University of Illinois Extension

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Knowledge is the foundation that guides people throughout their life to make informed decisions that improve their lives and communities. Extension is this lifelong learning resource, helping people at every stage reach their full potential and contribute to their communities. Our 4-H positive youth development is the cornerstone to building citizenship, leadership, and life skills. Extension nutrition and wellness programs equip people to live healthy lifestyles. Our community development programs provide the blueprint for organization and communities to build a strong economy. Extension agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources are the building blocks to a sustainable planet and a safe food supply for our nation.