Agriculture

Dealing With Sapsucker Damage To Your Trees

Dealing With Sapsucker Damage To Your Trees Master Gardener Scoop – January 10, 2018 Will Summers, Master Gardener Some birds that gather around my birdfeeders this year are woodpeckers. Some woodpeckers, known as “Sapsuckers” because they feed on tree sap are migrating through our area. I was recently disappointed to find that one of my

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Propagating Geraniums Using Stem Cuttings

Propagating Geraniums Using Stem Cuttings Master Gardener Scoop – January 10, 2018 By Jeanette M. Endres, Master Gardener Christmas poinsettias and cacti are still blooming but it is time to think of spring and propagating flowers for the spring master gardener plant swap. I brought two large geranium plants in the house to overwinter in

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Barn Quilt 4-H Club Welcomes New Members

Barn Quilt 4-H Club Welcomes New Members U of I Extension News – January 10, 2018 Washington County 4-H Barn Quilt Club kicking off their 2018 year. This fun, artistic group is open to youth ages 8 to 18 as of September 1. They gather to create their works of art on Monday evenings from

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Nashville FFA Excels At District V Job Interview

Nashville FFA Excels At District V Job Interview By Alex Johannes Chapter Reporter On November 9, members of the Nashville FFA Chapter attended the District V Job Interview Career Development Event held at the SIU College of Agriculture Sciences. This contest is designed to help members enhance their interviewing skills for obtaining agriculture jobs in

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Nashville FFA Member Finalist In Delo Tractor Restoration Contest

Nashville FFA Member Finalist In Delo Tractor Restoration Contest By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nashville FFA Chapter member, Andrew Brown was recently recognized on the national level as a finalist in the Delo Tractor Restoration Contest. There were many components in the competition, in addition to restoring a tractor. For the competition, Andrew purchased an

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The Washington County Barn Quilt Trail

The Washington County Barn Quilt Trail The Washington County 4H Barn Quilt SPIN Club was formed in 2016 with the intention of designing, painting and installing barn quilts throughout Washington County. The first Barn Quilt was installed on the Charlie Meier farm in Okawville in June, 2016. The 4H Club members involved in that barn

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Washington County Farm Bureau Wins Illinois Farm Bureau’s President’s Award

Washington County Farm Bureau Wins Illinois Farm Bureau’s President’s Award The Washington County Farm Bureau (CFB) was one of only five county Farm Bureaus to receive the Illinois Farm Bureau’s top honor, the “President’s Award”, at the 103rd annual meeting of the state’s largest general farm organization. As part of its annual meeting held in

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Nashville FFA Chapter Receives Three Star National Chapter Award

Nashville FFA Chapter Receives Three Star National Chapter Award By Alex Johannes Chapter Reporter The National FFA Organization recently recognized the Nashville FFA Chapter as a three-star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. A three-star winner indicates that the Nashville FFA Chapter is within the top third of all FFA chapters in the

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Christmas Cacti: A Beautiful Winter Plant To Enjoy!

By Majo Bates Master Gardener I Love Christmas Cacti, as it is commonly called. (Botanically known as Schlumbergera or Zygocactus, according to Wikipedia). I have a beautiful one in bloom as I write this article. Christmas Cacti require a bit of understanding!  Kinda like “what makes them tick” and even though I do not say I am an

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Washington County Extension News December 13, 2017

Become A Youth Leader Washington County 4-H is seeking youth in the seventh grade and older to join a teen leader group.  Previous 4-H membership is not required. This will be a great opportunity for young people to step up their leadership skills.  It will also build new skills and provide opportunities that teens can

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