• 4-H calendar - March 8, 2017

    Cooking Club

    The Cooking Club will be working the conservation banquet as their annual fundraiser on the evening of Thursday, March 9.  4-Hers and parents are needed to help.  If you aren’t available to be here, please consider making a dessert for the event.  Please call club leader, Connie Smith, at 270-766-7771 if you are able to assist in any way.

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Arts and Crafts Explorers Club

  • Early warm weather not welcomed by many farmers

     I have really enjoyed this early onset spring that we’ve had for the last few weeks. I have gotten a three week head start on many of my outside chores that need to be done. What’s been convenient for me and many others out there, has not been so pleasant for our area farmers. In fact it’s been quite stressful. It’s tough when things that happen that are beyond your control, and several crops of local importance will pay dearly for this span of abnormally warm temperatures.

  • FFA gives back
  • FFA Emblem Fundraiser Kicking Off at Southern States

    Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative will kick off its annual FFA fundraiser on March 1 in an effort to support agricultural education.

    The annual “FFA Paper Emblem” campaign benefits the National FFA Organization’s local, state, and national levels to provide funding to the youth organization that prepares students for leadership roles, personal growth and career success in agriculture.

  • 4-H Livestock Club competes at Skillathon

    The 4-H Livestock Club competed in the State Skillathon contest on February 18 at the WKU Exposition Center in Bowling Green.

    The Clover team consisting of Ben Falk, Natalie Gentry and Emily Sallee placed eighth overall.  Ben Falk placed fourth in Livestock Identification, ninth in Quality Assurance and fourth overall individual.  Natalie Gentry placed tenth overall individual.

  • Farm calendar - March 1, 2017

    Dixie Fire School Farm Safety Symposium

    The annual Dixie Fire School Farm Safety Symposium is at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10 and will take place at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the RPC building room 212 (Auditorium).

    LaRue Co. Extension Expo

  • 4-H calendar - March 1, 2017

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 with dogs at the club leader’s home. For more information contact the club leader or the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Wrangler’s Club

    The 4-H Wrangler’s Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Chainsaw safety on the farm, at home

    Fortunately, our weather has been pretty nice to allow for some yard and farm chores to get taken care of recently. I’ve noticed a lot of land clearing, brush burning, and tree cutting going on in both residential and farm properties. It is a great time for these chores to get taken care of, so it’s no surprise to hear the harmonious buzz of chainsaws echoing through subdivisions and farms throughout the county. 

  • AG TAG Program supports the triple crown of agriculture

    This March, Kentucky farmers will have the opportunity to support Kentucky FFA, 4-H and the Kentucky Proud program by donating $10 when they renew a farm license plate. The Kentucky Farm License plate program continues to grow and impact FFA and 4-H members across Kentucky. In the five years the program has existed, farm license plate donations have generated nearly $700,000 for Kentucky FFA and the same for Kentucky 4-H.

  • National Champion Five Star Heifer