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Two Regional Extension Educators with WIU Ties Part of U of I Extension Honor

January 11, 2017


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MACOMB, IL – Two University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educators with Western Illinois University connections were part of a team of nine awarded an Interdisciplinary State Team Excellence Award at the University of Illinois Extension's annual conference in November.

The award is given for excellence in collaborative work to address a priority issue.

Kari Houle is a 2001 WIU graduate with a bachelor's degree in agriculture and a master's degree in education and interdisciplinary studies (2007). Houle is currently an extension horticulture educator for the University of Illinois Extension unit covering Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler counties.

Chris Enroth will begin teaching as an adjunct instructor in the WIU School of Agriculture this fall. He is an extension horticulture educator for the University of Illinois Extension unit covering Henderson, Knox and McDonough counties.

The University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educators team, from west central Ilinois, formed a team to address garden biodiversity with a free webinar series called "The Good, the Bad and the Lovely Plants." The series is available on YouTube at go.illinois.edu/4seasonswebinar.

For additional information about the educators and their programming, visit web.extension.illinois.edu.

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