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Agriculture

  • Farm News: Updated 07/12

    State Fair entry
    deadlines
    The Kentucky State Fair will be Aug. 18-28, but entry deadlines are as follows: Open livestock entries must be postmarked by July 10. Open Show livestock may enter after July 10 by paying a double entry fee, but no open livestock entries will be accepted after July 25. Rabbit entries must be postmarked by July 18. Most entries can be made at www.kystatefair.org.

    Pork Producers
    meeting July 18

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 07/12

    Dog Club meets for practice
    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. July 16 at the Extension Office. Bring your dog on a leash. This is practice before the show to be held the following Saturday.
     
    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 21 at the New Haven Gun Club.
     
    Dog Club Show

  • Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio

    A new and potentially serious threat to some of North America’s most beautiful trees was recently detected in the southwestern town of Bethel, Ohio, across the Ohio River from Campbell County, Kentucky.  The invasive insect known as the Asian Longhorned Beetle is among a growing number of exotic, invasive pests to threaten the nation’s forests. The beetle can significantly damage both rural and urban forests, but so far, has had the greatest impact in urban areas.

  • PHOTO: Return from KFB conference
  • It’s county fair week - enter your crop exhibits

    The 2011 LaRue County Fair will be July 22-30 and LaRue county residents are encouraged to enter crop and livestock exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 104th LaRue County Community Fair.
    Let’s look this week at crop exhibits.  Specific details for all the exhibits and events can be reviewed in the last week‘s 2011 LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo supplement in The LaRue County Herald News.  It can help you meet the rules and regulations for these and other County Fair events.  

  • PHOTO: Farming and religion

    David Robertson of Hodgenville drove his John Deere tractor and hay rake past First Baptist Church of Hodgenville.

  • PHOTO: Beef Association Field Day winners
  • Grants exceed $1 million for Kentucky Farmworker Programs

    The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $1,210,852 grant to Kentucky Farmworker Programs Inc. to support training, employment and support services for migrants, seasonal farmworkers and their families.
    “This investment is important to Kentucky’s agriculture and rural economy,” said Roger Thomas, GOAP Executive Director. “The services provided through Kentucky Farmworker Programs Inc. will remove barriers so that eligible farmworkers can enter into or remain in training and help stabilize their employment.”

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 07/06

    Shooting Sports Club meets July 21
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice July 21.
     

  • Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange offers hands-on learning

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is partnering with Purdue University to offer the fourth annual Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange. The two-day meeting will give dairy producers an opportunity to visit other dairies and learn the latest from UK and Purdue specialists Aug. 2-3 in Fort Wayne, Ind. and the surrounding area.
    Dairy specialists from both universities believe Kentucky and Indiana producers share many common challenges and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.