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Agriculture

  • Bullfrog season open

    The nightly chorus of the bullfrog is considered by many to be the song of summer.
    People, who spend a night sloshing through ponds and creeks gigging bullfrogs and then fry up their meaty legs for breakfast with eggs and hash browns, understand the allure of the bullfrog season.
    Kentucky’s bullfrog season extends through five months of warm weather, running through Oct. 31.
    The daily limit is 15 bullfrogs. By regulation, each day of taking bullfrogs begins at noon and ends at noon the following day.

  • FSA office nominations

    Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees.
    To hold office as a county committee member, 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 (LAA) in which the person is a candidate. A complete list of eligibility requirements is posted at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/fsa_ccelections_2011.pdf.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/07/2011

    4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training
    The 4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training will take place 6 p.m. June 8 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Cooking Club picnic
    The 4-H Cooking Club will have a picnic at the Lincoln Farm picnic area 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 9. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert item. The club will provide the meat and drinks.  
     
    Rabbit Club picnic at Lincoln Farm

  • Flooded forage cut for hay may affect livestock

    Flood damaged forage may have elevated levels of ash or bacterial contamination. Both must be considered when feeding livestock.
    Internal mineral content of forages is usually 6 to 8 percent and forage normally has 2 to 4 percent soil contamination is largely silica (sand) and of no nutritional value to animals. This means that forage fed to animals should be increased when ash levels are above 10 to 12 percent and the value of forage reduced correspondingly.

  • 4-H calendar

    Gardening Club
    The 4-H Gardening will meet at 10:30 a.m. June 4 at Lee’s Garden Center.
     
    4-H Council
    The 4-H Council will meet at noon June 6 at the Extension Service office.
     
    Horse Club
    The Wranglers 4-H Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 7.
     
    4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training
    The 4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training will take place 6 p.m. June 8 at the Extension Service office.

  • Tips for holding tobacco transplants

    Due to wet weather, tobacco growers are having to hold field-ready transplants. Below are some brief suggestions for holding transplants.
    Maintain a low level of fertility:  Reducing fertility levels to the 25 to 50 parts per million of nitrogen will slow growth and reduce the amount of rank green leaf material that is susceptible to bacterial rots. 

  • Farm News

    GAP Training
    Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training will be offered at the Extension Service office beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 6. This training will qualify individuals to receive a Kentucky Department of Agriculture GAP Training Certificate.  Producers providing samples at Farmer’s Markets and KFB Certified Roadside Markets must possess a KDA GAP Training certificate. Training requires about two hours and is free.

    Taste of LaRue County

  • Farm program deadlines

    Kentucky producers are reminded of the following program deadlines.
    •June 1 – Final date to enroll in the 2011 Average Crop Revenue Election program and the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP).
    •July 15 – Final date to report acreage on all other crops and land uses, except small grains, including CRP acreage. Production reporting deadline for NAP crops for previous year’s production except small grains.

  • Eating local: Farm-to-school gaining ground as way to fight childhood obesity and otherwise improve students’ nutrition

    With the faint hue of green appearing in thousands of gardens and farms, the growing season has officially begun in Kentucky. While most of the resulting produce is destined for store shelves and personal pantries, there is growing demand for it to appear in kitchens that haven’t seen locally-grown fruit and vegetables for decades but are keys to children’s nutrition.

  • 4-H Calendar

    Reality Store
    The 4-H Reality Store will be held May 27 for all the LCMS eighth graders. Volunteers are needed to help with the various booths. If you are interested in volunteering, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

    Dog Club
    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. May 28 at the Extension Service office. You may bring your dog to the meeting. It must be on a leash.
     
    Cooking Club