Agriculture

U Of I Extension Center News – December 6, 2017

U Of I Extension Center News – December 6, 2017 Beef Quality Assurance Training In Mt. Vernon Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a national program designed by cattlemen and cattlewomen, delivered by cattlemen and cattlewomen, for cattlemen and cattlewomen. BQA equips producers with production strategies and general skills to maintain animal care and performance to

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The American Sycamore: A Ghost of a Tree

The American Sycamore: A Ghost of a Tree Master Gardener Scoop – December 6, 2017 By Linda Summers, Master Gardener One of the easiest trees to identify during the fall and winter months when most trees have lost their leaves is the American Sycamore, or Platanus occidentalis. It has also been called the American Planetree,

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FFA Chapters Visit Gateway FS Facility

FFA Chapters Visit Gateway FS Facility Gateway FS recently hosted a tour for all of the FFA chapters in Clinton, Jefferson, and Washington Counties. The Nashville, Okawville, and Waltonville Highschool FFAs were able to attend the tour at the Nashville Warehouse. Students were able to tour the seed, and chemical shed. Students met with multiple

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12 Christmas Tree Fun Facts

12 Christmas Tree Fun Facts U Of I Extension News – November 29, 2017 Ron Wolford, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, shares these Christmas tree facts that are sure to spruce up your yuletide knowledge. 1. Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states as well as Canada. 2. The average growing time for

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Digging, Lifting And Storing Tender Bulbs

Digging, Lifting And Storing Tender Bulbs Master Gardener Scoop – November 29, 2017 By Leora McTall Master Gardener During our warm October this year it was easy for gardeners to procrastinate – each day putting off the dreaded chores of digging, lifting and storing tender bulbs for winter. Now November is reminding us that winter

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NCHS FFA Places Second In Greenhand Quizbowl

NCHS FFA Places Second In Greenhand Quizbowl By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On October 18, freshman FFA members of the Nashville FFA Chapter participated in the annual Section 21 Greenhand Quizbowl held at Nashville Community High School. The teams were challenged with intense questions of the history of FFA, parliamentary procedure, historical figures in FFA,

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Asian Lady Bugs: Friend or Foe?

Asian Lady Bugs: Friend or Foe? Master Gardener Scoop – November 22, 2017 By Will Summers, Master Gardener Cool fall weather has arrived and with it so has the encroachment of lady bugs into our homes. Regrettably, these insects are not ordinary ladybugs but another insect, Asian beetles, Harmonia axyridis, released by the US Department

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U of I Extension News – November 22, 2017

U of I Extension News – November 22, 2017 Dare To Lead: 2018 Teen Leadership Conference Build Your Skills And Have A Great Time! DARE to build upon your leadership skills. If you want to hang out with other teens while you learn to be a better leader, this conference is for you. This year’s

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Nashville FFA Wins At Job Interview CDEs

Nashville FFA Wins At Job Interview CDEs By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On October 18, members of the Nashville FFA Chapter attended the Section 21 Job Interview Career Development Event held at Nashville Community High School. This contest is designed to help members enhance their interviewing skills for obtaining agriculture jobs in the future. Members

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Fall Yard Work

Fall Yard Work Master Gardener Scoop, November 15, 2017 By Majo Bates, Master Gardener I love to work in my yard in the fall to get things cleaned up so things are ready for planting and grooming next spring. My husband and I try to do this together which makes things easier and it is

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