Agriculture

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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Luechtefeld To Speak At 90th Annual County Farm Bureau Dinner

The 90th annual meeting of the Washington County Farm Bureau will be held later this month, on Wednesday, January 18, and the farm bureau audience will have a long-time luminary of Washington, State Senator Dave Luechtefeld as the evening’s keynote speaker. The meeting will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Lively Grove. The evening

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The MonarchMaster Gardener Scoop – January 4, 2017

By Martha Ann Lamczyk, Master Gardener  I do not know the purpose of the monarch or why and how these incidents happened to us at our homestead in the late summer of 2015, but I do know that every choice we make affects the environment in either a positive or a negative way. Today, the

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Launius Named “Outstanding Member Of The Year” By St. Louis AgriBusiness Club

St. Louis Agribusiness Club Outstanding Member of the Year Steve Launius, RIGHT, shown with Bert Vescolani, Agribusiness Leader of the Year, Richard Norris, Club President. The St. Louis AgriBusiness Club named club member, grain farmer, and Washington County Illinois Farm Bureau Board member, Steve Launius, as their 2016 Outstanding Member of the Year.   Steve

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Kirchner Family Donation To Nashville FFA Helps Make Greenhouse Dreams A Reality

The Nashville FFA Officer team and the Kirchner family representatives were on hand for the presentation of the donation. FRONT ROW, Alex Johannes, Sarah Kozuszek, Riley Bergmann, Callie McClay, Austin Schorfheide, David Kirchner, Andy Kirchner, John Kwaitkowski, Brendon Schettler, Emily Stern, Chloe Pelka, and Julie Bond-Ledford BACK ROW, Jordan Woods, Andrew Brown, Meghan Felts, Joe

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