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Agriculture

  • Farm calendar - November 16, 2016

    Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Town Hall Meeting

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a town hall meeting at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. Representatives from the packer and feeder industry will be available for a panel discussion. For more information contact the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association at 859-278-0899.

  • LCHS FFA Chapter receives 3 star rating
  • Proper hay storage, feeding areas are important

    Hay stored outside before feeding suffers substantial losses of both yield and forage quality. Weathering losses in round hay bales are deceptively large. In fact, just a four‑inch layer on the surface can contain up to one‑third of the entire bale volume. A weather damaged 1,200 pound bale of hay would therefore actually provide only 800 pounds of feed.

    Weathered hay is much less palatable to livestock than undamaged hay.  If livestock don’t like it, they won’t eat as much.  If they eat less, they are in a worse nutritional state.

  • Farm calendar - November 9, 2016

    Kentucky Cattlemen’s Assocation Town Hall Meeting

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office on Thursday, November 17. The focus of this town hall meeting will be on current cattle markets. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Kentucky/Tennessee Beginning Farmer Summit

  • LaRue Co. corn plot results

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2016 was Shady Rest Farms.

    Seed companies supply the seed, assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow the following years.

  • 4-H Pumpkin Decorating
  • 4-H Calendar - November 2, 2016

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  No dogs at this meeting. The club will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at 100 Carter Brothers Road in Hodgenville.  Bring your dog on a leash to this meeting.

    Shooting Club

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

    month (weather permitting) at the New Haven Gun Club.

    Arts and crafts Explores

  • Farm calendar - November 2, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday night, November 8 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Please note the earlier start time. Mike England will be presenting information about Mix 30, a protein supplement that is an alternative to liquid molasses based feeds. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Extension Office, 270-358-3401. A meal will be served, but we do ask that you bring a dessert.

    Kentucky Cattlemen’s Assocation Town Hall Meeting

  • Winter hay needs for horses

    It’s hard to believe that winter is right around the corner. If you’re a horse owner, you should already be preparing your winter hay supplies.

    How do you estimate the amount of hay you will need? If you have mature horses at maintenance level, you want to feed a mainly forage diet.

    The estimate would be similar to a 1,100-pound horse eating 2 percent of its body weight. That equals 22 pounds of hay per day. Feeding for 120 days, December through March would equal 1.3 tons of hay per horse.

  • Wilmoth Recognized with Meritorious Service Award