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Agriculture

  • FFA: National Three Star Chapter

    Several LaRue County FFA members excelled at the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo. The Chapter was recognized as a National Three Star Chapter.
    Lindsey V. Shelton, Bethany C. Shive, Chasity Bryant and Hunter Thomas were named national finalists in the Agriscience Fair – a competition for FFA members who are interested in the science and technology of agriculture. It is sponsored nationally by Cargill, John Deere and Syngenta.
    Shelton and Shive competed in food products and processing – division 3.

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Cattlemen meet
  • Soybean variety plot results are in

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts corn and soybean variety trial plots in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. Both the corn and soybean plots were in cooperation with Fresh Start Farms.

    The double crop soybean plot was planted on June 21 following an excellent wheat crop and harvested on Oct. 27. All varieties were Roundup Ready Group IV. The field was planted no-till. The beans were planted in 15-inch rows at about 180,000 seeds per acre. Fertilizer applied was 0-0-120, and individual plot size was .20 acre.

  • PHOTO: Hunter’s first buck
  • PHOTO: Struck deer
  • PHOTOS: Candy makers exhibit at Incredible Food Show
  • PHOTOS: LCMS 4-H Officers
  • Sweet tooth? 4-H candy sales in progress

    The annual LaRue County 4-H candy sale started this month.

    Starting this week, 4-H members may pick up candy at the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, across from Magnolia Bank. Parents must sign a permission form in order for members to participate.

    Members will be selling a variety of candy bars including caramel, crisp, almond, dark chocolate with almonds and milk chocolate for $1 each.

    For each 60 candy bars sold, the member’s name will go in a drawing for $25 cash. The top seller will receive $50 cash.

  • Mark Tucker Farms joins American Angus Association

    Mark Tucker Farms, Mount Sherman, is a new member of the American Angus Association, headquartered in Missouri.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.

  • Nov. 25 meeting will explain Farm Bill

    To say the 2014 Farm Bill is complicated is an understatement, yet is it important eligible individuals understand it and participate. To help producers understand the program, a meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown.

    The Farm Bill Decision will be discussed by Dr. Todd Davis, University of Kentucky grain marketing specialist.