Agriculture

4-H Members Fighting Hunger

4-H Members Fighting Hunger 4-H members from Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington counties will gather on February 10 for Illini Fighting Hunger. Illini Fighting Hunger is a meal packaging program that allows 4-H members and their families to help provide meals to their local food pantries. This is the third year in a row

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FFA Alumni Hold Annual Porksteak Dinner

The pork steak dinner was put on by the NCHS FFA Alumni on Saturday, January 27, with Dylan Wisely and Chris Stern flipping the steaks, ABOVE, the last batch towards 1,000 total that were cooked. Also assisting on the grill were Clark Wisely, Dan Whitener, Zach Kabat, Kevin Setzekorn and Tiffany Wisely. Indoors, things were

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Nashville FFA Wins 1st And 3rd Place At Farm Bureau Quizbowl

Nashville Team One members were, FROM LEFT, Alex Johannes, Callie McClay, Austin Schorfheide, Zach Williamson and Riley Bergmann. Nashville FFA Wins 1st And 3rd Place At Farm Bureau Quizbowl By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On December 14, 2017, four FFA Chapters participated in the fourth annual “FFA Quiz Bowl” hosted at NCHS and sponsored by

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Farm Bureau Holds 91st Annual Meeting

Farm Bureau Holds 91st Annual Meeting By Alex Johannes The Washington County Farm Bureau (CFB) held their annual meeting on the evening of January 18 at the Community Club Building in Okawville. 211 guests were in attendance at the 91st Washington County Farm Bureau Meeting. During the business meeting, President Gale Koelling recognized Alfred Meyer

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NCHS FFA Alumni Pork Steak Dinner Coming Up January 27

NCHS FFA Alumni Pork Steak Dinner Coming Up January 27 The Nashville FFA Alumni are hosting their annual fundraiser for the FFA Chapter, the always-delicious pork steak dinner. The event is coming up on Saturday, January 27, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., and will be held in the NCHS Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 a person,

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91st Annual Washington County Farm Bureau Meeting To Be Held January 18

91st Annual Washington County Farm Bureau Meeting To Be Held January 18 The Washington County Farm Bureau will be hosting their 91st Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 18, at the Okawville Community Club Building. The evening begins with a meal at 6:30 P.M., followed by a brief business meeting and keynote speaker. Following the business

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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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