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Agriculture

  • Get the most from firewood investment

    Many LaRue County residents burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter. Others use it to supplement their heating sources. For many families that means purchasing wood. To gain the most from your investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood.

  • 4-H annual Awards Banquet Monday

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers will be recognized on Monday, December 5 at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet.  The Banquet will be held at the LaRue County Extension Office and will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    The meal is potluck with the 4-H Council providing the meat, drinks and paper products.  All 4-H members are welcome to attend, however invitations were mailed to those who will be receiving recognition during the banquet.  Please RSVP if you will be attending by calling 270-358-3401.

  • 4-H Calendar - November 30, 2016

    4-H Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  No dogs at this meeting.

    4-H Shooting Sports Club

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 at the New Haven Gun Club (weather permitting).

    Piggy bank contest deadline

  • Farm calendar - November 30, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will have their Annual Holiday Dinner at 6:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 13 at Arrowhead Archery and BBQ, 195 Lee Oak Dr., Hodgenville.  There is a $13 per person meal charge for individuals attending who are not members of the Association. Membership applications will be available at the door (pay dues, no meal charge). For more information, and for required reservations, contact the Extension Office, 270-358-3401.

  • 2016 County Soybean Variety Plot Results

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts corn and soybean variety trial plots in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain companies. The plots demonstrate how specific varieties can perform under local conditions for a given year.

    Both the corn and soybean plots were in cooperation with Caleb Ragland of Shady Rest Farms. This was our first year at the location and our yields for both plots were outstanding.

  • Bennett’s first deer a four point buck
  • Deadline for 4-H ham project

    The 4-H Country Ham project in LaRue County will soon be starting in its fourth year.  It is now time for youth and adults to sign up to participate. 

  • 4-H Calendar - November 23, 2016

    Candy Sale

    The annual 4-H Candy Sale Fundraiser is in progress.  4-H members may choose to sell candy bars to earn prizes.  Each case contains a variety of 30 bars to be sold at $2 each.  4-Hers may pick up a box to sell at the Extension Office.  All money or unsold candy must be returned to the Extension Office by Friday, December 16.

    4-H council

  • Turkey Talk

    Now that fall weather has finally arrived, we’ve come to the time of year when talk turns to turkeys. Technically, there is only one breed of turkey, with several varieties, although many people incorrectly refer to these varieties as breeds.

    Turkeys are raised only for meat. They are not raised for egg production, as with chickens, ducks and quail. As a result, turkeys do not produce very many eggs.

    The most common type of commercial turkey raised in the United States is the Broad-Breasted White. It has a larger breast than the other varieties of turkeys.

  • LaRue County Cattlemans Meeting - November 16, 2016