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Agriculture

  • Brown harvests six bearded Tom turkey

    John Brown, of Hodgenville, harvested this unique Tom turkey on April 19. It weighed 23.72 pounds and had one-inch spurs. The bird has six beards and would be classified as a non-typical Tom. The total length of the beards measured 40.875 inches. Brown has harvested five double bearded birds and one triple bearded Tom in his hunting career, but this bird is a once in a lifetime trophy and is classified as very rare.
     

  • Farm News: Update April 26, 2011

    Farm Service Agency is relocating
    The Hardin/LaRue Farm Service Agency is moving to 250 Sportsman Lake Road, Elizabethtown, the week of April 25. The office will re-open May 2. Services will be extremely limited; call 765-2702 to ensure service has been restored.
    Garden Project
    LaRue County Community Action will hold its annual garden project 1 p.m. April 28. The program is income based and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Faith Miller at 358-3937.
     

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated April 26, 2011

    Register now for 4-H Camp
    4-H Camp will be June 28-July 1 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp. Applications are available from the Extension Service office or www.ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/summercamp. It is open to LaRue County youth ages 9-14 and in grades 3-8. Cost for campers is $165. An $85 deposit will hold the child’s spot until May 20 when full payment is due. Scholarship applications are available for those with financial need. Space is limited for campers and adult and teen leaders. For more information, call 358-3401.

    Wranglers 4-H Horse Club

  • Success tips for cash hay operation

    As a follow up to last week’s column, let’s consider some additional tips to be profitable in hay production and marketing.
    Develop a plan to first harvest the heaviest production in a timely fashion. This first harvest can be nearly 50 percent of your annual yield on good stands in good years. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

  • Livestock barn exhibited fine carpentry craftsmanship

    This picture on the right, taken several years ago is of a once proud old livestock barn that was a perfect exhibition of the best of LaRue County sawed hardwood lumber and the best of carpentry craftsmanship. I saw this old barn years ago when, while it was deteriorating, what it once was, was easily visible. It is presently only a heap of rotted and rotting lumber.

  • Tara Warren wins 4-H Camp scholarship

    Tara Warren was the winner for the free trip to 4-H Camp that was given away at the annual Extension Expo March 19.

  • Elk hunt lottery application deadline nearing

    The deadline to apply for Kentucky’s elk hunt lottery is fast approaching.
    Lottery applications must be purchased online at fw.ky.gov by midnight April 30.
    New this year, hunters may apply for up to two of four permit types: bull firearms, bull archery or crossbow, cow firearms and cow archery or crossbow. Hunters may not, however, apply twice for one permit type.

  • Orange card exemption available for youth hunters

    Hunters required to complete a hunter education course to legally be in the field, but who haven’t had time to get their orange card, don’t have to miss Kentucky’s spring turkey season which ends May 8.
    Kentucky’s hunter apprentice opportunity - the Temporary Hunter Education Exemption Permit - allows a person otherwise required to carry a course completion card to use the one-time, one-year exemption instead. Hunter education is mandatory when a hunter turns 13 years old, and includes those born on or after Jan. 1, 1975.  

  • Woodrich named Kentucky’s State Conservationist

    Karen Woodrich has been named Kentucky’s USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist.
    Woodrich comes to Kentucky from Champaign, Ill., where she served as the Assistant State Conservationist for Operations.
    She has also served as acting state conservationist in Vermont and an area conservationist covering 23 counties in Iowa.

  • 4-H Calendar

    Register now for 4-H Camp
    4-H Camp will be June 28-July 1 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp. Applications are available from the Extension Office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/summercamp. It is open to LaRue County youth ages 9-14 and in grades 3-8.
    Cost for campers is $165. An $85 deposit will hold the child’s spot until May 20 when full payment is due. Scholarship applications are available for those with financial need. Space is limited for campers and adult and teen leaders. For more information, call 358-3401.