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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: Big cat
  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/28

    4-H Camp on Facebook
    If you are on Facebook, follow along with what is happening with about 100 campers at 4-H Camp this week at Lake Cumberland. Log on to your Facebook account and type in “LaRue County 4-H” and choose “Like” to receive the updates.  

    Return from Camp
    4-H Campers will return from camp around 5:30 p.m. July 1. A parent or guardian listed on the camper’s pick up form must be present to sign the camper out.
     
    4-H Gardening Club

  • USDA works to inform of discrimination claim process

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun scheduling a series of outreach meetings with farmers and ranchers throughout the country to discuss a process that has been put in place to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who assert that they were discriminated against when seeking farm loans from the agency.

  • Farm Calendar: Updated 06/28

    Corn available for wildlife habitat
    The Lincoln Area Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has roundup ready corn available for wildlife habitat. The chapter is asking a minimum fee to pay for the corn and a donation to help fund their outreach programs. A strict limit of five bags weighing 50 pounds each is enforced. For more information, call 766-4241.

    FSA nominations

  • Frequently asked canning questions

    Can food be re-canned if the lid does not seal?
    Canned food can safely be recanned if the unsealed jar is discovered within 24 hours. To re-can, remove the lid and check the jar sealing surface for tiny nicks. Change jar if necessary, add a new treated lid and reprocess using the same processing time.
    Do you really need to leave a certain amount of headspace in the jar?

  • PHOTO: This is my fish
  • Grant approved for regional livestock facility

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, last week approved $4,522,098 in 30 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its June board meeting held at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office.
    Projects include $40,000 for a regional livestock facility. Tim and Wanda Quiggins were approved for up to $40,000 in county funds to construct a multi-purpose facility in Hart County to be available for livestock auctions and shows, youth agricultural organization meetings and clinics, and community events.

  • Farm Calendar: Updated 06/21

    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.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/21

    Kentucky Youth Seminar
    The Kentucky Youth Seminar will be held June 22-24 in Lexington. Local eligible participants will be attending.
     
    Lice check for 4-H Camp
    The mandatory 4-H Camp head lice check will take place 4-5:30 p.m. June 27 at the Extension Office. Bring all medication that will be taken to camp at this time. Girls will need to pay the $2.00 craft fee and t-shits will be distributed.
     
    4-H Camp

  • Controlling insects in stored wheat

    Prior to harvest take the following steps: Clean all equipment and storage bins thoroughly to remove old grain, trash and debris that might contaminate the new crop. Remove spilled grain around pits/hoppers and storage bins to prevent contamination. Treat bin walls and flooring with an approved residual insecticide such as Tempo and Reldan. Treat the outside base of all bins with an approved residual insecticide. Mow, spray or remove weeds/grass/vegetation around storage bins.