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Agriculture

  • Farm News: Updated 10-04

    Beef Producers meet
    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The guest speaker will be 19th District State Representative Michael Meredith who serves on the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Small Business. A meal will be served. All interested producers are invited to attend.
     
    Kentucky Grazing Conference

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-04

    Livestock Club
    The 4-H Livestock Club meets 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Extension Office. All youth planning to show livestock through 4-H must obtain a minimum of six hours of educational training by attending meetings. For more information, contact Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

    Cloverbuds meet
    The Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Extension Office. The group is open to ages 5 to 8 or kindergarten through third grade.

    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club meets 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Extension Office.

  • Adyani takes first place in LaRue County Farm Bureau Variety Show

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau Variety Show was held Sept. 24 in conjunction with the annual meeting.
    First place was Amanda Adyani singing Taylor Swift’s “Our Song.” She is the daughter of Bonnie and Jason Wolford. She will represent LaRue County at the Kentucky Farm Bureau District 3 contest on Nov. 3 in Grayson County.
    Second place was Rachel Sheffer with a dance performance of “To the Sky.” Third Place was Caleb Sheffer with a dramatic interpretation of “A Ref’s Point of View – Volger on the Line.”
     

  • Auction Academy graduate wins state FFA Auctioneering Championship

    Cody Howell of Hodgenville had his eye on winning the coveted FFA Kentucky State Auctioneering Championship for a long time.
    Just last year, good friend and fellow Kentucky Auction Academy graduate Alex Popplewell won the title and proudly displays the championship belt buckle every chance he gets. Now, the two good friends have matching trophies they can wear with their best pair of jeans and their blue corduroy jackets with the familiar FFA gold embroidery.

  • Fall wheat planting may not be wise

    Corn, soybean, and wheat prices (but not yields) have all done well this year.  As a result, grain farmers may be considering planting wheat this fall and follow with a soybean double crop. However, double-crop soybeans are more susceptible to summer drought and typically yield about 20 percent less than full season soybeans. Let’s consider an example of a planting decision and possible implications using a UK Ag. Economics web based decision aid.

  • Pumpkin crops do well despite extreme heat and lack of rain

    This year’s excessive heat and lack of rain hasn’t had a major effect on pumpkin and gourd crops, according to Becky Wilmoth of  “Wilmoth’s Pumpkins & More.”
    Wilmoth who owns the pumpkin patch with her husband, Eric and three sons Wade, 8, Levi, 9 and Trent, 17 said this year hasn’t been as bad as it could have been.
    “Most things did pretty well,” said Wilmoth. “Excessive heat and not enough rain caused a few things to not get as big as they usually would have.”

  • Cody Howell wins State Fair auctioneer contest

    Cody Howell of Hodgenville had his eye on winning the coveted FFA Kentucky State Auctioneering Championship for a long time.

    Just last year, good friend and fellow Kentucky Auction Academy graduate Alex Popplewell won the title and proudly displays the championship belt buckle every chance he gets. Now, the two good friends have matching trophies they can wear with their best pair of jeans and their blue corduroy jackets with the familiar FFA gold embroidery.

  • PHOTO: Ruler of the roost
  • Farm News: Updated 09/28

    Noninsured crop disaster assistance for
    barley and popcorn
    Barley and popcorn are no longer insurable through crop insurance for LaRue County. Producers are required to purchase noninsured crop disaster assistance insurance through Farm Service Agency to maintain eligibility for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE) purposes.
    Contact the FSA office at 765-2702 before Sept. 30 for barley and March 15, 2012 for popcorn.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0927

    Sept. 30 – 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheet deadline. Submit to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m.
    Oct. 4 – Wranglers 4-H Horse Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office
    Oct. 10 – 4-H Livestock Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office
    Oct. 11 – Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. at the Extension Office; 4-H Poultry Club meets 3:30-5 p.m. at the Extension Office
    Oct. 14 – 4-H Record Book deadline