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Agriculture

  • 2015 Master Cattlemen Program

    Beef producers in LaRue, Hardin, and Meade counties have the opportunity this fall to participate in the Heartland Master Cattlemen Program.  

    The Master Cattlemen Program consists of 10, four hour sessions focusing on beef production and the beef industry. These individual educational sessions cover 1) Management Skills, 2) Forages, 3) Nutrition, 4) Facilities and Animal Behavior, 5) Environmental Stewardship and Industry Awareness, 6) Genetics, 7) Reproduction, 8) Herd Health, 9) End Product and 10) Marketing and Profitability.

  • 4-H Forestry Field Day at Mammoth Cave
  • Southern States Local Annual Meeting Set

    Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Hardin Cooperative at the Hardin and Hodgenville Branches.

  • Grain Field Day and Grain Yield Contests

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 1 at Fresh Start Farms, operated by Ryan and Misty Bivens. The farm is located at 4109 Sonora Road (KY 84) in Hodgenville.

    We will look at Extension’s corn and soybean variety plots on the farm.  They include 25 Roundup Ready corn varieties that were planted on May 15 and 27 Roundup Ready Group IV soybean varieties, double cropped on June 25 after wheat.

  • Farm Calendar

    Grain Field Day

  • 4-H News - August 19
  • 4-H Calendar - August 19, 2015

    4-H Teen Leadership Academy

    Applications are due to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21 for teens wanting to be considered for the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy. The nine month leadership program is open to teens who are in grades 8 to 11. Only 5 people will be selected to participate from LaRue County.

    The program is a joint program with Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge and Grayson Counties. For more information, or an application, contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401. 

  • Local Small Ruminant Profit School

      A Small Ruminant Profit School for interested goat and sheep producers will be offered locally this fall and winter. The School is a five session class course spread over a six months period.  It is designed for beginning sheep and goat producers, but all producers are welcome.

  • 4-H Calendar - August 12, 2015

    4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on Wednesday, August 12 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. 

    4-H Teen Leadership Academy

    Applications are due to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21 for teens wanting to be considered for the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy. The nine month leadership program is open to teens who are in grades 8 to 11. Only 5 people will be selected to participate from LaRue County.

  • Soybean Promotion Board re-elects local farmer

    The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board, the entity responsible for investing Kentucky’s soybean checkoff funds, re-elected Keith Tapp of Sebree as its 2015-2016 Chairman during the Board’s recent summer meeting.