Agriculture

Open Your Home To An Exchange Student, Open Your Lives To The World!

Host Families Sought For Japanese And Korean Exchange Students Experience the richness of the world, without even leaving home! This summer, Illinois needs host families for 55 Japanese and seven Korean exchange students. Students range from 12 to 17 years of age and are matched to a youth in your home by gender, age and

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The Lovely Peony

“Bowl of Beauty” (Hoogendorn, 1949) peony has been growing and blooming at the Missouri Botanical Garden for several years. Pink outer petals surround a creamy, fluffy center. Master Gardener Scoop – April 11, 2018 By Leora McTall, Master Gardener For a short time during a National Iris Convention in Salem, Ore., the lovely peony took

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Three NCHS FFA Members Win State Proficiency Awards

By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter The Nashville Community High School FFA Chapter recently returned from their state proficiency contest, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on March 24. Nine members of the chapter competed at the state level competition (Look HERE For More), and three members, Austin Schorfheide, Zach Williamson and Cole Herrmann,

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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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