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University of Illinois Extension

Who We Are

Thousands of people take advantage of the DeWitt-Piatt-Macon Extension Unit's research-based educational programs every year to enable them to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life. No matter what your age, occupation or interests Extension has something for you. The DeWitt-Piatt-Macon Extension Unit offers educational programming in agriculture, local foods, small farms, leadership, nutrition and wellness, horticulture, 4-H and youth development, community and economic development and consumer sciences. As one Extension user put it, "They have programs for everyone from the cradle to retirement." 

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What We Do

Through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work, U of I Extension’s programs are aimed at making life better, healthier, safer and more profitable for individuals and their communities.  U of I Extension offers educational programs in five broad areas:

  • Healthy society
  • Food security and safety
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Sustainable and profitable food production and marketing systems
  • Enhancing youth, family and community well-being
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3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd
Decatur, IL 62521
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Contact: Courtney Stewart
Contact Title: Publicity and Promotions Specialist
Phone: 217-877-6042
Fax: 217-877-4564
Email: uie-dmp@illinois.edu
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