The Somonauk Agriculture Department is pleased to announce that we are the recipient of the $10,000 Monsanto Growing Rural Education Grant! The funds will be used to purchase Google Chrome Books and Science equipment for use in the classroom. Thank you everyone who nominated!!
Photo: Front, Left to Right: Dr. Green, Cordell Wiesbrook, Monsanto Representative, Stephen Riskedal, Ms. Saso
Back, Left To Right: Monsanto Representative, Mr. Snider, Melanie Bennett, Cody Wrobel, Ethan Plote, Glen Larson
Today the chapter got “pumped up”. The goal of today was to spray the field for Cucumber beetles. As part of this, we enlisted the help of the greenest member, the gator. First we headed out and weeded, and put the plants back into their rows. After that was done, we used the gator to spray the majority of the field. In the places where it couldn’t reach, we used the backpack sprayers to spray. The plants are getting big, and the bigger they are, the more area we need to cover. The chapter spent around 3 hours in total spraying in the field. Great work today!
**REMINDER, There is NO WORKDAY MONDAY, 8-6-12, due to the Officer Retreat!!**