• 4-H Country Ham Auction to be held at Lincoln Days

    As the State Fair has concluded, we have now wrapped up the 4-H Country Ham project for 2015. We will be holding an auction for the country hams at noon on Saturday, October 3 during Lincoln Days at the secondary stage by Garrett’s Jewelry on Water Street. The minimum bid is $35. Each child who participated in the project has the option to sell one of their hams.

  • Wheat Profitability, Budgets, Varieties

    LaRue County farmers will soon be seeding wheat for fall cover crop, haylage, hay, and grain. While wheat prices are low (as are all grain prices), there will likely be several thousand acres of wheat planted over the next few weeks.

    Profitability for growing wheat for grain or a wheat/soybean double crop this year may be very challenging. UK Extension Economist Greg Halich discusses this in his annual Wheat Planting Decision publication, which is available at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Farm Calendar – September 30, 2015

    Small Ruminant Profit School

  • 4-H Calendar - September 30, 2015

    4-H shooting club

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Gun Club.

    Lincoln Days

    LaRue County 4-H will be selling cotton candy during the Lincoln Days festival. If you would like to volunteer, please call 270-358-3401 to sign up.

    4-H Livestock Club

  • Harvest Safety Tips for Farm Safety Week

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 20-26. The theme this year is “Ag Safety is Not Just a Slogan, It’s a Lifestyle.” The theme reminds us that farming is one of the most hazardous occupations in the country and harvest is a prime time for accidents.

    Let’s look at some harvest safety tips for farmers and the public.

    Be sure workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and understand the safety procedures.

  • Farm Calendar

    Small Ruminant Profit School

  • State 4-H Forestry Field Day

    Eleven LaRue County 4-H members attended the State 4-H Forestry Field Day at Mammoth Cave last week.  The morning consisted of learning sessions in three areas: tree identification, compass and pacing and tree measurement. After lunch, competitions were held in each of those areas.

    LaRue County 4-H members Chase Wilmoth, Anthony Pike, Haley Ferguson, Briar Holt, Richard Pike and Benjamin Lope made a perfect score on the tree identification.

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Arts and Crafts Explores Club

    The 4-H Arts and Crafts Explorers Club will meet on Wednesday, September 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Council

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet on Monday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Help session

  • Harvest time in LaRue!

    Local farmers have begun harvesting another excellent corn crop. Many fields will probably exceed 200 bushels per acre. Rains were very timely for this year’s crop.

    –David Harrison, LaRue County Extension Agent. 

  • Southern Rust of Corn

    Southern rust of corn has infected a lot of corn fields. The orange pustules covering affected leaves are common and can make your shirt turn orange when walking through a field.

    Southern rust in corn is different from common rust. Southern rust is considered a more tropical disease and needs warm weather to occur, whereas, common rust is more likely to occur in slightly cooler weather.