Farm Calendar - April 15, 2013

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Farmers market planning

A planning meeting for the 2013 LaRue County Farmers Market will be 5:30 p.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Past and potential vendors are encouraged to attend the meeting. A tentative opening date for the market has been set for May 3.


Bacon Creek Watershed Council to meet

The Bacon Creek Watershed Council will meet 6 p.m. (central time) April 22 at Bonnieville City Hall, 7775 N. Dixie Hwy., Bonnieville. The group will discuss the agricultural best management practices that have been installed in the watershed area and plan for the upcoming spring farm field day. For more information, contact Tessa Edelen at tessa@kwalliance.org or (502) 589-8008.


Master Gardener plant fair

The Master Gardener plant fair is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18 at the Hardin County Extension office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. For more information, call (270) 765-4121.


CRP sign-up

A four-week Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up begins May 20 and ends on June 14. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP.

In addition to erosion control, CRP provides significant water quality benefits including reduced nutrients and sediment loadings and adverse consequences associated with floods as well as expanded and enhanced wildlife habitat. For more information, visit www.fsa.usda.gov or call (270) 765-2702.


Dead animal pickup

For dead animal pickup, call Bluegrass Recycling at (888) 744-1186. The cost is $87.50 and the LaRue County Conservation District will reimburse the landowner with receipt. For more information, call the Conservation District office at (270) 358-3132.