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Agriculture

  • Farm calendar - October 3, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401. A meal will be served, but we do ask that you bring a dessert.

     Composting: Putting your waste to work

  • LaRue County FFA Wins Eastern Region Exposition Competition

    The LaRue County High School FFA Milk Quality and Products team recently competed at the Centennial Eastern States Exposition in Springfield Massachusetts.

    Team members Alexandra Shelton, Lindsey Shelton, Lexi Smith, and Alyssa Miller tested milk samples and different types of cheeses. This team was the very first Kentucky team to ever place first place overall in an FFA competition. Lindsey placed sixth individually, Alexandra placed fourth individually, and Alyssa placed first individually.

  • Southern Nelson Beagle Club news - October 3, 2016
  • Think about safety during fall harvest

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Farm vehicles on public roads are annually involved in thousands of injury accidents in the United States, and more than 200 collisions involving farm machinery on public roads occur in Kentucky every year. Thus, people driving farm machinery and those driving vehicles should be especially careful and watchful.

  • LaRue Co. 4-H tours state Capitol
  • Shortening the Breeding Season

    It’s pretty easy for most beef producers to understand that the more calves they sell, the more money they are going to make. Gross income and profitability are driven by the reproductive rate. So, reproductive management is an important but sometimes overlooked aspect of beef cow-calf operations.

    A high reproductive rate in the herd increases the number of calves and can also increase weights at market. A tight breeding season can lower labor costs and the overall cost of production by increasing feed and other efficiencies.

  • 4-H calendar - September 28, 2016

    4-H Teen Club

    The LaRue County 4-H Teen Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 30 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  The Teen Club is open to 7th-12th grade students.

    Cotton Candy

    LaRue County 4-H will be selling cotton candy during Lincoln Days on October 1.  If you would like to volunteer to help at the booth, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Country Ham Auction

  • 4-H fall activities

    Support 4-H during Lincoln Days

    Each year the LaRue County 4-H Program sells cotton candy at Lincoln Days as one of its fundraisers.  Visit the 4-H booth downtown this Saturday during Lincoln Days to enjoy a bag of cotton candy while supporting the local 4-H program.  Cotton candy sells for $2 a bag.

  • 4-H Calendar - September 21, 2016

    Canoe and Kayak Club

    The 4-H Canoe and Kayak Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 at at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24 at 100 Carter Brothers Road in Hodgenville.  New members are invited to attend.

     4-H Council

  • Farm calendar - September 21, 2016

    University of Kentucky Beef Bash

    The 2016 University of Kentucky Beef Bash is scheduled at 9 a.m. CT on Thursday, September 22. The event is being held at UK’s Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY. The Hardin County Extension office has chartered a bus to transport interested producers to the event. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of the bus. For more information or to reserve a seat on the bus, please contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 270-358-3401.