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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • Guide to invasive plants offered through USDA Forest Southern Research Station

    The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station is distributing free copies of a new guide, titled “A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests,” that gives homeowners, gardeners, land managers and others information on controlling and removing invasive plants in the South.

  • FSA program deadlines loom

    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. Exception: Crops insured through NAP must report the earlier of: 15 calendar days before the onset of harvest or grazing, or July 15.
     July 29 - Final date to apply for 2009 Supplement Revenue Assistance Program (SURE).

  • Farm calendar: updated 06/14/2011

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. June 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
    ACRE deadline
    extended to Sept. 1
    The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/14/2011

    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.
     
    4-H Camp
    Local youth, adults and teen leaders will attend 4-H Camp June 28-July 1 at Lake Cumberland.

  • Fusarium head blight in wheat

    The wheat disease Fusarium head blight (FHB) or head scab is at significant levels in many wheat fields across LaRue County and the state.
    FHB attacks wheat near and in the flowering stage. It can be particularly severe during wet weather. The continued wet, cloudy conditions in April provided excellent conditions for infection and likely favored multiple infection periods, which has resulted in a lot of disease development.
    Fusarium head blight is present in wheat fields every year to some extent, but some years are more severe than others.

  • Farm calendar: updated 06/07/2011

    Beef Producers meet June 14
    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 6 p.m. June 14 at Jerry Gaddie’s Farm. The field day program will feature cattle selection, hay harvest and handling, cattle handling and cattle health. Weather may cause changes in the program. Gaddie operates a backgrounding operation on Hall-Gaddie Road south of Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested producers are invited to attend.

    Rabies Clinics

  • 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.