Agriculture

Many Options Available For Local Youth To Take Part In 4-H

Many Options Available For Local Youth To Take Part In 4-H One out of every seven adults in the U.S. is a former 4-H member. Washington County 4-H Clubs are accepting new members this month to grow that number even higher. 4-H youth development programs provide hands-on learning activities for youth in Illinois and throughout

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U Of I Extension Advisory Council Meeting November 13

U Of I Extension Advisory Council Meeting November 13 The next regular Advisory Council Meeting for University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties will be on November 13 at 7 p.m. at Kaskaskia College in the Wedekemper Board Room. The meeting agenda will include the introduction of new staff and

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Nashville FFA Officers And Greenhands Attend Conferences At SIU

Nashville FFA Officers And Greenhands Attend Conferences At SIU By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter The Nashville FFA Chapter officers and greenhands attended the District V Chapter Officer Leadership Training held at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The event was hosted by Collegiate FFA, a student organization at SIU. Opening ceremonies were

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Canada Geese Give Hunters The Slip By Hiding Out In Chicago

Canada Geese Give Hunters The Slip By Hiding Out In Chicago It’s open season for Canada geese in Illinois from mid-October to mid-January. Unfortunately for hunters, Canada geese are finding a new way to stay out of the line of fire. Rather than being “sitting ducks” in a rural pond, they’re setting up residence in

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Nashville FFA Earns 4th Place At Soil Judging

Nashville FFA Earns 4th Place At Soil Judging By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On Wednesday, October 4, six members of the Nashville FFA Chapter participated in the Section 21 Soil Judging contest hosted by Kaskaskia College. The Soil Judging Career Development Event is designed for students enrolled in Agricultural Science or Agricultural Resource Management classes.

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Fall Is Chestnut Time – Master Gardener Scoop, October 11, 2017

Fall Is Chestnut Time – Master Gardener Scoop, October 11, 2017 By Linda Summers, Master Gardener Over the past week and a half, our Chinese chestnut trees have been dropping their chestnuts. Every morning, my husband searches the ground for chestnuts, hoping to collect them before the squirrels do! The Chinese chestnut, or Castanea mollissima,

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