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Agriculture

  • Farm News updated 11-30

    FSA ballots mailed
    The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5. The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center or call 765-2702.

  • 4-H to hold awards banquet Monday

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers will be recognized Monday, Dec. 5 at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet. The Banquet will be held at the Extension Office and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    The meal is potluck with the 4-H Council providing the meat, drinks and paper products. All 4-H members are welcome to attend; however invitations were mailed to those who will be receiving recognition during the banquet. Please RSVP if you will be attending by calling 358-3401.

  • Fall soil sampling is encouraged

    Fall soil sampling allows farmers and gardeners time to utilize UK research-based fertility recommendations before spring planting. With the recent rain, actually taking the samples should be easier now, too.
    The turn-around time for samples from the Extension Office to the University of Kentucky Soil Testing Lab is much faster in the fall, usually within a week, because fewer people are submitting samples this time of year.  
    Spring turnaround time can approach three weeks during the busiest times.

  • PHOTOS: 4-H Club Officers
  • FFA members attend rodeo

    Thirty-nine LaRue County FFA members attended the North American Championship Rodeo Nov. 11 at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Members could attain a ticket by selling 15 or more boxes of fruit for the annual fundraiser.
    The rodeo was held as part of the North American International Livestock Exposition. Members visited the Giant Country Store and watched events such as the Draft Horse show.
    The rodeo was the invitational finals for the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association. Events included calf roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.

  • Farm News updated 11-21

    FSA ballots mailed
    The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5. The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center or call 765-2702.

    Enrollment date change
    The enrollment date for DCP and ACRE programs has changed and will begin Jan. 23, 2012. In the past, enrollment began Oct. 1 for both contracts.

    Dead animal pickup

  • 4-H Calendar updated 11-21

    4-H Council
    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to serve on the council should contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@uky.edu. The council oversees the county-wide 4-H program as far as planning, evaluating and funding.

    Piggy bank deadline

  • Piggy Bank Design Contest open to LaRue County youth; entries due Dec. 2

    LaRue County youth are encouraged to design and make their own piggy bank to enter in the annual Piggy Bank Design Contest. The entries are due by Friday, Dec. 2. Completed entries may be submitted to the LaRue County Extension Office, located at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville.  
    The second annual competition is used to promote America Saves Week which will take place Feb. 19-25, 2012.

  • Soybean variety plot results now available

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts corn and soybean variety plots in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. Recently, we looked at this year’s corn plot results. This week we will look at the soybean results. They, too, were on the Kevin McCubbin farm.
    The soybean plot was planted June 17 and harvested Nov. 11. All varieties were Roundup Ready Group III or IV. The field was planted no-till following corn in Nicholson soil. The beans were planted in 15-inch rows at about 160,000 seeds per acre.

  • Farm Service Agency offers electronic news service

    Farmers and ranchers in Kentucky now have a more efficient, timely option for receiving important Farm Safety Agency program eligibility requirements, deadlines and related information.

    “FSA is now offering free online communications through our GovDelivery electronic news service,” said McCauley. “News will now be sent via e-mail right to your home or farm office or to your Smartphone – allowing you to receive immediate notification of farm program news that is pertinent to your agricultural operation,” he said.