• LaRue Co Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

    The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average just over ten percent of their disposable income for food. Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney said that means the average household will have earned enough disposable income, the portion of income available for spending or saving, to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks.

  • Farm Calendar – February 10, 2016

    Goat and Sheep Producers

    The LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet on Thursday, February 11. The group plans to eat at the 4-H Shooting Sports Chili Supper at 6:30 p.m.  Cost for each person is $3.00.  A meeting will follow the meal at 7:00 p.m.

    2016 Mid-South Stocker Conference

  • Additional private pesticide applicator training
  • 4-H Calendar - February 3, 2016

    Sewing Club

    The 4-H Sewing Club will begin meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 6 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The Sewing Club is open to any 4-H youth that have completed the beginners sewing classes. Participants are asked to bring a t-shirt to this meeting for an up-cycle project.

    4-H Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet on Monday, February 8 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.  The cloverbud program is open to youth ages 5 to 8 years-old or K-3rd grades.

  • Volunteers needed to help with sewing classes
  • Farm Calendar – February 3, 2016

    Tobacco GAP Training

    Regional Tobacco GAP Training meetings for producers needing certification for the 2016 crop year, there will be training at the Green County Extension office, in Greensburg at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9. For more information call 270-932-5311.

    LaRue County Beef Cattle Association

  • GAP Certification Important for Tobacco Growers

    curred within the tobacco industry the last several years, causing tobacco production to look much different today than it did 10 years ago. One of these more recent changes is the implementation of mandatory GAP training for growers.

    What is GAP Certification? GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices. Basically, it consists of a training that ensures you are utilizing sound agricultural practices that promote environmental stewardship, enhance worker safety, and maintain production efficiencies all while continuing to produce a high quality tobacco crop.

  • 4H Southern States Club Masters Program
  • Extension Banquet, Bobby McDowell Award

    Comments from presentation

    Kelly Flanders:

    40 years, 4 months and 4 days……that’s how long David Harrison served as the LaRue County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.  After working in Hardin County for a little over four years, David began working in LaRue County in 1980. 

  • Ky Soybean Association officer team set

    Members of the Kentucky Soybean Association elected officers for 2016 during the board meeting held in Bowling Green on January 14.

    Jed Clark of Graves County was elected President. Clark grows soybeans, corn, wheat and tobacco. He was elected by his peers to serve on the association board in 2011 and has moved up the ranks in leadership.

    Larry Thomas of Hardin County will serve as vice-president for the upcoming year. Also a board member since 2011, Thomas owns and operates BLT Farms near Elizabethtown.