Agriculture

Nashville FFA Sends Nine To State

FROM LEFT, FRONT ROW, Dillon Herrmann, Emily Wisley, Callie McClay, Holli Fullerton, Emily Stern and Chloe Pelka. MIDDLE ROW, Riley Bergmann, Logan Donoho, Carli Hoffman, Todd Jahnke, Alex Johannes and Andrew Brown. BACK ROW, Austin Schorfheide, Kyler Klingenberg, Zach Williamson, Cole Herrmann, Kyle Lamczyk and Tabor Kozuszek. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nineteen members of

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Country Mart Supermarket Donates To U Of I Extension

Tony Gosling of Associated Wholesale Grocers, Amanda Fox of the Extension Service; and Brian Rusiewski of Country Mart Supermarket. (Not pictured is Kathy Nordike of Admiral Parkway, Inc., parent company of Country Mart Supermarkets.) A trailer of non-perishable food was recently donated to the U of I Extension Service by the New Country Mart Supermarket

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Pruning Fruit Trees

Pruning fruit trees now, before the leaves have come in and the pests are out, holds certain advantages over waiting until later in the season. Master Gardener Scoop – April 4, 2018 Will Summers, Master Gardener If your fruit trees have not blossomed yet, you still have time to give them a good pruning in

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KC Agriculture Program Holds Advisory Board Meeting

KC Professor Aaron Heinzmann, Scott Eversgerd of Pioneer (Nashville); Kyle Heimann of The Equity (Aviston); Daniel Mondt of Monsanto (Aviston); Gary Kennedy of the Clinton & Marion County Farm Bureau (Carlyle); KC Professor Bill Waggoner; and Dean Dittmar District V FCAE (O’Fallon). The Kaskaskia College Agriculture Advisory Board recently met and discussions included current program

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Nashville FFA Wins Big in Section Public Speaking

Speakers were, FROM LEFT, Callie McClay, Chloe Pelka, Aden Hill, Cole Herrmann, Austin Schorfheide, Kourtney Barbee and Jade Bannert. FFA Public Speakers recently won many honors while competing at the Section 21 Public Speaking Contest at Kaskaskia College. The contest has five categories which speakers can compete in: Varsity Prepared, JV Prepared, Varsity Extemporaneous, JV

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Students From The Nashville FFA Chapter Attend 212° Conference

FFA members in attendance were, FROM LEFT, FRONT ROW, Destiny Pitts, Owen Holle, Brayden Bauza, Aaron Stanowski, and Grant Pedtke. BACK ROW, Leslie Parrish, Cayla Krueger, Kourtney Barbee, Cade Hoffman, and Bryce Middleton. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nashville FFA Chapter members attended the annual 212° conference in Collinsville on February 9-10, 2018. This conference

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Gateway FS Presents Donations To Nashville, Okawville FFA Chapters

Brad Maschhoff, Energy Department Manager at Gateway FS presented the Nashville and Okawville FFA Chapters each with a donation. The two FFA Chapters were a part of FS’ “Fuel Our Future” Campaign. The Fuel our Future campaign ran through the entire month of February. Gateway FS donated 5¢ from every gallon of fuel purchased at

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Lilies for Your Garden

Master Gardener Scoop – March 7, 2018 By Leora McTall, Master Gardener After spending two weekends at recent Shows, promoting gardening and selling lilies with the Hensons, it makes one realize that we need more lilies, and – Spring needs to hurry. These lilies are being sold in February, so what you see is a

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Tractor Driving Day For FFA Week

February 17-24 was FFA Week. There were plenty of activities for NCHS FFA students to do – games, dress up days, a barbecue, and, on Thursday, February 22, Tractor Driving Day! FFA students drove their tractors to school and later in the day, awards were given out, including Cleanest Tractor – Cade Hoffman; Oldest Tractor

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Life is Better with Onions

Bunching onions can be easily grown and used in cooking or salads Life is Better with Onions Master Gardener Scoop – February 21, 2018 Linda Summers, Master Gardener This time of the year when air temperatures begin to warm slightly and days lengthen, people consider planting their cool season crops. Cool weather crops, especially those

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