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Farmer's Institute Booklets Now Available
August 28, 2017
The 2017 program booklets for the Montgomery County Farmer’s Institute and Household Science Section are now available. The booklets have been distributed to local Montgomery County businesses. The booklets are also available at the University of Illinois Extension office in Hillsboro, where the program will be held.
Entries for the Farmer’s Institute will be accepted on Friday, September 8 from 4-6 p.m., and again on Saturday, September 9 from 8-10 a.m. After entries are in place, they will be judged, and may then be viewed by the public at no charge. Participants should pick up their prizes and entries beginning at 2 p.m. and no later than 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the Extension office. Donuts, BBQ, hot dogs, chips, cookies, soda, coffee, and water will be available and proceeds will benefit the Montgomery County Farmers Institute.
Everyone that is a resident within Montgomery County is eligible to have entries in Classes/Categories such as: Ag Sciences: (Corn, Popcorn, Soybeans, Hay, and Sunflower head), Fruits and Vegetables: (Potatoes, Onions, Turnips, Carrots, Beets, Okra, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Cabbage, Peppers, Egg Plant, Cucumber, Zucchini, Cantaloupes, Gourds, Pumpkin, Apples, Pears, Watermelon, and Squash), Flowers & Plants: (Coxcombs, Marigolds, Mums, Roses, Dahlias, Gladiolas, Zinnias, Petunias, and Houseplants), Canned Goods & Misc.: (Eggs and Canned Vegetables, Fruit, Pickles, Jelly, Jams, Preserves, or Salsa), Fancywork & Sewing: (Crocheting, Embroidery, Quilts, Wall Hanging, Potholders, Cross Stitching, Pillow, Knitting, Purse, Machine Embroidery, and Loom Weaving), Culinary: (Bread, Rolls, Cake, Cookies, Fudge, Pie Crust, and Biscuits). Youth are invited to make entries in such classes as woodworking, photography, science projects, sewing, horticulture, cooking, nature displays, art projects, cursive handwriting, hand-drawn maps of Illinois, as well as small engines. Please refer to the 2017 Montgomery County Farmer’s Institute and Household Science Section booklet for rules and more detailed information on Classes/Categories listed above.
If you’d like more information, contact the Montgomery County Extension office at (217)532-3941 or contact Kevin Leitheiser at (217)532-2126. Visit our website http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.
Local Contact: Andrew Holsinger, Extension Educator, Horticulture, email@example.com