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Agriculture

  • Farm Calendar - July 22, 2015

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays now through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Split Fair

  • 4-H Calendar - July 22, 2015

    LC 4-H Council

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., July 27, at the Extension Office.

    4-H project entry for fair exhibits

    4-H Project entry day for county fair exhibits will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 29, at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • It's County Fair Time, crop exhibits

    The agricultural portion of the 2015 LaRue County Fair is July 29 to August 1. County residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 108th LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo.

    Entries for the Agricultural displays will be taken from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 29. This year there is a youth division for ages 16 and younger. There are 18 vegetable classes, 10 canning classes, and a Garden Display class for youth. 4-H entries are all in another division.

  • Crop progress report

    Kentucky experienced near normal temperatures and well above normal rainfall over the past week.

    Precipitation for the week totaled 2.45 inches, 1.63 inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 76 degrees for the week, which was near normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 55 percent adequate and 43 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 3 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 30 percent surplus.

  • Biomass Crop Assistance Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications from foresters and farmers seeking financial assistance to harvest and deliver biomass to generate clean energy.

  • Farm Calendar - July 15, 2015

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays now through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Beef meeting

  • LaRue FFA in state's top 15

    Submitted by LCHS FFA

    LaRue County FFA had a tremendous week at State FFA Convention June 7 - 11.

    The following teams placed 1st in the state contest and will now compete at National Convention:

    Ag Communications

    Nichole Thomas

    Chasity Bryant

    Morgan Durham

    Lindsey Shelton  - alternate

    Milk Quality and Products

    Chloe Owen - State High individual

    Cade Milby

    Cristine Shive

    Levi Goodin

    Food Science

  • FFA shares patio garden tips

    FFA students Morgan Durham and Felicia Hornback gave a presentation to the seniors showing them different ways to plant a patio garden and which vegetables are best to plant together as well as gave them ideas and answered any garden questions they may have had. We also let each senior plant their own vegetable plant in a pot to take home along with any other plants they wanted to take to make a patio garden. We also gave away 4 prizes after the activities.

  • Steps to reduce mosquito populations

    With the spring and summer rain comes mosquitoes. They can get to be a problem rapidly. Let’s consider some practical, fairly simple, nonpesticide, environmentally friendly ways to reduce mosquito populations.

    Following the steps below will keep your property from becoming a prime mosquito breeding ground:

    Since used tires a mosquito breeding area, remove all discarded tires.

  • Free home freezing and canning classes

    One way to store vegetables for later use is to freeze them. When doing this it is recommended to first blanch most vegetables. Blanching is where you steam with water or submerge the vegetable pieces into boiling water for a short amount of time to stop the ripening enzymes in the food. These enzymes can cause loss of flavor, color and texture.