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Agriculture

  • Southern States board elects new members

    David Brown of Hodgenville and Bill Cochran of Rineyville were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of the Hardin Co-op.

    The meeting was held Sept. 24 in Elizabethtown with more than 73 stockholder-members and their families attending.

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was elected chairman/president of the board of directors. Paul Hayse was named vice chairman.

    Don Thomas, district manager, presented a report on major developments at the co-op.

  • Conservation District offers assistance

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • Check off fall garden tasks

    You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear, pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.

    Those in warm climates are switching to winter annuals, while those in colder regions are fortifying their landscapes for the cold winter ahead. No matter where you live, invest some time in preparing your landscape for the change in seasons. Dedicating some time now will pay off with healthier more beautiful plants next spring.

  • Share the road during harvest

    Grain harvest equipment is much larger than it used to be. Combines are much bigger, grain carts have increased in size tremendously, and semi-trucks and trailers haul hundreds of bushels of grain away from high capacity combines.

    This equipment has to travel from field to field to harvest our corn and soybean crops. As a result, large farm equipment is on our rural roads that were not designed or suited for them.

    Both farmers and the general public should share in the responsibility of safe travel during the harvest season.

  • COLUMN: Get ready to share the road

    Grain harvest equipment is much larger than it used to be. Combines are much bigger, grain carts have increased in size tremendously, and semi-trucks and trailers haul hundreds of bushels of grain away from high capacity combines.

    This equipment has to travel from field to field to harvest our corn and soybean crops. As a result, large farm equipment is on our rural roads that were not designed or suited for them.

    Both farmers and the general public should share in the responsibility of safe travel during the harvest season.

  • Conference: Kentucky Women in Agriculture

    Kentucky Women in Agriculture Inc. will hold its 15th annual conference and tour Nov. 5-6 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City. The theme is “Faith, Family and Farming.” Registration is $65 for the one-day conference ($55 for students), which includes all meals, materials and membership dues. The pre-conference tour is $25. Registration is due by Oct. 24.

  • 4-H Calendar - Oct. 1, 2014

    Cotton candy booth

    LaRue County 4-H will have a cotton candy booth at Lincoln Days. Volunteers are needed. Call 270-358-3401 to sign up for a time.

     

    4-H Council

    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Extension office. For more information about 4-H or the 4-H Council, call 270-358-3401.

     

    Record Books due

    4-H Record Books are due to the Extension office by Friday, Oct. 17.

  • PHOTO: Rooster Combs

    Lavada Hawks of Magnolia displays a bouquet of Rooster Combs in The LaRue County Herald News office. Hawks said she has been raising the silky flowers since 2010.

  • Seedlings available through Division of Forestry

    With fall just around the corner, the Kentucky Division of Forestry is encouraging Kentuckians to plan their tree-planting activities now by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry.  

  • Farm News - Sept. 24, 2014

    Fall Market Day
    The LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, will host a fall market day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25. Vendors are being solicited to promote and sell their products to the public. There is no set up fee. Food will be available, and a wide variety of seasonal items are expected, along with fun and educational activities. For more information, of if you would like to participate, call 270-358-3401.   
     
    Disaster assistance for livestock producers