White County 4-H News - May/June 2016 issue is now available for your viewing.
We often take for granted the natural cycles of life that are taking place around us every day. Processes such as the nitrogen cycle, photosynthesis and the water cycle are all fascinating and essential parts of life. One naturally occurring cycle that is often overlooked, but no less important, is the process of decomposition, which returns valuable organic material back to the earth for plant use. Controlling the decomposition process for our own benefit is known as composting, and it can be a
"Grandma's recipes" for home cleaning have been a part of household lore for years. Lately, these recipes have been promoted as a "safer" alternative to commercially formulated cleaning products. While we may feel comfortable using these ingredients in cleaning applications, perhaps because some are edible, there are important facts about these recipes to consider. Ignoring these considerations may mean missing some safety assurances, spending more, getting less performance, and even losing the
After a cool, wet start to April it seems that temperatures are finally getting warm enough to dry out the soil. Assuming we can avoid, or at least "weather the storm," of some forecasted precipitation, it seems that air and soil temperatures will be conducive to planting in the coming weeks.
Have you ever thought about where your money really goes? Do you ever buy an item just because it's on sale? Even if you really didn't need it? Or do you only purchase what you need when you need it?
Information about upcoming Livestock 4-H Shows and Open Shows
4HOnline Animal ID Instructions and Deadlines, Swine DNA Collection Instructions, Animal Lease Agreements, PQA information, State Fair Information, Premise ID information