Agriculture Archived

212° Conference

By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On November 18 through the 19, students from FFA chapters across Illinois attended the 212° Leadership Conference in Collinsville, Illinois. This two-day event is made possible by title sponsors as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. 212° – the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking

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Opportunity To Support FFA

, Program That Prepares Students For Vibrant Futures Through Illinois FFA, students develop skills and confidence to help them succeed in their agricultural careers and throughout their life. The FFA Mission: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural

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A Gardener’s Holiday Wish ListMaster Gardener Scoop – December 7, 2016

A Gardener’s Holiday Wish List By Linda Summers, Master Gardener By now, most of you are aware that the Christmas rush is upon us. This article lists topics and meaningful items for your favorite gardener that you may not have thought of. Reading: This not only includes recently-published books, but may also include magazine subscriptions

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Nashville FFA Competes At Section 21 Agronomy

By: Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On November 16, the Nashville FFA Chapter competed at the Section 21 Agronomy Career Development Event. The contest was hosted by the Kaskaskia College Agriculture department. In the Agronomy CDE, members tested their ability to identify common weeds, common seeds, and common insects, along with taking a written test on

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NCHS FFA To Work Towards Building Greenhouse

NCHS FFA Instructor Julie Bond-Ledford spoke to the School board on the evening of Monday, November 21, about a greenhouse the FFA would like to build. By Alex Haglund Nashville Community High School FFA instructor Julie Bond-Ledford spoke to the school board at their November meeting held on the evening of Monday, November 21, and

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Ag Market Report – November 30, 2016

MARKET REPORT Tuesday, November 30, 2016 Soybeans, yellow, per bu. $10.16 Soft wheat, per bu. 3.67 Corn, yellow, per bu. 3.25 Milo, per bu. 2.56 Retail Corn, per bu. 3.40 Soybean meal, per ton 389.00

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Give The Gift Of GREENU of I Extension News – November 30, 2016

Give The Gift Of GREEN Gift giving is often the hot topic during the winter holidays. There are many discussions that the holiday shopping season has become an overly commercial time of year and not as enjoyable as it once was. If this is the year you want to make a difference and either purchase

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University Of Illinois Master Naturalist Graduation

FRONT ROW, Shelby Claypool, Tami Austin, Marry Cessna, Linda Summers, and Nina Hower. BACK ROW, Wayne Wildy, Joe Merkelbach, Anne Betscher, John Walker, Ken Pioter, and Deanna Ratermann. University of Illinois, Unit 23 (Bond, Clinton, Marion, Jefferson and Washington Counties) graduated ten Master Naturalists and one JR Master Naturalist on Saturday, November 12 at the

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