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Farm Calendar - April 3, 2013

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 Beef Producers meet

The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. April 9 at the LaRue County Extension office. Mike Keller, DVM will discuss cow/calf health issues and answer questions from the audience. A meal will be served. All interested producers are invited.

 

Thistle spraying

Kentucky Department of Agriculture personnel will be in LaRue County on April 10 to spray demonstration plots (grass pasture fields) for thistle control. Up to seven farmers may participate. The state will provide a sprayer and chemical to spray 10 acres for free (farmer must provide tractor and driver) and 10 more acres if the farmer has purchased additional 2,4-D. Call the LaRue County Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information, or to make a request for spraying thistles. 

 

Vegetable Gardening 101

A beginner’s gardening class will be 6 p.m. April 16 at Hardin County Extension Service, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. Horticulture Agent Amy Aldenderfer will discuss gardening in containers, square foot gardening and how to plan a garden for yourself and your family. Class is $5 and payment is required two weeks prior to class. Registration is on a first-pay basis.

 

Farmers market

The LaRue County Farmers Market will open May 4 at the LaRue County Extension office on Old E’town Road.

 

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 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.

For more information, visit www.fsa.usda.gov or call 765-2702.