Agriculture

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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Okawville FFA Chapter Receives Pioneer Grant

After learning of the Pioneer Grant from local pioneer local Pioneer Sales Professional Kristi Droste, the Okawville FFA Chapter took the initiative to fill out the grant for their greenhouse. This $1,000 grant will be used to help buy fertilizer and items needed for the newly built greenhouse. Pioneer also donated $1,000 to the Nashville

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MARKET REPORT – January 25, 2017

MARKET REPORT Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Soybeans, yellow, per bu. $10.21 Soft wheat, per bu. 4.06 Corn, yellow, per bu. 3.53 Milo, per bu. 2.63 Retail Corn, per bu. 3.70 Soybean meal, per ton 385.00

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North American Native Butterfly Weed Named Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of YearMaster Gardener Scoop – January 25, 2017

North American Native Butterfly Weed Named Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of Year By Majo Bates Master Gardener Department of Crop Sciences: Urbana, IL “With all the ‘buzz’ about bees and butterflies, the Perennial Plant Association is celebrating a plant known for its ability to support birds and insects, including a beloved North American native butterfly.

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4-H Steer Weigh-In U of I Extension Center News – January 25, 2017

4-H Steer Weigh-In February 4 Washington County 4-H members will have weigh-in for steers and market heifers on February 4 at Nashville Animal Clinic, 1340 W. St. Louis Street in Nashville beginning at 8 a.m. All steers and market heifers that are to be shown in Washington County 4-H this year must be weighed-in on

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Nashville FFA Holds Donate For Donuts Contest

FROM LEFT, Johnna Bergmann, Mason Niedbalski, Andrew Bierman, Cody Keifer, Cade Krueger, Brendon Schettler, Joe Liggett, Derek Fullerton, Neil Kachuba, John Kwiatkowski, Bri Cobb, Abby Lowry, and Sarah Kozuszek. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Recently, the Nashville FFA Chapter hosted a school-wide campaign called Donate for Donuts which provides the people at the local Women’s

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Nashville FFA Competes At Farm Bureau Quizbowl

By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On December 8, four FFA Chapters participated in the 4th annual “FFA Quiz Bowl” hosted at NCHS and was sponsored by the Young Leader Committees from Perry and Washington County Farm Bureaus. Participating chapters included Nashville, Carlyle, Okawville, and Pinckneyville. Each chapter was invited to bring two or three teams

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AG MARKET REPORT – January 11, 2017

MARKET REPORT Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Soybeans, yellow, per bu. $10.01 Soft wheat, per bu. 3.99 Corn, yellow, per bu. 3.51 Milo, per bu. 2.57 Retail Corn, per bu. 3.61 Soybean meal, per ton 370.00

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Mobile Market In Nashville On January 17U of I County Extension News

Mobile Market In Nashville On January 17 The Mobile Market comes to Nashville the third Tuesday of each month through a partnership between 4-H Youth Hunger Ambassadors, St. Ann Catholic School, Nashville FFA and a grant from the Illinois 4-H Foundation. The Mobile Market will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds Commercial Building in Nashville

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