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Agriculture

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0823

    4-H exhibits returned from Fair
    The 4-H exhibits will be returned from the Kentucky State Fair and can be picked up from the Extension Office on the afternoon of Aug. 29 or any time during office hours after that date.

  • Showing rabbits: a rewarding activity for youth

    Because of the small size and limited needs of rabbits, owning and showing them is perfect for youth living in cities or suburbs who want to experience the rewards of raising livestock but on a manageable scale.

  • CAIP has funds for LaRue County

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $135,000 in LaRue County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program at their June business meeting. The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association submitted a proposal to the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.  

  • Farm News: Updated 0823

    Extension District Board to meet
    The Extension District Board will meet at noon Aug. 31 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public.

    CAIP grant applications
    Applications for the LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program administered by the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, are available at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Dyan Puckett is project administrator.

  • Grain field day and grain yield contests

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Kevin McCubbin farm at the end of Old Sonora Road, south of KY 222.
    This is the second year we have cooperated with Kevin to host our county grain variety plots and field day.

  • Farm News: Updated 08/16

    CAIP grant applications
    Applications for the LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program administered by the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, will be available Aug. 18 at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Dyan Puckett is project administrator.

    Southern States holds membership meeting

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 08/16

    Shooting Sports Club meets
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the New Haven Gun Club. For more information, call the Extension office at 358-3401.

  • Pre-registration for hunter education course available

    Obtaining a hunter education course completion card for yourself or a youth in your family is easy to overlook until it is too late for the start of hunting seasons.
    Hunter education courses are not required for children under the age of 12, although a child must be at least 9 years old to take the course. Those required to have a hunting license and born on or after Jan. 1, 1975 must carry a hunter education course completion card while hunting any species. This applies to Kentucky resident and non-resident hunters.

  • FSA provides assistance for livestock losses from heat wave

    Livestock producers who incur eligible livestock death losses due to the recent extreme temperatures and other adverse weather events may be eligible for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). LIP provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to natural disasters.

  • CAIP program covers 11 investment areas

    There are 11 major investment areas eligible for reimbursement in this year’s County Agricultural Investment Program. All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary focus investment area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent reimbursement limit of $2,000 (down from $4,000 for 2010 CAIP).