Agriculture

FFA Week On Track

    As part of FFA Week 2017, Monday, February 20-Friday, February 24, Thursday was tractor day! NCHS FFA students came to school in 16 tractors, including this Case Quadtrac driven in by Alec Barnett. Awards were given out amongst the tractor driving students, including, Newest Tractor: Brayden Schnitker; Oldest Tractor: Ryan Restoff; and Cleanest Tractor:

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Watch Out For That Tree! – Master Gardener Scoop, March 1, 2017

By Linda Summers, Master Gardener     I never thought too much about what trees might be considered hazardous until last spring.  A silver maple bordering our driveway had lost a few limbs already.  However, a strong wind tore a large branch off of the tree and carried it into the side of our car.  The

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Winter Tree Identification Workshop Recently Held For Area Residents –– U of I Extension News, March 1, 2017

Winter Tree Identification Workshop Chris Evans, Research Forester for University of Illinois Extension recently presented a workshop on Winter Tree Identification.  The workshop had over 30 participants from Bond, Clinton, Marion, Jefferson and Washington Counties. The cool temperatures and intermittent rain did not deter them from learning in an outdoor classroom. The class was held

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On-the-Road Seminar – Motor Vehicle Regulations For Illinois Farmers

Trucking regulations are complicated, and farm exemptions compound that complexity.  Seems everyone has a different answer to your question.  Come join us at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Kaskaskia College’s Agricultural Building, 27210 College Road, Centralia, IL to sort truth from conjecture and fact from rumor. We’re hosting this two-hour seminar that

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March 17 Deadline For AFA Leadership Conference And $3,200 Scholarship

Since 1996, AFA’s partnerships have awarded more than $9 million in academic scholarships, and provided leader training to 13,000 students and young professionals. In Washington County alone, 17 students have received $54,400 in scholarships during the 14-year community partnership with AFA. Eligibility requirements for the Washington County Community Scholarship include any high school seniors enrolling

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Section 22 FFA Proficiency Awards

By Section 22 FFA Reporter Mallory Unverfehrt FFA members take their projects to the next level. On February 1st the Section 22 FFA members turned in their SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience)’s record books to be judged by the Section 22 FFA Ag Teachers. Books were judged on ability to keep records, jobs and responsibilities, scope

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U of I Extension News – February 22, 2017

4-H Barn Quilts Club The 4-H Barn Quilts Special Interest (SPIN) Club will be kicking off the Spring season soon. The second year of this exciting club will continue the project they began last year with beautiful barn quilts to be displayed across Washington County. Youth learn to construct the frame, prime the wood, visual

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