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Agriculture

  • Shortening the Breeding Season

    It’s pretty easy for most beef producers to understand that the more calves they sell, the more money they are going to make. Gross income and profitability are driven by the reproductive rate. So, reproductive management is an important but sometimes overlooked aspect of beef cow-calf operations.

    A high reproductive rate in the herd increases the number of calves and can also increase weights at market. A tight breeding season can lower labor costs and the overall cost of production by increasing feed and other efficiencies.

  • 4-H fall activities

    Support 4-H during Lincoln Days

    Each year the LaRue County 4-H Program sells cotton candy at Lincoln Days as one of its fundraisers.  Visit the 4-H booth downtown this Saturday during Lincoln Days to enjoy a bag of cotton candy while supporting the local 4-H program.  Cotton candy sells for $2 a bag.

  • LaRue Co. 4-H tours state Capitol
  • 4-H calendar - September 28, 2016

    4-H Teen Club

    The LaRue County 4-H Teen Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 30 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  The Teen Club is open to 7th-12th grade students.

    Cotton Candy

    LaRue County 4-H will be selling cotton candy during Lincoln Days on October 1.  If you would like to volunteer to help at the booth, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Country Ham Auction

  • Harvesting and storing ear corn

    Most of our corn in LaRue County is shelled off of the cob, but we still have several farmers that pick and store ear corn. Here is some helpful information from UK Extension Agricultural Engineer Sam McNeill to keep in mind when harvesting and storing ear corn.

    Corn that will be harvested and stored on the ear should be allowed to dry in the field as long as weather is favorable and stalk strength is adequate. During field dry-down, be aware that moisture in the cob is much higher than the kernel for corn above 15%.

  • 4-H Country Ham Auction at Lincoln Days

    As the State Fair has concluded, we have now wrapped up the 4-H Country Ham project for 2016. 

    We will be holding an auction for the country hams at noon on Saturday of Lincoln Days on the main stage.  Minimum bid is $35.  Each child who participated in the project has the option to sell one of their hams.

  • Farm calendar - September 21, 2016

    University of Kentucky Beef Bash

    The 2016 University of Kentucky Beef Bash is scheduled at 9 a.m. CT on Thursday, September 22. The event is being held at UK’s Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY. The Hardin County Extension office has chartered a bus to transport interested producers to the event. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of the bus. For more information or to reserve a seat on the bus, please contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 270-358-3401.

  • 4-H Calendar - September 21, 2016

    Canoe and Kayak Club

    The 4-H Canoe and Kayak Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 at at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24 at 100 Carter Brothers Road in Hodgenville.  New members are invited to attend.

     4-H Council

  • Composting puts fall leaves to good use

    As the fall season progresses, many folks obtain large amounts of leaves and other yard wastes that need to be removed from their property.  Composting is a practice that is beneficial to the environment and at the same time allows property owners to get rid of these different yard wastes in an effective manner.

  • Sallee wins champion ram