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Agriculture

  • FSA Committee candidates sought

     The Elizabethtown Farm Service Agency, which serves LaRue and Hardin Counties, appoints one or two advisors to the County Committee (COC) to ensure a fair representation for socially disadvantaged groups. Solicitation of candidates is being requested.

  • January brings state annual events

     The 2012 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will be Jan. 5-6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. The Conference features a host of concurrent session topics related to fruit and vegetable production.

  • Raglands honored by Soybean Association

     Caleb and Leanne Ragland of Hodgenville, have been named American Soybean Association/DuPont Young Leaders for 2012. They were chosen to represent Kentucky in a program involving soybean producer participants from 20 states and Canada.

  • Arbor Day Foundation offering 10 free trees

     Kentucky residents can receive 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.

    By becoming a member of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, you will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees.

  • PHOTO: Gregory harvests deer
  • 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.