Agriculture Archived

Washington County 4-H Project ShowcaseMarch 4, 2015

Washington County 4-H Project Showcase By now, everyone should have their project manuals in hand and hopefully you’ve opened them! (Handbooks should be done by April 1.) Fair will be here before we know it and we hate to think that everyone is placing unnecessary stress on themselves by waiting until the last minute to…

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Hoyleton Community GardenMaster Gardener ScoopMarch 4, 2015

Hoyleton Community Garden By Janet Klie, Master Gardener We had our first meeting November 18, 2014. Not a good time to plan a garden you say! Well don’t tell us that – we think it’s just perfect. First, we decided where to put this garden and a good size for this garden. Other items that…

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Just Announced Special Horticulture ClassesExtension Center NewsFeb. 25, 2015

Just Announced Special Horticulture Classes University of Illinois Extension has opened up the Illinois Master Gardening Classes for those who want to advance their knowledge and understanding of plants and Ornamental Horticulture. If you would like to become a Master Gardener and currently do not have the time to devote to the full program or…

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Semps Are ‘In’Master Gardener ScoopFeb. 25, 2015

Semps Are ‘In’ By Leora McTall, Master Gardener “Semps are a hot item in the plant world!” This statement was made by Martha Smith, University of Illinois Educator, at a recent conference in Collinsville. Did you know that plant popularity is a lot like the clothing fashion trends, with plants going in and out of…

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Nashville FFA Chapter Celebrating FFA Week

The Nashville FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 21-28. “Go All Out!” is this year’s theme and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state, and national…

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No Till GardeningMaster Gardener ScoopFebruary 18, 2015

No Till Gardening By Majo Bates, Master Gardener I want to share a few things to encourage you to garden with less work. I have realized that I don’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest and lovely blooms in my garden. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gives way…

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Farm Bureau Hosting ‘On The Road’ Seminar

The Clinton, Marion and Washington County Farm Bureaus know that trucking regulations are critical to the success of many farms. That’s why we are hosting an “On the Road” seminar. The seminar will be Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the KC Ag Building on the Kaskaskia College Campus. Federal truck regulations affect virtually…

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U of I Extension NewsFebruary 11, 2015

High School Students Can Explore Aces March 13-14 High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at Explore ACES. The event will be held Friday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore ACES,…

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Preparing for SpringFebruary 11, 2015 Master Gardener Scoop

Preparing for Spring By Debbie Czarnopys-White, Master Gardener There is a piece of advice going around the internet to trim trees and bushes before breeding season to help protect native wildlife. Generally, this is good advice and it’s given to help protect our wildlife, both birds and mammals. However, some trees and shrubs should be…

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Nashville FFA Attends Leadership Conference

More than 680 students and 140 teachers from across Illinois attended the 212-Degree Leadership Conference. The conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization, coordinated by the Illinois FFA Center, sponsored by Syngenta and Crop Production Services as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Bailey Schorfheide, Holli Fullerton, Austin Schorfheide, Cole Herrmann,…

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