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Agriculture

  • Growing Asparagus

    Asparagus. A vegetable that I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot stick as a child is now my favorite vegetable to eat and grow in the garden. We have received multiple requests for information on raising asparagus over the last couple of weeks here in the extension office. Here are some helpful things to remember when growing asparagus at home.

  • Turkey season begins
  • Farm calendar - April 27, 2016

    No-till drills

    The LaRue County Conservation District has three no-till drills available for rent. For more information, call 270-358-3132. The office is located at 306 West Main St., Hodgenville.

  • 4-H Communications Contest: Senior Poetry Results

    There were several entries in the senior poetry division of the 4-H Communications Contest.  Results are as follows: First place – Kiri Narice Guyer, second place – Tara Warren, third place – Zoe Blair, fourth place – Jessika Shanks-Hooper, fifth place – Candyce Counts, sixth place – Ripley Lucas, seventh place – Hunter Sams, eighth place – Lexi Boyce, ninth place – Michaela Rock and tenth place – Alexander NicholsKiri Narice Guyer received first place for her poem, The Falling.

    The Falling

  • LaRue County Cattleman’s April Meeting
  • 4-H Calendar - April 20, 2016

    Talent show and fashion revue

    The Talent Show and Fashion Revue will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Participants must have pre-registered.

    4-H Rabbit Club Fundraiser

    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club is having a yard sale club fundraiser, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 23. The fundraiser will be held at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. For more information, contact John Ball at 502-827-3322.

  • Farm calendar - April 20, 2016

    No-till drills

    The LaRue County Conservation District has three no-till drills available for rent. For more information, call 270-358-3132. The office is located at 306 West Main St., Hodgenville.

  • Upcoming Class: Sensational Salads

    Sometimes the simplest dishes, such as salads, are the hardest to create without a recipe. If you are tired of just adding tomato, celery and cucumbers to lettuce, try these tips to freshen things up. Use a vegetable peeler to make zucchini and squash ribbons. Consider lettuce a bed for anything, add leftover grilled vegetables or even stir fry. Often leftover dishes are made with some type of seasoning that can act as a dressing if just olive oil is added.

  • Best defense against weeds
  • Considerations for cattle fly control with ear tags

    Insecticide-impregnated cattle ear tags release small amounts of an insecticide, which are distributed over the animal in skin oils and during grooming or rubbing. Ear tags can provide long term control of horn flies and some reduction in face fly numbers. Here are some things to consider in selection and use.