Agriculture

Canada Geese Give Hunters The Slip By Hiding Out In Chicago

Canada Geese Give Hunters The Slip By Hiding Out In Chicago It’s open season for Canada geese in Illinois from mid-October to mid-January. Unfortunately for hunters, Canada geese are finding a new way to stay out of the line of fire. Rather than being “sitting ducks” in a rural pond, they’re setting up residence in…

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Nashville FFA Earns 4th Place At Soil Judging

Nashville FFA Earns 4th Place At Soil Judging By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On Wednesday, October 4, six members of the Nashville FFA Chapter participated in the Section 21 Soil Judging contest hosted by Kaskaskia College. The Soil Judging Career Development Event is designed for students enrolled in Agricultural Science or Agricultural Resource Management classes.…

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Fall Is Chestnut Time – Master Gardener Scoop, October 11, 2017

Fall Is Chestnut Time – Master Gardener Scoop, October 11, 2017 By Linda Summers, Master Gardener Over the past week and a half, our Chinese chestnut trees have been dropping their chestnuts. Every morning, my husband searches the ground for chestnuts, hoping to collect them before the squirrels do! The Chinese chestnut, or Castanea mollissima,…

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Washington County 4-H Members Celebrate National 4-H Week

Washington County 4-H Members Celebrate National 4-H Week Washington County youth are joining the more than 6 million 4-H members across the nation in celebration of National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7. “4-H’s learn by doing philosophy encourages youth to experiment, innovate, and think independently, said Liz Miller, University of Illinois Extension Program Coordinator. “4-H grows…

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Nashville FFA Successful In Horse Judging Competitions

Nashville FFA Successful In Horse Judging Competitions By Alex Johannes Chapter Reporter FFA members recently participated in the Section 21 and District V Horse Judging Career Development Events. The Section competition was held at the King City Saddle Club in Mt. Vernon, on September 1, while the District competition was held at Southern Illinois University…

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Nashville FFA Wins Tractor Driving CDE

Nashville FFA Wins Tractor Driving CDE By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nobody likes to show off their tractor driving skills more than FFA members! On September 14, members from the Nashville FFA Chapter did exactly that when they went to West Frankfort to participate in the Tractor Driving CDE. This contest consists of two components:…

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