• Serenity
  • COLUMN: 4-H Shooting Sports volunteers needed

     Kentucky 4-H members will learn about safety during the 22nd annual Shooting Sports Camp April 3-6 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp. Statewide, 120 members may sign up to participate, along with more than 80 adult and teen instructors and adult volunteers.

    Shooting Sports Camp is for youth ages 9 to 13. Camp falls during the school's spring break.

  • COLUMN: Lincoln's legacy affected agriculture

     Native son Abraham Lincoln's 204th birthday is celebrated this week. Born on a farm here in LaRue County, Lincoln had a significant impact on LaRue County and American agriculture.

    Raised on farms in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, young Lincoln obviously did the farm chores of feeding livestock, planting seeds and weeding that all pioneer farm boys did. Even his famous rail splitting abilities were related to clearing the land for farming.

  • Green County's Farm Service Agency to close

    Green County FSA closes

    Green County’s Farm Service Agency will close Feb. 28.

    John W. McCauley, executive director for the USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency, said FSA services once handled at the Green County office will be provided by the Taylor County FSA office, 1105 S. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville. The phone number is 270-465-4651.

    Producers can elect to transfer records to another county.

    The Green County office is the latest victim of a mass consolidation effort due to “budget-related challenges.”

  • COLUMN: What you feed will grow

     “Guard your mind” seems to be the admonition of the writer of Proverbs 23:7 when he says, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” Be careful what goes into your mind for it determines what your life will be like.

    Some fill their minds with negative and destructive thoughts. The result is that they become pessimistic about life.

  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 6, 2013

     Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports will hold practice 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the New Haven Gun Club. The club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month, weather permitting.


    Dog Club, no dogs

    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Extension office. Do not bring dogs to this meeting. Dogs are allowed at the next meeting, 2-3 p.m. Feb. 23. New members are welcome to attend.


    Livestock Club

  • Farm Calendar - Feb. 6, 2013

     Beef Producers meet

    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the LaRue County Extension office. Jeff Clark with Dow AgroServices will discuss weed control in pastures. A meal sponsored by Southern States will be provided.


    Beef quality assurance training

  • PHOTO: Extension Expo organizers honored

     LaRue County Extension Expo was a recipient of the Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence. The Extension Expo was recognized for 30 years of success in showcasing Extension and LaRue County to the community. Caleb Ragland, Council president, received the award from award committee member Rita Williams.

  • PHOTO: Extension: Award of Excellence

     LaRue County High School’s Agricultural Program was a recipient of the Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence at the annual Extension Council Leadership Banquet on Jan. 28. The Vocational Agricultural Curriculum, the FFA organization, the Young Farmers Association and LCHS agriculture teachers Tim Quiggins and Misty Bivens were recognized. All have made significant contributions to LaRue County agriculture and the community. Above, from left, Bivens and Quiggins, Young  Farmer President Joe Stults, FFA President Shea Elswick and award committee member Jill Gray.

  • COLUMN: Certified forage feed is the best buy

     Spring seems a long way off, but farmers should begin planning now for this year’s forage seed purchases. Let’s discuss some things for you to consider now for this farm investment.

    Buying certified seed is one of the few investments that gives you a guaranteed high rate of return.