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Extension advisory group meetings planned

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2012

The University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit, will hold their annual County Extension Advisory Group Meetings on Oct. 17, Oct. 24, and Nov. 7. These meetings are an opportunity for Extension supporters, concerned citizens, and the public to help unit staff identify community needs in the areas of youth development, family life, community and economic development, and agriculture and natural resources. he information gathered will help staff plan unit programming for the coming year.

The mission of the University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit is to deliver quality, relevant educational information in a fiscally responsible manner. The goal is to help people develop skills; solve problems; and improve their families, farms, businesses, and communities. The University of Illinois Extension provides unbiased research-based information to local residents.

Meetings will be held at respective Extension offices from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with each meeting focusing on local issues of that county. There is no cost to attend these meetings and refreshments will be provided. The County Extension Advisory Group Meetings will be held as follows:

Bureau County: Bureau County Extension office; 815 Thompson St., Princeton Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

LaSalle County: LaSalle County Extension office; 1689 N. 31st Rd., Ottawa Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Marshall-Putnam counties: Marshall-Putnam Extension office; 509 Front St., Suite 4, Henry Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate please call and let staff know. All programs offered through the University of Illinois Extension are open to all individuals regardless of place of residence, race, creed, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, or marital status.

Those interested in attending one of these meetings is asked to contact their local University of Illinois Extension office: Bureau County Extension Office, (815) 875-2878; LaSalle County Extension Office, (815) 433-0707; Marshall-Putnam Extension Office, (309) 364-2356.

For more information visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/.

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