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Private pesticide applicator training 

The LaRue County Extension office will conduct private pesticide applicator trainings at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9; 10 a.m. Jan. 10; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 24; and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. The office is located at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The two hour training (need to attend only one session) is for farmers whose certification to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides has expired, and for new producers who need the certification but have not been trained.  The training session will qualify attendees as a certified private pesticide applicator until Dec. 31, 2017. Call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 for more information. 


Beef cattle meeting

The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Various items of Association business will be discussed. A meal will be served. All interested producers are invited. For more information, contact the Extension office at 270-358-3401.


Beginning Cheese Making

A “Beginning Cheese Making” class, part of the Gardner’s Toolbox Series, will be held 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at Hardin County Extension Service, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. Try your hand at making mozzarella from whole milk. Class size limited; cost is $5. For more information, call 270-765-4121.


Community Farm Alliance

Community Farm Alliance annual meeting is 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm. Registration is $35. Breakfast and lunch served; silent auction. Register at www.communityfarmalliance.org.


No-till drills

The LaRue County Conservation District has three no-till drills available for rent. For more information, call 270-358-3132. The office is located in the LaRue County Farm Bureau Building, 606 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville.


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.