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Agriculture

  • Bennett’s first deer a four point buck
  • Deadline for 4-H ham project

    The 4-H Country Ham project in LaRue County will soon be starting in its fourth year.  It is now time for youth and adults to sign up to participate. 

  • 4-H Calendar - November 23, 2016

    Candy Sale

    The annual 4-H Candy Sale Fundraiser is in progress.  4-H members may choose to sell candy bars to earn prizes.  Each case contains a variety of 30 bars to be sold at $2 each.  4-Hers may pick up a box to sell at the Extension Office.  All money or unsold candy must be returned to the Extension Office by Friday, December 16.

    4-H council

  • Turkey Talk

    Now that fall weather has finally arrived, we’ve come to the time of year when talk turns to turkeys. Technically, there is only one breed of turkey, with several varieties, although many people incorrectly refer to these varieties as breeds.

    Turkeys are raised only for meat. They are not raised for egg production, as with chickens, ducks and quail. As a result, turkeys do not produce very many eggs.

    The most common type of commercial turkey raised in the United States is the Broad-Breasted White. It has a larger breast than the other varieties of turkeys.

  • LaRue County Cattlemans Meeting - November 16, 2016
  • 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.