The University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 Council and staff conducted a public meeting for Christian County at their Taylorville office on February 27. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the public of the programs currently being offered by the Unit and to seek comment from the public. Over 30 people were in attendance representing county government, education, health care, Extension Council, Master Gardeners, the business community, as well as interested individuals.
The meeting began with a presentation by Unit staff on programs and services the Extension currently offers. Extension staff then received feedback from the attendees as to what they felt were areas of concern for the community and what new educational programs or services could be offered.
Input from this meeting will help the Unit determine what additional programs are needed and how best to serve the region going forward. The meeting also helped identify new collaborative opportunities, which will aid in the development of new educational opportunities.
A report containing the presentations and comments will be made available to attendees, as well as to the public. Anyone interested in receiving a copy of this report, when it becomes available is asked to contact the Christian County Extension office by calling 287-7246.