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Agriculture

  • Local Small Ruminant Profit School

      A Small Ruminant Profit School for interested goat and sheep producers will be offered locally this fall and winter. The School is a five session class course spread over a six months period.  It is designed for beginning sheep and goat producers, but all producers are welcome.

  • Volunteers needed to help with sewing classes
  • 2015 county corn variety plot results

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2015 was Fresh Start Farms operated by Ryan Bivens. Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day.

    Farmers can use this yield information, along with the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test, and other plot data to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • 4-H News - September 9, 2015
  • 4-H Calendar - August 12, 2015

    4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on Wednesday, August 12 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. 

    4-H Teen Leadership Academy

    Applications are due to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21 for teens wanting to be considered for the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy. The nine month leadership program is open to teens who are in grades 8 to 11. Only 5 people will be selected to participate from LaRue County.

  • Soybean Promotion Board re-elects local farmer

    The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board, the entity responsible for investing Kentucky’s soybean checkoff funds, re-elected Keith Tapp of Sebree as its 2015-2016 Chairman during the Board’s recent summer meeting.

  • 4-H Wranglers
  • 4-Hers participate in Kentucky Youth Seminar at UK

    Top participants in the local American Private Enterprise Seminar attended the state program known as Kentucky Youth Seminar.  The seminar was held in Lexington at the University of Kentucky Campus.  Participants were: Benjamin Locke, Shayne Wathen, Jesse Gehr, Nicholas Sullivan and JC Dunn.  Darrell Locke participated as an adult volunteer.

  • Farm Calendar - August 12, 2015

    Farmers Market – Last Week

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the last event of this year, Thursday, August 13, at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. For more information contact the Extension Office, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    No-till drills

  • Field day scheduled in Magnolia

    An agricultural field day will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 28 at the farm of Brad Hines in Magnolia at 11945 North Jackson Highway. The purpose of the event is to display his recently installed Best Management Practices project to the community.

    The free event is open to the public and will feature tours of the installed best management practices, soil and water conservation demonstrations and information, games for kids, and lunch.