• 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

  • Selling local produce with a side of ag education

    Recent years have shown a rising trend toward buying local food, even coining a new term, “locavore,” to describe those who strive to buy food from local sources. The United States Department of Agriculture, seeking to finding out the impact of local food sales on farming operations, tasked the National Agricultural Statistics Service earlier this year with the first-ever nationwide Local Foods Survey.

    The results, released December 20, show 3,227 Kentucky farms reported more than $65 million in direct farms sales of food, including value-added products.

  • Make farm record keeping a priority

    Record keeping may not be every farmer’s favorite activity, and probably not the reason you got into farming as a career. With time, patience and a commitment to get it done, it can make your financial life a lot less worrisome.

    Record keeping doesn’t have to be stressful. It’s a way to discover things about your farm that will help you make better long-term decisions. You can use a ledger book or a computer—whatever helps you maintain consistency. Software programs can make your data more meaningful.

  • 4-H News - December 28, 2016
  • 4-H Calendar - December 28, 2016

    4-H Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Please note the Extension Office will be closed, but the club will still meet.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 270-358-3401.

    4-H Wranglers Horse Club

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Poultry Club