Agriculture

Fall Is Chestnut Time – Master Gardener Scoop, October 11, 2017

Fall Is Chestnut Time – Master Gardener Scoop, October 11, 2017 By Linda Summers, Master Gardener Over the past week and a half, our Chinese chestnut trees have been dropping their chestnuts. Every morning, my husband searches the ground for chestnuts, hoping to collect them before the squirrels do! The Chinese chestnut, or Castanea mollissima,

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Washington County 4-H Members Celebrate National 4-H Week

Washington County 4-H Members Celebrate National 4-H Week Washington County youth are joining the more than 6 million 4-H members across the nation in celebration of National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7. “4-H’s learn by doing philosophy encourages youth to experiment, innovate, and think independently, said Liz Miller, University of Illinois Extension Program Coordinator. “4-H grows

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Nashville FFA Successful In Horse Judging Competitions

Nashville FFA Successful In Horse Judging Competitions By Alex Johannes Chapter Reporter FFA members recently participated in the Section 21 and District V Horse Judging Career Development Events. The Section competition was held at the King City Saddle Club in Mt. Vernon, on September 1, while the District competition was held at Southern Illinois University

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Nashville FFA Wins Tractor Driving CDE

Nashville FFA Wins Tractor Driving CDE By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nobody likes to show off their tractor driving skills more than FFA members! On September 14, members from the Nashville FFA Chapter did exactly that when they went to West Frankfort to participate in the Tractor Driving CDE. This contest consists of two components:

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Nashville FFA Hosts Kickoff Cookout

Nashville FFA Hosts Kickoff Cookout By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On August 28, Nashville FFA members gathered at the Nashville Memorial Park to kick off the new year! Everyone came together to meet and get to know other members while playing an assortment of small games such as football, wiffle ball, water balloon toss and

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4-H Award Winners Are Coming Soon

The Nashville News has received show award winners names as well as scores of photos from the U of I County Extension of those honored for their 4-H shows from this year. In the past, due to the volume of these photos, we have printed them piecemeal, a process that could stretch out for months.

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Glads, Iris and Drumsticks – Master Gardener Scoop, September 27, 2017

Glads, Iris and Drumsticks Master Gardener Scoop – September 27, 2017 By Leora McTall, Master Gardener Fall is in the air, and what do gardeners think of – Spring! Sounds a little mixed up, but actually gardeners are just planning ahead. Since spring blooming flowers require fall planting, now is the time to sharpen our

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