Agriculture

Nashville FFA Places Big In District Public Speaking

Public Speaking competitors Austin Schorfheide and Aden Hill. Schorfheide will head to state contest on June 12 By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter FFA Public Speakers recently won many honors while competing at the District V Public Speaking Contest at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The contest has four categories which speakers can compete in: Varsity Prepared,

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Why We See Flowers Have Color

Yellow colors and nectar attract bees to fertilize squash. Master Gardener Scoop – May 23, 2018 Will Summers, Master Gardener This time of year we are beginning to see that arrival of brightly colored flowers and few of us may wonder about the significance of this process. Our ability to see flower color is no

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Nashville Horticulture Team Advances To National Competition

NCHS FFA Members who participated in state-level horticulture competition were, FROM LEFT, Holli Fullerton, Riley Bergmann, Austin Schorfheide, Tabor Kozuszek and Alex Johannes. Next Stop for the NCHS FFA Horticulture Team, National Competition By Alex Johannes Chapter Reporter The Nashville FFA Horticulture team recently brought home the state title at the State Horticulture CDE held

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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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