What We Do and Why it Matters

University of Illinois Extension serving Grundy, Kankakee and Will Counties provides research-based resources and programming to the people of our communities. Local program areas include:

• Family and Consumer Economics

• Local Food Systems and Small Farms

• Home Horticulture and Natural Resources

• 4-H Youth Development

• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future.

 Illinois Extension serving Grundy, Kankakee and Will counties is serving YOU. Through research-based programing, caring staff, and passionate stakeholders, we make a difference in the lives of our communities.

We bring communities together. We are Extension.

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2020 will be remembered for many things, but for the 4-H staff, it was the year that reminded us why we do what we do.  4-H members stood up, gave back and made us proud. We’ve seen 4-H’ers rise to the occasion, learn new things, pursue passions, and serve their communities in amazing ways. …

Sunday, July 25 at 7 p.m., the Grundy County 4-H Livestock Exhibitors will once again hold their Livestock Auction.  As you may recall, 2020 was an on-line Donation substitute for the Auction.  While it was amazingly successful, there is nothing like the real thing.  This year, due to Covid-…

We Salute the 4-H

4H believes in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities. The four H's represent their core values: Head: managing, thinking. Heart: relating, caring. Hands: giving, working. The following businesses salute all of Grundy County 4H members and their leaders!