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Agriculture

  • Working with your Ag lender

    Farming comes with its own set of risks. As a farmer, it is important for you to develop a strong working relationship with your lender. You should view this relationship as a partnership with the goal of long-term success for both parties.

    Like any relationship, this one should be built on honesty, trust, communication and understanding by both parties. If one of these components is missing, it’s going to be hard for either of you to have a good experience and could result in tension, or even worse, termination of the partnership.

  • Farm calendar - April 4, 2018

    Gardening Classes

    There will be a Gardening Class at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday April 9 and the topic will be about how to properly care for your vegetable garden during the growing season. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    LaRue County Beef Producers

  • Don’t forget spring sprayer maintenance

     Remember to include sprayer maintenance in your spring cleaning tasks. It will ensure that your spray equipment is ready for the planting season, and save you time and money down the road.

    Taking care of sprayer maintenance prior to the hectic growing season can prevent time-consuming equipment breakdowns, higher chemical costs, reduced pesticide effectiveness and potential crop damage.

  • Farm Calendar

     Gardening Class

    There will be a Gardening Class at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday April 2 and the topic this week will be Growing More with Less Space – Container, Intensive, and Season Extension Gardening. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    LaRue County Beef Producers

  • Students win conservation awards

    Several LaRue County students recently won conservation awards. Connor Nichols was named LaRue County winner in the 2017 Conservation Writing Contest. This contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed: “Water is Life”.

  • March gardening chores

    A lot of gardening is about bragging rights. Who has the first tomato, who has the biggest head of cabbage, who’s got the sweetest watermelon, who’s got the biggest pumpkin, I could go on for this entire article. With warmer weather often comes “spring fever” and that itch to get out and till the garden up and be the first one to get your garden ready for the spring.

  • Kentucky Soybean Leaders talk policy with U.S. Senators and Congressmen
  • LCHS FFA update

    LaRue County FFA has had a busy month in February with meeting all six National FFA Officers to having a blast throughout FFA week. February was a fun month!

    It all started on February 8 when the National FFA officers came to our school. Our officer team had lunch with them and then all FFA members got to listen to the Western Region National Vice President Bryce Cluff give a speech that, no joke, knocked our shoes off.

  • LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association meeting
  • Beef Expo sales top $1 million for 7th year

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo recorded sales of just over $1 million, crossing seven figures for the seventh consecutive year in its 32nd edition March 2-4 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    “The Beef Expo has become a staple of the beef cattle calendar in the United States, and the results of the last several years bear that out,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “We are Kentucky Proud to be the leading beef cattle state east of the Mississippi River. Congratulations to all the consignors, exhibitors, and juniors on a great event.”