• AGstravaganza features livestock shows

    The agricultural portion of the LaRue County Fair is July 29 through Aug. 1, and it continues to feature livestock shows.

    Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee and some do not.

  • AGstravaganza schedule

    AGstravaganza schedule

    Wednesday, July 29

    (FREE Gate Admission)

    10 a.m. : 4-H and FFA Exhibits

    Agriculture Display Judging

    Open Crops Exhibits


    Thursday, July 30

    (FREE Gate Admission / $5 per person Admission for Tractor Pull)

    10 a.m.: Open Breeding Sheep Show

    4-H and FFA Sheep Show

    Open Market Lamb Show

    3 p.m.: Weigh in for Goat Show

    3:45 p.m.: Boer Goat and Dairy Goat Shows

    4-H and FFA Market Goat Show

  • 4-H Communications Day winners
  • Myers discusses worm control in beef cattle
  • Quarles: Ag commissioner’s role is liaison for rural Ky.



    Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner hopeful Ryan Quarles made a visit to Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg on Friday to speak with representatives from Appalachian Roots, share his plans if he is elected in November, and perhaps most importantly, hear ideas about ways to improve farming in Eastern Kentucky.

    Todd Howard and Kathy Curtis opened the discussion with an explanation of Appalachian Roots’ goals: employing agriculture as a means to boost the economy and the health of the region.

  • Farm Calendar - July 22, 2015

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays now through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Split Fair

  • 4-H Calendar - July 22, 2015

    LC 4-H Council

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., July 27, at the Extension Office.

    4-H project entry for fair exhibits

    4-H Project entry day for county fair exhibits will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 29, at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • It's County Fair Time, crop exhibits

    The agricultural portion of the 2015 LaRue County Fair is July 29 to August 1. County residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 108th LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo.

    Entries for the Agricultural displays will be taken from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 29. This year there is a youth division for ages 16 and younger. There are 18 vegetable classes, 10 canning classes, and a Garden Display class for youth. 4-H entries are all in another division.

  • Crop progress report

    Kentucky experienced near normal temperatures and well above normal rainfall over the past week.

    Precipitation for the week totaled 2.45 inches, 1.63 inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 76 degrees for the week, which was near normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 55 percent adequate and 43 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 3 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 30 percent surplus.

  • Biomass Crop Assistance Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications from foresters and farmers seeking financial assistance to harvest and deliver biomass to generate clean energy.