Agriculture

Reachable Raised Beds

Master Gardener’s Scoop – May 16, 2018 By Jeanette M. Endres Master Gardener “Oh my aching back!” is often heard when the first spring green weeds begin to emerge in the garden. This is a great time to start to think of alternative ways to limit those plants that one might think of as not

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How Old Is That Daffodil?

Daffodils dating back to 1620. The upper is call ‘Van Sion’ and the lower is ‘Butter and Eggs’ Master Gardener – April 25, 2016 By Julie Karmeier Master Gardener Being the newest Washington County Master Gardner, I was happy to contribute to the Scoop articles that the current Master Gardeners have been writing for 15+

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NCHS FFA Takes First In State For Dairy Judging

NCHS FFA Members who participated in the Illinois State Dairy Judging Competition were, FROM LEFT, Megan Smith, Carli Hoffmann, Kyle Lamczyk, Cade Hoffman and Cole Herrmann. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Kaskaskia College recently hosted the State Dairy Judging CDE where FFA members from the entire state had the opportunity to judge seven classes of

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NCHS FFA Dairy Judging Team Takes Third In Section Championship

NCHS FFA Members who participated were, FROM LEFT, FRONT ROW, Carli Hoffman, Cheyenne Pedtke, Conner Wolters, Megan Smith and Owen Holle. BACK ROW, Kyle Lamczyk, Joe Karmeier, Cole Herrmann, Cade Hoffman and Andrew Holle. Next Stop, State For Nashville Community High School Dairy Judging Team By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Recently, Greenville High School hosted

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Nashville Places 2nd At Section Livestock CDE

Nashville Community High School FFA Chapter Members who participated were, FROM LEFT, FRONT ROW, Kinze Fox, Riley Bergmann and Callie McClay. BACK ROW, Madison Schuette, Aaron Stanowski, Hunter Liszewski, Zach Williamson, Logan Boester, Sarah Zyk, and Cassie Fullerton. NCHS FFA Chapter Places 3rd in Marion County 4-H/FFA Judging By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter The Nashville

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4-H Celebrates National Volunteer Week

12,00 Volunteers Support Illinois 4-H April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week, and University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development program wants to thank the more than 12,000 4-H adult and youth volunteers who guide and support the nearly 200,000 4-H participants in Illinois. Illinois 4-H volunteers are empowering and preparing youth for success as 4-H

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Local 4-H Youth To Participate In A Day Of Service On April 27

True Leaders In Service This April, as part of True Leaders in Service and National Volunteer Appreciation Month, 4-H members across the nation will pledge their hands to larger service – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities. True Leaders in Service will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate

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Nashville FFA Places Fourth At Section Poultry Judging CDE

Members that participated were, FROM LEFT, Meghan Felts, Todd Jahnke, Cole Herrmann, Carli Hoffman, and Alex Johannes. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On February 28, Nashville FFA members went to the Section 21 Poultry Judging CDE hosted by the Bluford FFA Chapter. The CDE consisted of a general knowledge test, live bird grading, carcass grading,

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Dean Kidwell Visits Local Illinois Extension And Related Area Programs

U Of I College Of Agriculture Dean Visits Area Extensions University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Dean Kimberlee Kidwell has been on a mission for the past year to visit all the Illinois Extension units across the state. She has been learning more about Extension, its relationship with the College of

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