Agriculture

August 2 Classic Photo “4-H Recognition”

Dwight Shubert emailed us this past week with information on the Classic Photo from the August 2 edition of the Nashville News. The young lady on the left is 4-H member Janet Brinkman of the New Minden Livewires 4-H club and the man is leader Dwight Shubert of the Okawville Busy Bees 4-H club. This

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Fantastically Fresh Food – At The Nashville Farmers Market

Leonard Haertling. The Nashville Farmers Market, sponsored by The Nashville Chamber of Commerce, is open in front of the courthouse, along IL-15, every Thursday morning and Monday afternoon. There’s plenty of great produce for sale, including the items from: Mike Simonton, Paul Stegman, Leonard Haertling, and Josh Cowley. The market is open: • from 7

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Nashville FFA Members Attend Communications Summit

By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nashville FFA chapter members, Alex Johannes and Madison Schuette attended the annual Agricultural Communications Summit at the Wyndam Hotel on June 12, 2017. This summit is an activity of the Illinois Association FFA and made possible by GROWMARK, Inc. Invited were FFA members from across the state of Illinois, as

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Washington County Extension News: August 2, 2017

4-H Has Your Seat To The Eclipse Illinois 4-H is inviting the public to a front row seat for the historic total solar eclipse in August in southern Illinois where sun’s path creates the longest duration of darkness. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, will host an educational

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Master Gardener Scoop: August 2, 2017

Plant Flowers En Masse By Leora McTall, Master Gardener At the recent Carlyle and Salem garden tours, one feature stood out as a reminder from some of the many classes we are required to attend as Master Gardeners – plant one variety of flowers “en masse”. But,  when plant shopping, we usually “want them all”

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The Summer Squash Blues – Master Gardener Scoop – July 26, 2017

Squash Bug Adult, LEFT, and two juvenile, BELOW and RIGHT. By Linda Summers, Master Gardener One of my favorite summer squashes this year has been yellow crookneck squash. Summer squashes differ from winter squashes in that they are usually harvested before the rind hardens and the fruit matures. They come in different colors and shapes

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Malick Grows Two-Pound Tomato

Frank Malick of rural Ashley brought this large Better Boy tomato into The Nashville News on Monday, July 24. The tomato weighs just under two pounds and measures 4 ½ inches in diameter. “I buy all of my plants at Meyer’s Greenhouse,” Malick told us. “They have good, strong, healthy plants and I have 35

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