Agriculture

Section 22 Parliamentary Procedure CDE

By Section 22 FFA Reporter, Mallory Unverfehrt     Robert’s Rule of Order were performed at the Section 22 FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE (Career Development Event) on January 11th at Kaskaskia College in Centralia. Section 22 was represented by Marissa, New Athens, Okawville, Valmeyer, and Waterloo FFA Chapters. This CDE is competed in with teams of

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Section 22 FFA Members Recommended For State Degrees

By Section 22 FFA Reporter, Mallory Unverfehrt Section 22 FFA has recommended 23 FFA members for their State Degrees after applications were sent in and interviews were complete on February 8 at Waterloo Community High School. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree offered by the State of Illinois, it is second overall only

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Master Gardener Scoop: February 15, 2017

How Accurate Are Gardening Myths? By Will Summers and Linda Summers, Master Gardeners In February gardeners look forward to the next gardening season.  Take a time-out to reflect on some concepts, and perhaps misconceptions, of gardening.  Many of these relate to planting trees and shrubs but may also pertain to all gardening.  Trees and shrubs are likely the

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Washington County News Column: February 15, 2017

4-H Shooting Sports Organizing For Spring New Pistol Club Added 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.  Space is going to be limited to just five participants at this time. 

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Washington County News Column: February 8,2017

Webinar: Infrastructure For Economic Development: Investing In Building Energy Savings University of Illinois Extension’s Community and Economic Development team will host a free webinar, Infrastructure for Economic Development: Investing in Building Energy Savings, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from Noon to 1PM, Central Time. The webinar, the first in Local Government Education’s spring series on

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Rep. Meier Appointed Spokesman For Ag And Conservation Committee

Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) was recently chosen by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to serve as Republican Spokesman for the Agriculture and Conservation Committee. The Spokesman role serves as the top spot for a republican member serving on the important house committee. Rep. Meier replaced retired State Representative Don Moffitt who was appointed

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Washington County News Column: February 8, 2017

Simply The Best Teen Leader Training Begins This Week Simply the Best 2017 will be held on March 11 from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Nashville Middle School.  The program is open to Washington County 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and promotes personal development and positive self-esteem.  The theme for this year is “A Better World

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Master Gardener Scoop February 8, 2017: Fungi

By Felicity Rixmann, Master Gardener I know nothing about fungus, but last year I had some really beautiful fungi growing in my yard on some logs and in the grass by the low retaining wall of a raised bed.  I went on-line to try to identify them – I didn’t succeed!  My fault I am

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Washington County News Column February 1

Meeting Notice: Extension Advisory Council The next regular meeting of Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties Extension Advisory Council will be February 13 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Clinton County, which is located at 1163 North 4th Street in Breese. Agenda items will include

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Master Gardener Scoop: Don’t Stub That Tree

By Linda Summers, Master Gardener Driving home from Centralia this week, I noticed the shape of different kinds of trees and how their plant location determines whether they will be allowed to grow and develop into their natural form.  In many instances, the tree was a great lesson in how not to prune or where

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