Agriculture

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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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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