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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: 4H Ham

    LaRue County was represented at the State Fair in the Country Ham Contest.  Almost 800 4-Hers from across the state participated in the contest. LaRue County 4-Hers Alexis Grimes, Kaleb Miller, Emily Pearman, William Pearman and Madison Wilmoth competed in the event. William Pearman received third-place in the 14-year-old division.

  • Practice safety at the shooting range

    The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky this week made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.

    Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air. And in reality, it isn’t far off.

    Spending time at the shooting range now not only is fun but it’s also a surefire way to ensure you’ll be ready when it counts this fall.

  • Cottrell interns for KDA
  • Four points for seeding forages in late summer

    The period from late summer to early fall is generally the best time to seed cool season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, and timothy (alfalfa and clover typically do better in the spring). Consider these four points to increase your success.

    First, address the soil’s fertility needs. Inadequate levels of phosphorous, potassium or limestone can limit productive yields and decrease stand life.

  • Local farmer named Champion of Change

     

    A LaRue County farmer was recently recognized by Washington D.C. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Quint Pottinger was one of only 15 farmers in the nation chosen as a White House Champion of Change.

    “All across the country, ordinary Americans are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.” That is how whitehouse.gov introduces the Champions of Change program. USDA recognized Pottinger, along with 14 others, during a ceremony at the White House on July 29.

  • AGstravaganza draws 800 to finale

    Last weekend’s AGstravaganza tour was a resounding success, said Ryan Bivens, one of the organizers and owner of the last stop, Fresh Start Farms in Hodgenville.

    According to Bivens, early estimates of attendance numbers show that the event had roughly double the turnout of last year, hovering around 800 attendees for the J.D. Shelburne concert on Saturday night. In addition, Bivens said each tour stop had more than 100 visitors, with most having many more.

  • Four points for seeding forages in late summer

    The period from late summer to early fall is generally the best time to seed cool season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, and timothy (alfalfa and clover typically do better in the spring). Consider these four points to increase your success.

    First, address the soil’s fertility needs. Inadequate levels of phosphorous, potassium or limestone can limit productive yields and decrease stand life.

  • LaRue County Fair Results

    4-H/FFA Dairy Show

    Showmanship – Novice (under 8 years) - Avery Bivens - Blue; Cyrus Bivens - Blue; Braxton Thomas - Blue

    Showmanship – Senior (14 +years) - Jessica Walters - Blue; Blake Brown - Blue

    4-H/FFA Sheep Show

    Showmanship- Novice (under 8 years) - Emily Sallee - Blue

    Showmanship- Superintendent (under 12 years) - Abigail Sallee - Blue

    Open Market Lamb Show Results

  • Gold Award given to young cattlemen
  • 4-H Day at the Fair