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Agriculture

  • Not all firewood is created equal

    Fires in the fireplace or outside in the fire pit are intrinsically connected to our visions of nestling in for a long comfy winter. Let the winter bring its ice and snow if it wants. Inside, we have a fire to snuggle up to.

  • 2018 Kentucky Produce Conference

    The 2018 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 8 until 5 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

        Preconference evening activities Jan. 7 will include vegetable, tree fruit and small fruit roundtable discussions.

  • Farm Calendar - December 13, 2017

     Beef quality and care assurance training

    BQCA (formerly known as BQA) training will take place at the LaRue County Extension office at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 14 and again at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 15. This new program will be a combination of the Beef Quality Assurance program and the Cattle Handling and Care Certification program. Recertification is required every 3 years. The $5 cost must be paid by check, NO CASH. 

  • Preventing Calf Scours

    “Neonatal” calf diarrhea is defined as scours when it occurs within the first three weeks of a calf’s life. Bacteria, viruses and parasites can attack the lining of the calf’s intestine and cause diarrhea. The decrease in absorption of essential nutrients from milk leads to weight loss and dehydration. If the disease level is severe, calves often die, but even calves that survive will perform poorly for the remainder of their lives when compared to healthy calves.

  • Farm Calendar - December 6, 2017

    Producer Best Practice Training

    There will be a Producer Best Practice Training at 2:30 p.m on December 6 at the LaRue County Extension Office. This training will replace the former GAP training for vegetable producers and is required if you wish to hand out samples of your produce at the Farmers Market or roadside stands. The training will last around 2 hours. There will be another training opportunity in January.

    Beef quality and care assurance training

  • Early detection is key to control Johne’s disease
  • Farm calendar - November 29, 2017

    Producer Best Practice Training

    There will be a Producer Best Practice Training at 2:30 p.m on December 6 at the LaRue County Extension Office. This training will replace the former GAP training for vegetable producers and is required if you wish to hand out samples of your produce at the Farmers Market or roadside stands. The training should last around 2 hours. There will be another training opportunity in January.

    Beef quality and care assurance training

  • Possible causes of yellowing alfalfa

    Several LaRue County hay producers have had concerns over alfalfa fields that currently exhibit yellowing of foliage. There are several possible causes for such symptoms.

  • LaRue County Cattleman’s Association meeting
  • Farm calendar - November 22, 2017

    Extension Office Holiday Hours

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Producer Best Practice Training