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Agriculture

  • Farm calendar - October 4, 2017

    Hay Testing Day

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be out all day testing hay with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Hay Testing Van on Tuesday, October 10. Cost is $5 per sample for this day only. The cost is normally $10. Please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401 to participate.

    LaRue County Cattlemen’s meeting

  • Apple Harvest Basics

     Fall is a busy time for apple growers. Ripening times vary from year to year depending on the weather. If apples have coddling moth damage, they will drop up to two weeks before the crop is ripe.

    The best and most time-tested method of judging when to pick fruit is the taste method. When enough starch has been converted to sugar and the flavor is developed, the fruit is ready to eat. Fruit continues to ripen in cold storage, so pick fruit before it is ripe if you want to store it.

  • Farm calendar - September 27, 2017

    Hay Testing Day

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be out all day testing hay with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Hay Testing Van on Tuesday, October 10. Cost is $5 per sample for this day only. The cost is normally $10. Please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401 if you would like to participate.

    LaRue County CAIP

  • Fall fertilizer applications to hay fields

    You may be wondering if it’s necessary and economical to apply fertilizer to your pastures and hay grounds this fall.

  • 2017 Soybean Crop Set to be a Bin-Buster

    The most recent United States Department of Agriculture report from the National Ag Statistics Service is great news for soybean farmers in the Commonwealth. The September Crop Production Report released Sept. 12 shows soybean production is still forecast to be record-breaking.

  • Quarles Named Secretary-Treasurer of National Agriculture Organization

    NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 14, 2017) — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) today on the last day of its annual meeting.

  • Farm Calendar - September 20, 2017

     LaRue County Cattlemen Field Day

    There will be a field day at Craig Thompson’s farm at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 23 at 971 JE Jones Road in Magnolia. There will be UK Extension signs posted. There will be presentations on vaccine protocols and proper cattle handling and care. For more information please contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    LaRue County CAIP

  • 4-H Calendar - October 4, 2017

    Cotton Candy

    LaRue County 4-H will be selling cotton candy during Lincoln Days on October 7-8. If you would like to volunteer to help at the booth, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Country Ham Auction

    LaRue County 4-H Country Ham project participants will be auctioning off hams during Lincoln Days on Saturday, October 7 on the main stage immediately following the parade. Please come out to support this group of LaRue County 4-Hers.

  • Share the Road with your Farm Friends and Neighbors

    With harvest upon us, the Kentucky Soybean Board reminds motorists to share the road. Our farmers don’t want to be on the roads any more than you want them to be! SMVs (Slow Moving Vehicles) will be on the roadways from now until around Thanksgiving, and we urge motorists to slow down and pay attention.

  • Putting Farm Safety into Practice

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of September 17-23 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to call attention to the hazards unique to farming and encourage all Kentuckians to put safety first.