U of I Extension News ~ August 30, 2017 Many area residents are starting a new adventure by becoming a University of Illinois Master Naturalist this fall. The program runs on Fridays for ten weeks which begins on September 8. Enrolling in this program is a commitment not everyone is able to make. Illinois Extension
Master Gardener Scoop – August 30, 2017 By Jeanette M. Endres Master Gardener Do you think that your garden is over because the summer is sliding into fall? Think again! Cabbage is a fine fall friend to plant in your garden now. Do not delay since frost can be only six to eight weeks away.
The 4-H Pistol Club has openings for new members for this fall. The club meets at the Highland Pistol & Rifle Club on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The group is open to youth ages 12 and older, and will cost $13 per session. Previous 4-H membership is not required, new members
U Of I Extension Sponsoring KY Day Trip Sept. 27 There will be a day trip to Kentucky on September 27, sponsored by the Washington County Extension Center. The day’s trip will include stops at the National Quilt Museum, the chocolate factory, and Patty’s 1880s Settlement. The cost is $83, which is all-inclusive. The deadline
As the 4-H year is underway, you might find yourself wanting more opportunities outside of the regular routine of your local 4-H club. The perfect chance awaits you. Youth who are 8th grade or older and who are enrolled in a local 4-H club have the opportunity to join the Washington County 4-H Federation. If
Dwight Shubert emailed us this past week with information on the Classic Photo from the August 2 edition of the Nashville News. The young lady on the left is 4-H member Janet Brinkman of the New Minden Livewires 4-H club and the man is leader Dwight Shubert of the Okawville Busy Bees 4-H club. This
Leonard Haertling. The Nashville Farmers Market, sponsored by The Nashville Chamber of Commerce, is open in front of the courthouse, along IL-15, every Thursday morning and Monday afternoon. There’s plenty of great produce for sale, including the items from: Mike Simonton, Paul Stegman, Leonard Haertling, and Josh Cowley. The market is open: • from 7
By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nashville FFA chapter members, Alex Johannes and Madison Schuette attended the annual Agricultural Communications Summit at the Wyndam Hotel on June 12, 2017. This summit is an activity of the Illinois Association FFA and made possible by GROWMARK, Inc. Invited were FFA members from across the state of Illinois, as
University of Illinois Extension will have their Advisory Council meeting on August 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Kaskaskia College. This meeting is the regular August council meeting. For more information, call your local University of Illinois Extension Office.
The Mobile Market will provide free produce, dairy and other perishable food items for local residents on August 15 at 10 a.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds Commercial Building in Nashville. There is no income verification to receive items. Participants are asked to bring their own bags and/or boxes to carry their food items home.