, 15493 N IL State Hwy 1, Marshall,, Ill.

Feb. 27 – Public Speaking Contest: 6:30 p.m., Clark County Extension office, 15493 N IL State Hwy 1, Marshall,, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-27-public-speaking-contest.

Coles County

Feb. 15 – Spring into Gardening: 8 a.m. to noon, Home Church, 2350 Madison Ave., Charleston, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21162.

Cook County

Feb. 20 – Advanced Business Analysis for Urban Farms: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of Illinois Extension South Chicago office, 753 S. Greenwood Ave., Suite 100, Chicago, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21652.

Feb. 22 – Native Landscape Design Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, 9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-native-landscape-design-workshop.

Cumberland County

Feb. 22 – Healthy Food Distribution: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Toledo Christian Church, 501 S. Maryland, Toledo, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-healthy-food-distribution.

Feb. 28 – Wits Fitness: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Life Center 507 E. Main St., Toledo, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-28-wits-fitness.

DeKalb County

Feb. 14 – 4-H Super Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore,, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21579.

Feb. 19 – Certified Livestock Manager Training: 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore, Ill.; go.illinois.edu/clmt.

Feb. 22 – Gardener’s Pathway 2020: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Kishwaukee Community College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta Malta,, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-gardeners-pathway-2020.

DeWitt County

Feb. 14 – Eating for Your Heart: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nixon Manor, 100 S. Railroad St., Clinton, Ill.; 630-955-1123, ext. 18; tinyurl.com/yzqx3ag4.

Feb. 17 – Eating for Your Heart: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Waynesville Township Library, 303 Second St., Waynesville, Ill.; 217-877-6042; tinyurl.com/yzqx3ag4.

Effingham County

Feb. 22-23 – 4-H Junior Leadership Conference: 11 a.m. Saturday to 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Keller Convention Center, 1202 Keller Drive, Effingham, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-4-h-junior-leadership-conference.

Fulton County

Feb. 24 – Winter Tree ID Walk: 1 to 3 p.m., Spoon River College Arboretum, 23235 County Hwy 22, Canton, Ill.; 309-547-3711; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-24-winter-tree-id-walk-spoon-river-college-arboretum.

Greene County

Feb. 15 – Timber Sales and Taxes in Illinois: 9 a.m. to noon, Greene County Extension Office, US-67, Carrollton, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/default.cfm?RegistrationID=21517.

Feb. 25 – Gardening 101: 6 to 7:30 p.m., a.m. to noon, Greene County Extension Office, US-67, Carrollton, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-gardening-101.

Jackson County

Feb. 17 – Aviation Career Day: 2 to 4 p.m., SIU Aviation, 545 N. Airport Road, Murphysboro, Ill.; 618- 687-1727; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21546.

Feb. 24, 26 and 28 – Home Landscape Design Series: 6 to 8 p.m., SIU College of Agricultural Sciences, 1205 Lincoln Dr., Carbondale, Ill.; 618-687-1727; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-24-home-landscape-design-series.

Jefferson County

Feb. 19 – Creating and Caring for Cactus and Succulents: 6 p.m., Jefferson County Extension office, 4618 Broadway, Mt. Vernon,, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21506.

Jersey County

Feb. 16 – 4-H Soup Fest: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Peace United Church of Christ, 23098 Glenda Ave., Jerseyville, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-16-4-h-soupfest-jerseyville.

Jo Daviess County

Feb. 19 – Backyard Cover Crops: 10 a.m. to noon, Jo Daviess County Extension office, 204 Vine St., Elizabeth, Ill.; 815-858-2273; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21604.

Feb. 20 – Private Applicator Test: 10 a.m. to noon, Elizabeth Community Building, 402 West St., Elizabeth, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21247.

Feb. 25 – Cooking Under Pressure: Air Fryers and Pressure Cookers: 1 to 3 p.m., Jo Daviess County Extension office, 204 Vine St., Elizabeth,, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-cooking-under-pressure-air-fryers-pressure-cooker.

Kane County

Feb. 18 – Think Spring! Sustainable Gardening: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Kane County Extension office, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21333.

Feb. 22 – Native Plants and Natural Area Management Seminar: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road, Campton Hills, Ill.; 630-584-8485; info@garfieldfarm.org.

Lake County

Feb. 26 – Lake County 4-H Embryology Training: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Lake County Extension office, 100 S. Route 45, Grayslake, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-26-lake-county-4-h-embryology-training.

La Salle County

Feb. 18 – Agronomy Night: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Illinois Valley Community College, Room CTC 124, 815 N. Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, Ill.

Feb. 22 – Growing Together, Educational Spring Seminar: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Illinois Valley Community College Peter Miller Technology Center, 815 N. Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-growing-together-educational-spring-seminar-offered-ivcc.

Feb. 25 – Estate Planning for Agriculture: 7 p.m., La Salle County Extension office, 1689 N. 31st Road, Suite 2, Ottawa, Ill.; 815-433-0707; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-estate-planning-agriculture.

Feb. 27 – Agricultural Mental Health and Stress Management: 7 p.m., Illinois Valley Community College, Room CTC 125, 815 N. Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, Ill.; 815-875-2878.

Livingston County

Feb. 21 – Private Applicator Test-only Sessions: 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., Livingston County Extension office, 1412 S. Locust St., Pontiac, Ill.; 815-842-1776; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21107.

Feb. 22 – Wee Naturalist: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St., Morrison, Ill.; 815-772-7323; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-wee-naturalist.

Macon County

Feb. 22 – Gardening Insights: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Richland Community College Shilling Center, 1 College Park Drive, Decatur,, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-gardening-insights.

Macoupin County

Feb. 18 – Starting Seeds Indoors: 1:30 to 3 p.m., Macoupin County Extension office, #60 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville , Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21539.

Mason County

Feb. 21 – Private Applicator Test-only Session: 10 a.m. to noon, Mason County Extension office, 127 S. High St., Havana, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21273.

McLean County

Feb. 17 – 4-H Learn and Fun Day: 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran School, 1102 W. Hamilton Road, Bloomington, Ill.

Feb. 25 – Urban Trees – For Tree Professionals: 9 a.m. to noon, McLean County Extension office, 1615 Commerce Pkwy., Bloomington, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-urban-trees-tree-professionals.

McHenry County

Feb. 22 – McHenry County Paws and Hooves 4-H Tack Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., McHenry County Fairgrounds, Building D, 11900 Country Club Road, Woodstock, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-mchenry-county-paws-and-hooves-4-h-tack-sale.

Feb. 25 – McHenry County 4-H Embryology Project Class: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., McHenry County Extension office, 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-mchenry-county-4-h-embrology-project-class.

Montgomery County

Feb. 17 – 4-H Leadership Workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Montgomery County Extension office, #1 Industrial Park Drive, Hillsboro, Ill.; 217-532-3941; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21510.

Feb. 26 – Starting Seeds Indoors: 1:30 to 3 p.m., Montgomery County Extension office, #1 Industrial Park Drive, Hillsboro, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-26-starting-seeds-indoors-workshop-hillsboro.

Feb. 27-28 – Certified Food Protection Managers Class and Exam: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Montgomery County Extension office, #1 Industrial Park Drive, Hillsboro, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-27-certified-food-protection-managers-class-exam-hillsboro.

Ogle County

Feb. 25 – Industrial Hemp: 1 to 4 p.m., Ogle County Extension office, 421 W. Pines Road. Oregon, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-industrial-hemp-oregon.

Perry County

Feb. 17 – Livestock Quiz Bowl: 9 a.m. to noon, Bigham Farms, Old Consol Building, 1899 State Rt. 13/127, Pinckneyville, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-17-livestock-quiz-bowl.

Feb. 17 – Youth Weather Workshop: 1 to 3 p.m., Bigham Shed, 1325 State Rt. 13, Pinckneyville, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21713.

Piatt County

Feb. 19 – Eating for Your Heart: 1:30 to 3 p.m., Blue Ridge Township Library, 101 W. Oliver St., Mansfield, Ill.; 217-877-6042; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21240.

Feb. 27 – Eating for Your Heart: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Township Library, 101 W. Oliver St., Mansfield, Ill.; 217-877-6042; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-27-eating-your-heart.

Pike County

Feb. 22 – Poultry Workshop: 2:30 p.m., Farm Bureau Hall, 1301 E. Washington, Pittsfield, Ill.; 217-285-5543; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21770.

Rock Island County

Feb. 22 – 4-H Academy: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Western Illinois University Moline, 3300 River Drive, Moline, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-4-h-academy-feb-22-2020.

Feb. 26 – Pesticide Safety Test Only: 10 a.m. to noon, Rock Island County Extension office, 321 W. Second Ave., Milan, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-26-pesticide-safety-test-only-february-26.

Sangamon County

Feb. 25 – Grafting Workshop: 6 to 9 p.m., Sangamon County Extension office, 700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield, Ill.; 217-782-4617; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-25-grafting-workshop.

Feb. 26-27 – 31st Annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams St., Springfield, Ill.; www.iira.org/event-registration/?ee=49.

Stephenson County

Feb. 15 – Joys of Gardening 2020: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Highland Community College Student Conference Center, 2998 W Pearl City Road, Freeport, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21549.

Feb. 18 – Private Applicator Test: 10 a.m. to noon, Highland Community College Student Conference Center, 2998 W Pearl City Road, Freeport, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21246.

Feb. 20 – Certified Livestock Manager Training: 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Spring St., Freeport, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21230.

Feb. 22 – Let’s Paint: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jelly Art Studio, 6 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-22-lets-paint.

Feb. 26 – U.S. Crop Market Outlook: 10 a.m. to noon, Highland Community College Student Conference Center, 2998 W Pearl City Road, Freeport, Ill.; 815-235-4125; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-26-us-crop-market-outlook-0.

Tazewell County

Feb. 19 – Embryology in the Classroom Session 1 Training: 4 to 5 p.m., Tazewell County Extension office, 1505 Valle Vista, Pekin, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/registration_packet_2020.pdf.

Union County

Feb. 25 – Pesticide Applicator Testing: 9 a.m. to noon, Shawnee Community College, 1150 E. Vienna St., Anna,, Ill.

Vermilion County

Feb. 20 – Positive Attitude – Keys for Embracing Aging Series: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Vermilion County Extension office, 3164 N. Vermilion, Danville, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=19436.

Wayne County

Feb. 20 – Skywarn Storm Spotter Training: 6 to 8 p.m., Wayne County Bob Boyle's Hall, Frontier Community College, 2 Frontier Drive, Fairfield, Ill.; www.weather.gov/pah/spottertraining.

Feb. 23 – Wayne County Rabbit Workshop: 2 p.m., Wayne County Extension office, 2 Frontier Drive, # B, Fairfield, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-23-wayne-county-rabbit-workshop.

Whiteside County

Feb. 15 – Blooming Petals Floral Arranging: 10 a.m. to noon, Whiteside County Extension Office, 12923 Lawrence Road, Sterling, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/default.cfm?RegistrationID=21625.

Feb. 27 – Wits Fitness: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., Sterling, Ill.; go.illinois.edu/witsfitness.

Will County

Feb. 17 – Grow Your Own Microgreens and Baby Greens: 6 to 7 p.m., Will County Extension office, 100 Manhattan Road, Joliet, Ill.; web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21606.

Winnebago County

Feb. 24 – Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, Ill.; extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-02-24-stateline-fruit-vegetable-growers-conference.

Woodford County

Feb. 20 – Diabetes Clinic: Back to Basics: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Woodford County Extension office, 109 E. Eureka Ave., Eureka, Ill.

Feb. 27 – Medical Identity Theft: 6 to 7 p.m., Filger Public Library, 261 E. Fifth St., Minonk, Ill.; 309-432-2929.

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