Agriculture

Master Gardener Scoop: Summer Dangers – Heat And Sun

By Will Summers, Master Gardener So far this summer, we have experienced widely variable temperatures. Weather conditions across America have been extreme. Is this normal? Who can say? All we know is “Just wait, and the weather will change.” It is healthy for all people to be active outdoors. Regrettably, too many people, especially our

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Illini Summer Academies Reveal New Wonders For Illinois Teens

It’s like suddenly seeing the world in a new way. That’s how teens attending the Illinois 4-H Illini Summer Academies describe their time studying with University of Illinois instructors in late June. From quantum mechanics and mutagenesis to honey bee health and family interactions, U of I staff allowed Academy teens to peek in the

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NCHS FFA Brings Honors Home From State Convention

The NCHS FFA sent a group of students to the Illinois FFA State Convention, held on June 13 through 15 at the Bank of Springfield Convention Center in Springfield. The NCHS Chapter brought home numerous awards from the convention, which are listed on page B8, along with more photos from the convention. NCHS Students attending

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Nashville FFA Chapter Succeeds At District Horticulture

    Members who participated were, BACK ROW, Alex Johannes, Austin Schorfheide, Tyler Jahnke, Tabor Kozuszek, Bailey Schorfheide, Holli Fullerton, and Emily Stern, and FRONT ROW, Emily Wisely, Danya Parrish, Mady Reichmann, Johnna Bergmann, Reighn Stofferahn, Karlie Voss, and Liz Biermann. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter     The Nashville FFA Horticulture team recently brought home some

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Farm Bureau Seeking Applications For Impact Grant Program

At the Washington County Farm Bureau, we understand the amount of hard work and sweat equity that is required to make a lasting impact in our community. For over 90 years, the Washington County Farm Bureau has offered programs and services in Washington County to inform, strengthen, and develop the agricultural industry. We continue that

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Nashville FFA Excels In District V Job Interview

    Contestants included, FROM LEFT, Mason Niedbalski, Carli Hoffman, Austin Schorfheide, and Callie McClay. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter     On April 26, members of the Nashville FFA Chapter attended the District V Job Interview Career Development Event held at the SIU College of Agriculture Sciences. This contest is designed to help members enhance their

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Washington County News Column- March 29, 2017

Back To Basics: Growing And Cooking Greens Growing Greens in the garden go way beyond spinach and kale. Get the most nutrition out of your garden by incorporating several varieties of greens in your planting. University of Illinois Extension will present a program all about ‘greens.’ We will define what makes a green a green.

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County Farm Bureau To Offer Fire Extinguisher Inspection/Recharge Program

The Washington County Farm Bureau Young Leader and Women’s Committees are offering free inspections of fire extinguishers and reduced/subsidized fees to have them recharged and/or replaced as required. We are partnering with Albers Fire Protection Equipment (from Beckemeyer) for an on-site event at the Farm Bureau office in Nashville from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, March

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