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Agriculture

  • Grazing Annual Lespedeza

    Lespedeza is a legume that was first planted in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, and is commonly associated with the name Japanese clover.  It was not until the 1940s and 50s that lespedeza became more common in pastures. Currently the southeastern United States is the main location of annual lespedeza used for grazing

    Perennial or Annual?

  • 2017 LaRue County split fair results - Held July 18, 2017

    2017 LaRue County Fair Agricultural DisplayYouth Division

    Red Tomatoes

    First – Eva Falk

    Cucumbers

    First – Leo Falk

    Second – Isabella Day

    Third – Ellie Grace Day

    Yellow Onions

    First – Isabella Day

    Second – Ellie Grace Day

    Peppers, Hot Bell or Sweet

    First – Isabella Day

    Second – Ellie Grace Day

    Yellow Squash

    First – Isabella Day

    Second – Ellie Grace Day

  • ‘Ag Tag’ donations soared to nearly $630,000 in 2017, shattering previous records

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated since the program began.

    The voluntary donations are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Farm calendar - August 2, 2017

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    Due to great sales numbers, the LaRue County Farmer’s Market vendors have decided to extend the market one more week to August 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until everything is sold out.

    Beef Producers meeting

    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet at the LaRue County Extension Office at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8. Please note that this is a new time and all monthly meetings will be at 7 p.m. year-round unless otherwise noted. There will be a meal provided and we do ask that you bring a dessert.

  • Give your summer garden new life

    Summer’s heat and weather can take a toll on your flower garden. But with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.

    It’s always important to make sure annuals and perennials get plenty of water this time of year, especially in later summer.  Annuals, in particular, will start to decline without an adequate supply of water to keep the ground moist.

  • Farm calendar - July 26, 2017

    Farmers Market

    LaRue County Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 27 located at the American Legion Parking Lot, 636 S. Lincoln Blvd. in Hodgenville.

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Beneficial snakes

    Many people fear snakes, but despite the fright they can cause, the majority of snakes are beneficial. Of the 33 varieties of snakes in Kentucky, only four are venomous (Northern copperhead, Western cottonmouth (water moccasin), timber rattlesnake, and pygmy rattlesnake.

    Most snakes you encounter around your home are harmless. If you are scared of them, try to remember that they are useful as they keep the rodent population in check by eating mice, rats, chipmunks and even toads, insects and other pests.

  • Farm calendar - July 19, 2017

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Tomato Problems in the Garden

    There is nothing better than the first, juicy, red tomato from the garden. So you can imagine the disappointment of many local gardeners when reaching for one on the vine only to find that all of the leaves on their tomato plants are dying from the ground up!

  • Help Wanted for Wild Turkey Survey

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is calling on interested hunters and citizens to participate in a simple survey of wild turkeys this summer. Data resulting from the survey will provide valuable information for the department’s turkey management program.