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Agriculture

  • Tomato Problems in the Garden
  • Harvesting blueberries, blackberries

    Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Harvest time for blueberries, which are native to North America, is from early June through early August. Blackberry harvest is from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer several health benefits, and they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • Snavely visits LaRue County farm

    The Kentucky Soybean Board, in conjunction with the Kentucky Corn Growers and Kentucky Small Grain Council, hosted Energy and Environment Secretary Charles G. Snavely and his wife Shari on a series of farm tours on July 6-7.

    Snavely, who was appointed to his post by Governor Matt Bevin in December 2015, comes from a coal background and was eager to learn more about agriculture. He visited Fresh Start Farms in Hodgenville, which is owned and operated by Ryan Bivens.

  • Farm calendar - July 13, 2016

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is now open on Thursdays through July 28. The Farmers Market will be located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road next to the Lincoln Jamboree. If you or someone you know has an interest in selling at the Farmers Market, call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358- 3401.

    Pesticide Container Recycling

  • 4-H Calendar - July 13, 2016

    4-H Summer Day Camps

    Get Crafty! – July 14. Participants will learn how to make a canvas, a scrapbook page, a thank you card and an invitation. All completed projects from this day can be entered into the fair. There is a fee of $7 for this camp and lunch will be provided.  This day camp will be held at the LaRue County Extension Office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

    Fair 4H entires

  • Jumping Oak Gall

    Driving down the road, you might notice some trees have a light shade of brown to them compared to others. Most of these in Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Jefferson, and Bullitt counties are white oaks. I’ve noticed several myself in LaRue County and even have a tree in my own yard that is showing symptoms. This white oak in my backyard is beautiful and about 10 feet around the trunk, so I really hope we never have to cut it down. The culprit that is causing problems is jumping oak galls.

  • Farm calendar - July 6, 2016

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is now open on Thursdays through July 28. The Farmers Market will be located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road next to the Lincoln Jamboree. If you or someone you know has an interest in selling at the Farmers Market, call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358- 3401.

    High Tunnel Field Day

  • There’s still time to plant that garden!

    When is the latest you should seed carrots in Central Kentucky? What about those coveted, sweet fall greens? Is it already too late to start late tomatoes?

    Timing things right for a great fall harvest may start earlier than you think. Long before cool weather rolls in, farmers with foresight are prepping fields and seeding rows to extend their harvests and profits. High tunnels, low tunnel, and greenhouse growers are able to extend even later, but these general dates can help you determine when to make your move for your best autumn harvest yet.

  • Farm calendar - June 29, 2016

    Private Pesticide Applicator Training

    The LaRue County Extension Service will conduct Private Pesticide Applicator Training at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. Training will be offered on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. and again on Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. The two hour training session will qualify farmer attendees as a certified private pesticide applicator for three years. There will be another training opportunity offered in December. Call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401, if there are questions about the training. 

  • 4-H Calendar - June 29, 2016

    4-H Summer Day Camps