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Agriculture

  • LaRue CAIP program coming soon

    LaRue County has been allocated $135,000 for the County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) for 2011. This is the third year CAIP has been offered locally by the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) and the County Agricultural Development Council.  The program applicant is the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, and the grant administrator is Dyan Puckett, 537-3889.

  • Marksbury joins Angus Association

    Eleanor Grace Marksbury, Buffalo, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • LaRue County FFA excels at the state and national levels

    LaRue County FFA members won two state FFA contests last week for the second year in a row.
    The Food Science and Technology team will participate in the National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event Oct. 19-22 during the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., after winning the state contest at Morehead State University on July 22.
    Members of the team are Ashley Cottrell, Shea Elswick, Whitney Meredith and Jamie Price.  

  • LaRue FFA attends 75th year of camp

    LaRue County FFA members attended camp July 11-15 at the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg.
    While at camp, members took classes that focused on leadership skills. The officers and committee chairs received training to help them better serve their chapter.
    While at camp, members developed their leadership skills by participating in many activities including the ropes course and the quiz contest. The ropes course included teambuilding activities such as the trust fall. Participants had to fall off a platform and be caught by their teammates.

  • Farm Calendar: Updated 0801

    ACRE deadline extended

    The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.

     

    Emergency loans available

    LaRue County has been declared a “contiguous county” due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred April 22-May 20. Eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.

  • Help cattle beat the heat

    It is Hot! Periods of heat stress call for cattle producers to make sure their animals are adequately prepared. One of the most important things producers can do is provide cool, clean drinking water. Providing an adequate source of drinking water helps to keep animals’ internal body temperatures within normal limits.

    Above ground water lines need to be shaded so they do not can act as solar water heaters and make the water too hot to drink.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0801

    Rabbit Show deadline

    The State 4-H Rabbit Show entry deadline is Aug. 5.  4-H members planning to show at the State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show must submit their registration form to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 5.  Registration forms are available at the Extension Office. Call 358-3401 with questions.  

    4-H Poultry Club meets

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on 3:30 p.m. August 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Veteran teacher and school manager retires after 35 years

    After 35 years in the educational field, veteran teacher and school manager Kathy Ross retired in July.
    Ross, who spent 30 years as a classroom teacher at Magnolia and the last five years as school administrative manager at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, taught all grades during her career except kindergarten and fifth.
    The county’s first ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) recipient, one of her most memorable moments was when ALES became the model school for the state’s School Manager Program.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 07/26

    Support 4-H at the LaRue County Fair
    Support 4-H at the LaRue County Fair by purchasing a bag of cotton candy for $2.  The booth is located across from the entrance to the grand stand and will be open each evening during the fair.
     
    4-H exhibits on display at the fair in the Floral Hall
    Stop by the Floral Hall at the fairgrounds to view the 4-H exhibits on display Wednesday through Friday evening.  Exhibits must be picked up between 10 a.m. and noon July 30.
     
    4-H Council meeting canceled

  • Farm News: Updated 07/26

    FSA nominations
    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees ends Aug. 1. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. For more information, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or call the Hardin/LaRue FSA office at 765-2702.