• Landowners, farmers, producers encouraged to apply for assistance through NRCS

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit the local Conservation Service office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities.
    The application process is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds is Nov. 15.

  • Meredith visits LaRue Cattlemen’s Association

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association hosted Kentucky’s 19th House District Representative Michael Lee Meredith Oct. 11. Meredith’s district comprises Edmonson, Hart and LaRue Counties.  
    Meredith updated the Association on recent activities in Frankfort.  Various issues that were discussed were the fuel conversion experiments, animal and disease traceability, tobacco moisture density issues and state budget issues.  

  • Farm News: Updated 10-18

    Making Money Growing Food
    The program “Making Money Growing Food” will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Saint Catherine Mother House in Springfield. Registration is at 8:15 a.m. Sessions include large volume sales, livestock distribution projects, specialty products, public school food service, the wine market and regulations. No charge to attend but pre-registration is required at http://www.planetreg.com/E827193846217 or call Dennis Morgeson at 1-859-336-7741.

    Kentucky Beef Conference

  • AgrAbility program provides assistance to farmers with disabilities

    Kentucky AgrAbility helps farmers with disabilities find ways to continue farming by providing education and assistance so they can cope with or accommodate a disability.
    The program provides technical assistance through direct help to agricultural families with assistive technology, worksite modification and independent living modifications.
    AgrAbility is also the major information resource for farming with a disability and reaches out through direct personal contact; mail and Internet delivery; and public education and outreach.

  • PHOTO: Young hunter makes good harvest
  • PHOTO: Young hunter makes good harvest
  • Students learn safety tips at Ag Awareness Day

    According to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. With the death rate in Kentucky agriculture two to three times higher than the national average it is easily understood why farm safety awareness is important.
    Ag Awareness Day at LaRue County High School offers a chance for 8th graders to learn farm safety and general agricultural awareness from FFA students.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-12

    Pumpkin decorating
    4-H pumpkin decorating will take place 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Extension Office for 4-H members ages 9-18. Pumpkins will be provided by Hinton’s Orchard. Supplies will be provided for decorating or participants may bring their own if they choose. Pumpkins will be judged by age groups. If your child is not a 4-H member, they are welcome to attend and you may complete a 4-H enrollment form at that time.  

    Record Book deadline
    The 4-H Record Book deadline is Oct. 14.

  • 4-H record books are due Oct. 14

    4-H members are encouraged to submit their record books by Friday, Oct. 14.  Record books will be judged and the winning junior division record books will advance to the district competition.  
    Awards for all record book participants and winners will be presented at the annual 4-H awards banquet on Dec. 5 at the Extension Office.
    Also, all record book participants were invited to attend the achievement trip to Mammoth Cave.  

  • Commemorate your fish or game with free online certificates

    A new online tool from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will allow hunters, anglers and trappers to create personalized certificates to help celebrate their experiences.
    Users can upload photos of their fish or game and enter details about their experiences to produce printable certificates suitable for framing.
    The certificate program is available from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s website at fw.ky.gov.