In November, U of I Extension will unveil a new and improved Web site to help you quickly find the information and services. In the meantime, this article describes two new features that are now available.
Extension calendar. Save yourself a trip or a phone call, and search for upcoming Extension programs anytime, day or night. From the main U of I Extension Web site (www.extension.uiuc.edu), click on “Extension Calendar.” Use the keyword search feature or scan the topic areas to quickly find an educational program of interest. Narrow (or widen) your search by entering your zip code and the distance you are willing to travel. Each program includes the time, date, and location of the event, along with a program description and whom to call for more information or to register. Most regional and statewide winter programs will be posted to the calendar in early October.
Publications catalog. How many times have you said, “I wonder where I can find more information about . . .?” Hopefully, you contact your local U of I Extension office and pose the question. However, if questions like this emerge at inconvenient times, don’t be discouraged and don’t delay, go to their site, www.PublicationsPlus.uiuc.edu.
The Publications Plus online catalog includes publications available from U of I Extension and its “parent,” the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Use the keyword search feature or browse any of the nine publication categories: Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture, Dollars & Sense, Family Matters, Gardening, Healthy Living, Instructional Materials, Leadership & Community, Science & Environment, and Teaching Tools.
Placing an order is easy. Order online with any major credit card, or order by phone or by mail. All Publications Plus credit-card transactions are processed by VeriSign, one of America’s most trusted Web-based payment systems. To order a printed catalog, call (800)345-6087 or e-mail PublicationsPlus @uiuc.edu.