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Agriculture

  • Cody Howell wins State Fair auctioneer contest

    Cody Howell of Hodgenville had his eye on winning the coveted FFA Kentucky State Auctioneering Championship for a long time.

    Just last year, good friend and fellow Kentucky Auction Academy graduate Alex Popplewell won the title and proudly displays the championship belt buckle every chance he gets. Now, the two good friends have matching trophies they can wear with their best pair of jeans and their blue corduroy jackets with the familiar FFA gold embroidery.

  • PHOTO: Ruler of the roost
  • Farm News: Updated 09/28

    Noninsured crop disaster assistance for
    barley and popcorn
    Barley and popcorn are no longer insurable through crop insurance for LaRue County. Producers are required to purchase noninsured crop disaster assistance insurance through Farm Service Agency to maintain eligibility for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE) purposes.
    Contact the FSA office at 765-2702 before Sept. 30 for barley and March 15, 2012 for popcorn.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0927

    Sept. 30 – 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheet deadline. Submit to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m.
    Oct. 4 – Wranglers 4-H Horse Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office
    Oct. 10 – 4-H Livestock Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office
    Oct. 11 – Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. at the Extension Office; 4-H Poultry Club meets 3:30-5 p.m. at the Extension Office
    Oct. 14 – 4-H Record Book deadline

  • Agricultural Development Board invests $25,000 in Hart County

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved Tim and Wanda Quiggins for $25,000 in county Agricultural Development Funds to construct a multi-purpose facility for agricultural events.
    These funds were contributed by the following counties: Barren ($10,000), Hart ($5,000) and LaRue ($10,000).

  • PHOTO: Watermelon helpers
  • 4-H points system record sheets due

    The 4-H year runs from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31. With the end of the 2010-11 4-H year, it’s now time for 4-H members to submit their 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheets.
    Record Sheets are simply a record of the 4-H activities or events a particular member has participated in during the past year. Points are assigned for various events, depending on the level of participation.  
    Cloverbuds are eligible to submit a record form as well in order to receive recognition. Cloverbuds are ages 5 to 8.

  • October: Time to identify and fortify calves

    For fall calving cows, the calving season is in full swing. Check cows frequently. Identify calves.
    For others, it is time to get everything ready for the fall-breeding season. Line-up semen and supplies and get your bulls ready to go. Put fall-calving cows on accumulated pasture before the breeding season.
    For spring calving herds have a pregnancy examination of cows. Winter feeding costs can be minimized by eliminating open cows prior to winter feeding. Also, obtain weaning weights of your calves.

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife looking for recruits

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is advertising for 28 conservation officer recruit positions.
    Applicants must create an account online through the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet website and apply to the posting.
    The size of the recruit class depends on the vacancies at the time, said Capt. Myra Minton, acting assistant director of the Law Enforcement Division of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. By the time the department hires this class, it will be almost two years since the last hiring.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 09/21

    4-H Council meets
    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Extension Office. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.