An Open House in Vermilion County Thursday will showcase the University of Illinois Extension Unit. The event runs from 4 – 6 pm at the U of I Extension on North Vermilion Street in Danville.
Vermilion County Extension offers a number of programs, including 4-H development, Local Food Systems and Small Farms, Family Life, Nutrition Education and Wellness, Horticulture, Consumer Economics, and Community and Economic Development. There's also volunteer opportunities available through Extension Master Gardener programs, 4-H youth programming, and Money Mentors programs.
Just like with the Ford-Iroquois Extension at Onarga, programs continue to build momentum even though "times have changed but Extension's mission of bringing research advances to local communities continues," according to Ginger Boas, Extension Director.
University of Illinois Extension's mission is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.
For more information about the Vermilion County open house or the programs that are available through the Vermilion County Extension Unit, contact the office at 217-442-8615 or visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/.
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