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Winter Wheat U of I Extension NewsFeb. 4, 2015

Winter Wheat Forum Set For Feb. 17 The Illinois Wheat Association’s annual Winter Wheat Forum will be held Feb. 17 at Krieger’s Holiday Inn Convention Center in Mt. Vernon. The forum, which aims to help Illinois wheat producers increase productivity and profitability, will again feature a wide variety of attractions for producers and processors. Attendees…

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Nashville Chapter Wins FFA Quiz Bowl

Four FFA chapters participated in the 2nd annual “FFA Quiz Bowl” at NCHS in December. The event was sponsored by the Young Leader Committees from Perry and Washington County Farm Bureaus. Participating chapters were Nashville, Pinckneyville, Okawville, and Du Quoin. Each chapter was invited to bring two teams of 3-5 students to participate in the…

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Wisely, Herrmann Earn Gold Emblems

Nashville FFA members Clark Wisely and Tricia Herrmann were recently awarded the Gold Emblem ranking at the National FFA Proficiency competition. In order to advance to the National Proficiency Contest, Wisely and Herrmann first won the state contest in their respective area. Wisely competed in the area of Forage Production where he worked on his…

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Four Seasons U of I Extension News, Jan. 28, 2015

Four Seasons Gardening Program Offers Winter Series The winter series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship and backyard food production, gets underway this month. The first session of the series is titled, Super Sempervivums!. The program is offered on Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The session will…

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Helping Our Feathered FriendsJan. 28, 2014 Master Gardener Scoop

Helping Our Feathered Friends By Majo Bates, Master Gardener I am reminded around Thanksgiving time of our feathered friends and I am thankful for their beauty. Our birds that winter over need assistance to get through the winter. I want to encourage you to feed birds this winter and enjoy watching the birds you feed.…

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January Grain Donations Will Benefit KC

The Young Leader (YL) Committee is sponsoring a January grain donation campaign to benefit the Kaskaskia College Agriculture Program. KC acquired the old Animal Disease Lab building from the State of Illinois, and has since renovated the building for the college’s Ag program. With the additional space, the program is finally able to expand to…

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Farm Bureau Annual

The Board of Directors invites Farm Bureau members to attend the 88th Annual Meeting of the Washington County Farm Bureau on Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Community Center in Nashville. The evening will begin with a meal at 6:30 p.m., followed by a short business meeting, entertainment, and door prizes. Tickets for the meal must…

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Milkweed PlantsJan. 21, 2015Master Gardener Scoop

Milkweed Plants By Debbie Czarnopys-White, Master Gardener Although it’s still way too early to know when we can get out into our gardens, it’s a good time to start thinking about gardening a little differently. If there’s anyone who loves a well-ordered, neat and tidy garden, you may have to work with this way of…

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FFA Donate For Donuts Benefits Area Shelter

By Kendall Dodson, Chapter Reporter The Nashville FFA Chapter hosted a Donate for Donuts Campaign on Dec. 2. The campaign provides the people at the Women’s Center in Carbondale with the necessities for everyday living. All of the items that were donated go to men, women, and children who are fleeing domestic abuse in the…

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Egelston To Entertain At Washington CFB’s 88th Annual Meeting

Egelston To Entertain At Washington CFB’s 88th Annual Meeting The Board of Directors cordially invites all members to attend the 88th Annual Meeting of the Washington County Farm Bureau on Thursday, January 29, at the Community Center in Nashville. The evening will begin with a meal at 6:30 P.M., followed by a short business meeting,…

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