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Agriculture

  • Safe handling of chicks

    The intestinal tracts of all mammals have various types of bacteria as part of their natural intestinal microflora. There are many opportunities for young children to be exposed to these bacteria, such as pets, friends, etc. Our state’s most recent salmonella outbreak is a harsh reminder of this as many of the victims are children. Here are some reminders:

  • Planting Industrial Hemp
  • Farm calendar - June 22, 2016

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office 270-358-3401.

    Private Pesticide Applicator Training

  • 4-H Calendar - June 22, 2016

    4-H Gardening Club

    The 4-H Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at Lee’s Garden Center on Bardstown Road in Hodgenville.  The club is open to all LaRue County youth. Participants will receive free plants and gardening tips.

    4-H Summer Day Camps

  • 4-H Scholarship
  • Fireflies: more than nighttime beauty They help control some garden pests

    If you grew up in any rural area, odds are, you have a childhood memory of catching fireflies. I remember having a mason jar with screen material screwed down tight and full to the brim with fireflies. It would finally get to the point where every one I’d try to get in there, two or three would fly out.  I’d set it next to my bed to be my nightlight for the night and thought it was the coolest thing next to my awesome Sesame Street bed sheets.

  • LaRue FFA Members Excel at State FFA Convention

    The Kentucky Association of FFA held its 87th Annual State Convention on June 5-9 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Twenty members of the LaRue County FFA chapter attended the State FFA Convention this year, but several others were recognized for their previous accomplishments.

  • Area 4-H Rally Day
  • 4-H Summer Camps - June 15, 2016

    Go Outdoors!

    A full day of playing in the woods. Participants will try their hand at using a compass to navigate, reading maps, identifying trees, learning about some of the economic impacts trees have, and identifying wildlife. Youth will complete a forestry project that can be entered in the fair. There is a fee of $5 for this camp and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.  This day camp will be held at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 30.

    Grow It!

  • Local Southern States Employees Selected for ‘Certified FeedMaster’ Training

    Dwayne Duncan, Blake Newton and Terry Ovesen, Southern States Hardin Cooperative, Inc. – Hardin and Hodgenville Branches, have attended a comprehensive three-day training program designed to qualify retail employees as “FeedMaster Certified Feed Specialist®” for Southern States Cooperative.