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Agriculture

  • Not too soon to think about calving season

    Calving season will be here before we know it. Providing sound management during that time can mean more live calves, which translates to more profit for you.

    It is important to have a short calving period to allow frequent observation and assistance if needed. Some specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:

  • Southern Nelson County Beagle Club
  • Small Ruminant Grazing Conference set for Feb. 18 in Elizabethtown

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture reported that sheep and goat numbers in the state are nearly equal at 53,000 and 59,000 head, respectively. New and established producers can benefit from educational opportunities at the upcoming annual Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference.

  • Farm calendar - January 18, 2017

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     Beef Efficiency Conference

  • Safe use of standby generators

     With the recent “snow storm” that blew through the area, it reminded me about our actual big snow storms from the last couple of years and also the ice storm in 2009.

    Many people purchased standby generators after or during these events. Standby generators provide emergency electrical power during disruptions caused by winter storms and other disasters. However, you need to take some special precautions to ensure safe, efficient operation of these generators.

  • KDA approves more than 12,800 acres for hemp planting in 2017

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly triple the number of acres that were approved for the previous year. 

  • Farm calendar - January 11, 2017

    Winter Grain Workshop

    Hardin and LaRue County Cooperative Extension have teamed up to host a regional Winter Grain Workshop at the Hardin County Extension Office. The workshop will be held at 10 a.m on January 11 and will conclude no later than 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the Kentucky Corn Growers Association. For more information, or to RSVP, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Private Pesticide Applicator Training

  • Early detection of Johne’s disease is critical
  • Farm calendar - January 4, 2017

    LaRue County Beef Producers Meeting

    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. Our speaker will be Dr. Beth Johnson from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture State Veterinarian’s office to speak about the Veterinary Feed Directive. This meeting will count for CAIP educational credit. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, call 270-358-3401. A meal will be served, but please bring a dessert.

    Winter Grain Workshop

  • 4-H Calendar - January 4, 2017

    4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 9 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Little Caesars Pizza Kits