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Agriculture

  • FSA Ballots to be mailed Nov. 4

    Ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5, 2011.
    The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs.

  • Conservation Farm Bill programs are in effect

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.  
    The application process for 2008 Farm Bill conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign up period is Nov. 15.

  • Farm News: Updated 1102

    Wildlife Habitat
    applications accepted
    The Elizabethtown Farm Service Agency is accepting applications for Kentucky’s final 593 acres under Conservation Reserve Program practices titled “State Acres for Wildlife Habitat.” Producers who own or operate acreage located within one of the approved SAFE areas can submit offers to voluntarily enroll acres in CRP contracts for 10 to 15 years.
    Offers will be accepted by FSA until the acreage allocation is reached. For more information, call the FSA office at 765-2702.
    Enrollment date change

  • Intensive grazing can benefit cattlemen

    Grazing represents the cheapest way to feed ruminants on a cost per pound of nutrient basis. Stored feed is usually the single largest item in livestock budgets, and cost or amount of stored feed is usually the best prediction of potential profitability in most beef operations.
    Controlled grazing, intensive grazing, management intensive grazing, rotational grazing and intensive rotational grazing are only a few of the terms to describe intensive grazing.

  • Bacon Creek Watershed Council brings office to Magnolia Fire House

    The Bacon Creek Watershed Council will bring an “office hours” session 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Magnolia Fire House. If you live in the upper watershed areas of Bacon Creek, this is a good opportunity to learn more about the Bacon Creek Watershed Implementation project and apply for Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) funding.

  • PHOTO: One big cat
  • 4-H Dog Club teaches care and training to youth

    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Extension Office. New members are welcome to attend. Do not bring your dog to this meeting.      
    The 4-H Dog Care and Training Project is a valuable experience that teaches youth to raise and understand animals as well as master important life skills.

  • Farm News: Updated 10-25

    Extension Council to meet
    LaRue County Extension Council will meet noon Nov. 1 at the Extension Office, 807 Old E’town Road. Future program planning will be discussed. The Extension District Board will meet immediately afterwards.

    Wildlife Habitat
    applications accepted

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-25

    Dog Club to meet
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Do not bring dogs to this meeting. New members are welcome to attend. The club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18 with an interest in dogs. Younger youth, ages 5 to 8 may join and attend meetings, but are not allowed to participate in competitive events. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 or attend the meeting. Membership forms may be completed at the meeting for anyone who is new to the club.

  • Modern gun season for deer opens Nov. 12

    Hunters often wonder about rules and regulations concerning deer hunting. Here are some frequently asked questions about Kentucky’s most popular big game hunting season:
    Q: Does modern gun season for deer open on Nov. 12 every year?
    A: No. It opens statewide on the second Saturday in November. The actual date changes annually due to calendar shift.
    Q: How long is modern gun season open?