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Agriculture

  • 4-H Calendar: updated 1228

    Cooking Club
    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.  
     
    Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-4 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.

  • Farm News: updated 1228

    Extension District Board to meet
    The LaRue County Extension District Board will meet noon, Jan. 4 at the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Officer elections will be held. The meeting is open to the public.

    Private pesticide applicator training

  • 4-Hers recognized at banquet

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet.
    The Outstanding 4-H members for 2011 were named. The Junior Division includes 4-H members who are 9-13 and the Senior Division includes members who are 14-18.
    Based on points earned for 4-H activities completed during the year, Sierra Mullins was the 2011 Outstanding Senior 4-H Member.

  • Protect livestock from cold weather

    With winter comes the possibility of cold stress on livestock. The three most important things livestock producers need to do to protect livestock from cold stresses is to provide sufficient water, ample high-quality feed and weather protection.
    Livestock need water to aid digestion. Be sure your livestock always have plenty of clean water in liquid form. Dirty water is a host for disease organisms and some animals might not know how or be able to break through ice to reach water. 

  • CSP cut-off set for Jan. 13

    The ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program is Jan. 13, according to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1220

    Cooking Club
    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.  
     Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-4 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.

  • Farm News updated 1220

    LaRue County Extension District Board to meet
    The LaRue County Extension District Board will meet noon, Jan. 4 at the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Officer elections will be held. The meeting is open to the public.  
     
    Dead animal pickup
    For dead animal pickup, call Bluegrass Recycling at 1-888-744-1186. The cost is $87.50 and the LaRue County Conservation District will reimburse the landowner 75 percent of the cost with receipt. For more information, call the Conservation District office at 358-3132.

  • Sheep and Goat office awarded $40,000 grant

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office for $40,000 in state Agricultural Development Funds to continue the services provided by the office to sheep and goat producers.
    These funds will help continue the organization’s marketing and education efforts through their multi-state publication HoofPrint Magazine, which spotlights Kentucky producers, members, extension and Department of Agriculture specialists. This project also includes three part-time staff positions for the office.

  • Cold weather may bring in Kudzu bug

    As the weather grows colder, many insects will enter people’s homes in search of warmth and shelter. A new pest that could enter homes this winter is the kudzu bug, said Doug Johnson, extension entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Emerald ash borer found in Hardin County

    The emerald ash borer has been found in six new Kentucky counties as a result of the 2011 trapping survey conducted by the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist.
    The borer, an invasive insect pest of ash trees, is now found in Anderson, Boyle, Bracken, Garrard, Hardin and Scott counties. The borer was already known to exist in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Fayette, Jessamine, Franklin, Henry, Owen, Shelby, Woodford, Boyd, Greenup, Jefferson and Oldham counties.