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Agriculture

  • Soybean producers needed for UK studies

    A University of Kentucky postdoctoral scholar needs Kentucky soybean growers’ help with two new research projects.

    The projects are led by Jerrod Penn, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Agricultural Economics, and investigate issues in row crops such as field management, insects and weed control.

    The first project is a brief survey designed to help researchers understand growers’ field management practices. This survey may help direct future research efforts at UK.

  • Farm calendar - September 1, 2017

    LaRue County Grain Field Day

    LaRue County Extension’s annual Grain Crops Field Day is scheduled at 6 p.m. on September 14 at Shady Rest Farms. (6153 Munfordville Rd) Signs will be posted. For more info call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     UK Grazing School

  • LaRue County Farmers Receive Over $90K in Agriculture Grants

    Recently, the 2017 Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee awarded sizable grants to support agriculture in LaRue County.

    One grant, worth $70,000, is part of the County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP), which consists of 10 investment areas that give Kentucky agriculture producers the ability to increase net farm income, add value to their products and diversify their operation.

  • Limiting Weaning Stress for Beef Cattle

     Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social. You can help them avoid or minimize these with proper management.

  • September is Quota Hunt Application Time

    Each year, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources administers quota hunts for deer, upland birds and waterfowl on state wildlife management areas and other public lands.

    September is the month to apply for these opportunities.

    Hunters can apply through the department’s website at fw.ky.gov or by phone at 1-877-598-2401. Either option is available 24 hours a day. Applications for these quota hunts are not open until September 1.

  • Farm calendar - August 30, 2017

     

    LaRue County Grain Field Day

    LaRue County Extension’s annual Grain Crops Field Day is scheduled at 6 p.m. on September 14 at Shady Rest Farms. (6153 Munfordville Rd) Signs will be posted. For more info call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     UK Grazing School

  • Fall is a great time to sample soil

    If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that. Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

  • A positive outlook for the upcoming dove season

    The morning fog we’ve seen a few times lately portends that fall hunting seasons are right around the corner. For many Kentuckians, the best time of year begins on September 1, the traditional opener for dove season.

    Dove hunting is a social event as old friends reunite while standing on the edge of a field, telling stories and keeping their eyes peeled for incoming birds. A plate of bacon wrapped grilled dove breasts finishes a great day afield.

  • Berry elected to Southern States board

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville and Bryon Nelson of Vine Grove, KY were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin COOP held in Hodgenville on August 17, 2017. More than 40 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Drew Langley of Glendale was elected chairman of the local board of directors, while Kerby Grey of Cecilia was named vice chairman.

  • Shaw named Angus delegate

    James Q. Shaw of Hodgenville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 134th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates to be held in November, 2017 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.