• Mixed report on 2016 Harvest

    Harvest is nearing an end and LaRue County farmers are discovering how good or bad their crop yields are for 2016.

    “Early planted corn and soybeans were excellent. We’ve had several reports of 250 plus bushel corn, and 80+ bushel soybeans early in the harvest season,” said Daniel Carpenter, LaRue County Extension Agent for Ag and Natural Resources. “But as we’ve started harvesting more of the later planted crops, the yields have been dropping drastically, especially in corn.”

  • Think about safety during fall harvest

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Farm vehicles on public roads are annually involved in thousands of injury accidents in the United States, and more than 200 collisions involving farm machinery on public roads occur in Kentucky every year. Thus, people driving farm machinery and those driving vehicles should be especially careful and watchful.

  • LaRue County FFA Wins Eastern Region Exposition Competition

    The LaRue County High School FFA Milk Quality and Products team recently competed at the Centennial Eastern States Exposition in Springfield Massachusetts.

    Team members Alexandra Shelton, Lindsey Shelton, Lexi Smith, and Alyssa Miller tested milk samples and different types of cheeses. This team was the very first Kentucky team to ever place first place overall in an FFA competition. Lindsey placed sixth individually, Alexandra placed fourth individually, and Alyssa placed first individually.

  • Southern Nelson Beagle Club news - October 3, 2016
  • LaRue County Celebrating National 4-H Week

    More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which is an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.  4-H will promote National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

  • 4-H Calendar - October 3, 2016

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Those wishing to show livestock next summer will need to earn a minimum of 6 educational hours by attending meetings.  New members are encouraged to attend.

     Wranglers Horse Club

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Please note the date change due to fall break.  New members are welcome to attend.

    Dog Club

  • Farm calendar - October 3, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401. A meal will be served, but we do ask that you bring a dessert.

     Composting: Putting your waste to work

  • 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