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The University of Illinois Extension in DeWitt County will be turning to residents of DeWitt County for feedback in the coming weeks.

The U of I Extension of DeWitt County is working on putting together a survey for the residents of the county to help them focus on their future programs. Paul Mariman, Extension Educator with the DeWitt, Piatt, and Macon Extension Offices says with the recent re-organization of Extension offices throughout the state, there is less money and less personnel, forcing the offices to get the most from their funds.

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Meriman says there is a lot of opportunity for anyone involved in agriculture in DeWitt County to give their input and obtain information, however, he says the goal of the survey is to find out what people are interested in.

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Because of the re-structuring of the Extension offices throughout the state, Mariman says many offices are doing things similar to DeWitt County. He says for some the goal is to reach people they haven't before, and for others it is to fine tune their programs.

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The Extension will be using various means to put their survey out. Mariman says it will be available the first week of November, and hopes by that time it will be available online.

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