Agriculture

Gateway FS Presents Donations To Nashville, Okawville FFA Chapters

Brad Maschhoff, Energy Department Manager at Gateway FS presented the Nashville and Okawville FFA Chapters each with a donation. The two FFA Chapters were a part of FS’ “Fuel Our Future” Campaign. The Fuel our Future campaign ran through the entire month of February. Gateway FS donated 5¢ from every gallon of fuel purchased at…

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Lilies for Your Garden

Master Gardener Scoop – March 7, 2018 By Leora McTall, Master Gardener After spending two weekends at recent Shows, promoting gardening and selling lilies with the Hensons, it makes one realize that we need more lilies, and – Spring needs to hurry. These lilies are being sold in February, so what you see is a…

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Tractor Driving Day For FFA Week

February 17-24 was FFA Week. There were plenty of activities for NCHS FFA students to do – games, dress up days, a barbecue, and, on Thursday, February 22, Tractor Driving Day! FFA students drove their tractors to school and later in the day, awards were given out, including Cleanest Tractor – Cade Hoffman; Oldest Tractor…

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Life is Better with Onions

Bunching onions can be easily grown and used in cooking or salads Life is Better with Onions Master Gardener Scoop – February 21, 2018 Linda Summers, Master Gardener This time of the year when air temperatures begin to warm slightly and days lengthen, people consider planting their cool season crops. Cool weather crops, especially those…

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NCHS FFA Receives Donation From Nashville Animal Clinic And Zoetis

At the presentation of the donation from the Nashville Animal Clinic were, FROM LEFT, Dr. Jay Colbrook, Tabor Kozuszek, Carli Hoffman, Riley Bergmann and Dr. Angela Epplin. By Alex Johannes, NCHS FFA Chapter Reporter The Nashville Animal Clinic partnered with Zoetis to help provide support to the Nashville FFA Chapter. The donation was possible through…

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Nashville News Freelance Reporter Celebrates Birthday

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Nashville News freelance reporter and Nashville Community High School FFA Chapter Reporter Alex Johannes crept one year closer to adulthood, turning 17. Johannes enjoys cows, goats and dogs, reporting on Agriculture and Ag Education events, and mostly tolerating the full-time staff of The Nashville News editorial department. While we decided…

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Herb And Garden Show Coming Up In Mt. Vernon

Chef Chad Howard. Herb And Garden Show Coming Up In Mt. Vernon Master Gardener Scoop – January 31, 2018 Majo Bates, Master Gardener Are you a little winter-weary?  Despite how hard I try, when it is as cold as it has been, I just get a bit tired of winter and all the coldness with…

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Extension Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled For February 12

Extension Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled For February 12 The next regular meeting of the Illinois Extension Advisory Council serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington counties will be on February 12. The council includes a panel of members from the five county area. They will meet at the Kaskaskia College Lifelong Learning Center at 7…

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4-H Members Fighting Hunger

4-H Members Fighting Hunger 4-H members from Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington counties will gather on February 10 for Illini Fighting Hunger. Illini Fighting Hunger is a meal packaging program that allows 4-H members and their families to help provide meals to their local food pantries. This is the third year in a row…

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FFA Alumni Hold Annual Porksteak Dinner

The pork steak dinner was put on by the NCHS FFA Alumni on Saturday, January 27, with Dylan Wisely and Chris Stern flipping the steaks, ABOVE, the last batch towards 1,000 total that were cooked. Also assisting on the grill were Clark Wisely, Dan Whitener, Zach Kabat, Kevin Setzekorn and Tiffany Wisely. Indoors, things were…

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