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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: Poster and Essay Contest

    Four students from LaRue County were winners in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's annual Poster and Essay Contest. Honored at the Ag Day Luncheon Friday at Locust Trace AgriScience Farm near Lexington were, front from left: essay winners Anthony Pike, a home-schooled third-grader, and Cyrus Bivens, a first-grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School; back, poster winner Richard Pike, a home-schooled eighth-grader, and essay winner Chasity Bryant, a sophomore at LaRue County High School.

  • Extension Expo is Saturday at LCHS

    The 33rd annual Extension Expo will be held Saturday, March 21, in the LaRue County High School gym.
    Seventy vendors, including commercial, service and government agencies, have rented booths to provide information and giveaways – and to meet the public. Booths will be set up by 10 a.m. and close by 2 p.m.

  • KDA announces poster and essay winners

    KDA Poster and Essay Contest winners honored

     Winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest received awards at a luncheon March 13 at Locust Trace AgriScience Farm in Lexington.

  • COLUMN: Livestock Indemnity Program provides benefits to producers

     The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the Livestock Indemnity Program to provide benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather such as we have had recently. LIP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

    Owners of most types of livestock may be eligible for LIP. To be eligible for LIP, a livestock producer must have legally owned the eligible livestock on the day the livestock died.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 18, 2015

     Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold a safety meeting 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.

     

    Arts & Crafts Explorers

    The 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5:00 p.m. March 25 at the Extension office.

     

    Cloverbuds meet

    4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 25 at the Extension office.

     

    Knitting class

  • PHOTOS: LaRue County Cattlemen meet
  • PHOTO: Livestock Club competes at WKU

     Natalie Gentry, left, and Abby Sallee competed at Western Kentucky University on March 9 in the 4-H Livestock Skillathon.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Skillathon

     Natalie Gentry place eighth at the 4-H Skillathon at Western Kentucky Universtiy against more than 60 competitors in her age group in the Quality Assurance portion of the testing.

  • 4-Hers are 'hammin' it up'
  • Farm Calendar - March 11, 2015

     Goat and Sheep Producers meet

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the LaRue County Extension office. Dr. Beth Johnson, DVM, will discuss health regulations and common diseases seen in small ruminants in Kentucky. Extension Expo, which will be March 21 at the high school, will also be discussed. A meal will be provided. Anyone interested in goat or sheep production is invited to attend. 

     

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