County 4-H Day is the first big event of the 4-H year. The annual event, held in February, is an opportunity for 4-H members to showcase a talent, hone public speaking skills, meet other 4-H members and learn more about their projects. This year, 4-H Day will be held Feb. 13 at Winfield Middle School. Members are busy putting the finishing touches on their presentations.
Seed catalogs can give you new ideas, but not everything you see in the seed catalogs will grow in our climate. K-State Research and Extension has a listing of perennial and annual flowers that have been tested by K-State for the prairie climate.
PrairieLand Partners’ Managing by Values Team challenged all PrairieLand Partners stores to develop a unique way to give back to their communities.
The Cowley County Conservation District will hold its 69th annual meeting Feb. 11 at Baden Square, 700 Gary Street, Winfield, KS 67156. Registration begins at 6 p.m. The meal will be served at 6:30.
Delegates and members from Cowley County were among more than 850 who attended Kansas Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting Dec. 7-8 in Manhattan. From left are: Brandon Gatton, Jo Lynne Brothers, Bradley Bryant, Megan Pringle, Sarah Bryant, Denise Middleton and Alexis Goyer. Delegate members wrapped up important business for their farm organization after debating and adopting policy statements for 2016. These policies are the roadmap for the organization during the upcoming legislative session. (Special to the Courier)
K-State Research and Extension will host a K-State leasing workshop Feb. 10 at the Winfield Community Center, Baden Square, 700 Gary St.
On Jan. 13, the Udall FFA members traveled to Buhler to compete in the South Central District Public Speaking Career Development Event. The team placed first in the South Central District Public Speaking Contest.
Gardening calendars are one of the essential gardening tools for every gardener. My first news column of each month will be dedicated to the monthly gardening calendar. These month-by-month tips will provide you with a list of the most appropriate tasks, maintenance and projects that should be completed in your gardens, yards and flower beds. The information should be useful for both beginners and experienced gardeners.
Typically, in February, I write about the four “Hes”: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. One “H” is discussed each week, sharing what each “H” of the 4-H clover represents and how those are used to teach lifeskills to youth.
Have you ever thought of planting a woodlot, habitat for wildlife, Christmas trees or a tree windbreak?