Cole Herrmann, ABOVE, and Mason Niedbalski, BELOW, shown with NCHS FFA Advisor Julie Bond-Ledford, both received FFA State Proficiency Awards. By Alex Johannes, NCHS FFA Chapter Reporter Herrmann Cole Herrmann won the State Proficiency Award in Specialty Crop Production from his record books on the 9,000 mums he and his family grow at Country Kids
Back To Basics: Growing And Cooking Greens Growing Greens in the garden go way beyond spinach and kale. Get the most nutrition out of your garden by incorporating several varieties of greens in your planting. University of Illinois Extension will present a program all about ‘greens.’ We will define what makes a green a green.
The Washington County Farm Bureau Young Leader and Women’s Committees are offering free inspections of fire extinguishers and reduced/subsidized fees to have them recharged and/or replaced as required. We are partnering with Albers Fire Protection Equipment (from Beckemeyer) for an on-site event at the Farm Bureau office in Nashville from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, March
I wandered lonely as a Cloud That floats on high o’er Vales and Hills, When all at once I saw a crowd A host of dancing Daffodils; Along the Lake, beneath the trees, Ten thousand dancing in the breeze. The waves beside them danced, but they Outdid the sparkling waves in glee: – A poet
4-H Pistol Club Welcomes New Members Washington County 4-H has added a Pistol Club to their Shooting Sports program for the 2017 season. To participate in the Pistol Shooting Sports Club, youth must be age 12 or older. Cost will be approximately $13 per child, per session. This will cover range feeds, targets and ammo.
By Mallory Unverfehrt, Section 22 FFA Reporter Extemporaneous, Prepared, and Creed speaking were performed on February 15 at Marissa High School for the Section 22 Public Speaking CDE (Career Development Event). There were 40 students and ten schools in attendance. Extemporaneous public speaking consisted of competitors randomly drawing three topics and selecting one to
By Mallory Unverfehrt, Section 22 FFA Reporter What do you look forward to for this year’s state convention? Section 22 FFA has many things to look forward to at this year’s state convention! Section 22 will have members receiving state degrees, heritage and coop awards, and compete in State Final CDE’s (Career Development Events).
By Will Summers, Master Gardener The month of March begins many Southern Illinois gardener’s year. We already see forsythia, daffodils and flowering quince in bloom and spring will be in full-swing in the coming weeks. It is well-known the month is named for the Roman god of war. For those interested, March was the
Community Garden Talk March 24 Participating in a community garden can reward you with many benefits. The benefits include eating more healthy locally grown produce, engaging in physical activity, skill building, beautification, socialization and more. Community Gardens come in all shapes and forms. Some gardens are GIFT Gardens (Growing Illinois Food Together), and the produce
Speakers were, FROM LEFT, Cassie Fullerton, Austin Schorfheide, Cole Herrmann, Aden Hill, Callie McClay, and Chloe Pelka. By Alex Johannes, NCHS FFA Chapter Reporter FFA Public Speakers recently won many honors while competing at the Section 21 Public Speaking Contest at Kaskaskia College. The contest has five categories in which speakers can compete: Varsity Prepared,