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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • FFA members excel at State FFA Convention

    The Kentucky Association of FFA held its 82th Annual State Convention on June 7-9 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Twenty-one members of the LaRue County FFA chapter attended the State FFA Convention this year, but several others were recognized for their previous accomplishments.
    During convention members participated in a number of activities and excelled.
    Lydia Richardson was selected as the state runner-up in the Soybean Association YouTube Video Contest receiving $2,000 for her and $2,000 for the FFA Chapter.

  • Aaron Wheeler wins second State FFA Award

    Aaron Thomas Shawler Wheeler, a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and member of the LaRue County FFA Chapter, was named the State FFA Outdoor Recreation-Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency award winner and received a $250 check at the State FFA convention. He will advance to compete for national honors.
    Each state winner will be judged at the national contest and rated gold, silver or bronze. Four national finalists will be chosen with each receiving a $500 award and plaque.

  • FSA county committee nominations begin today

    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins June 15.
    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.

  • Prevented planting report should be submitted July 15

    Due to Kentucky’s weather creating delays in planting, the Kentucky Farm Service Agency is extending the 2011 date to report prevented planting for all crops except small grains to July 15, to coincide with the crop reporting deadline. Normally, producers are required to file this notification on prevented planting with their FSA office within 15 days of the respective crop’s final planting date.