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Agriculture

  • 4-H Country Ham Auction at Lincoln Days

    As the State Fair has concluded, we have now wrapped up the 4-H Country Ham project for 2016. 

    We will be holding an auction for the country hams at noon on Saturday of Lincoln Days on the main stage.  Minimum bid is $35.  Each child who participated in the project has the option to sell one of their hams.

  • Harvesting and storing ear corn

    Most of our corn in LaRue County is shelled off of the cob, but we still have several farmers that pick and store ear corn. Here is some helpful information from UK Extension Agricultural Engineer Sam McNeill to keep in mind when harvesting and storing ear corn.

    Corn that will be harvested and stored on the ear should be allowed to dry in the field as long as weather is favorable and stalk strength is adequate. During field dry-down, be aware that moisture in the cob is much higher than the kernel for corn above 15%.

  • Boyd elected to Southern States Board

    Jimmy Boyd of Hodgenville and Kerby Grey of Cecilia were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin Cooperative in Elizabethtown on September 8, 2016.

    More than 75 stockholder members and their families attended the meeting. The meeting also included a report by Southern States Dealer Sales Manager Don Thomas of Herndon who reported on the major developments at the Cooperative during the past year.

  • Farm Bureau Annual Meeting,Youth Contest

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Outstanding Youth Farm Bureau Youth Contest will be held September 22 at 7 p.m. at the LaRue County Farm Bureau offices located in Hodgenville.

    Contestants must be at least 15-years-old at the time of county contest, and not have reached 19 years of age by January 1, 2017. Contestants must be a member or parent/guardian must be a member of LaRue County Farm Bureau to participate.

    There will be two areas of competition; a personal interview and a two minute prepared speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau.

  • Farm calendar - September 14, 2016

    LaRue County Hay Wrapper Demonstration/Training

    The LaRue County Conservation District received agriculture development money to purchase two in-line hay bale wrappers. On Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the LaRue County Conservation District office. Equipment will be presented to the public. There will be training on how to use the equipment properly, and when and how this equipment should be used for the most benefit to your farming operation. Training is required for renting the equipment and attendance at this event will fulfill those requirements.

  • Sallee wins champion ram
  • Composting puts fall leaves to good use

    As the fall season progresses, many folks obtain large amounts of leaves and other yard wastes that need to be removed from their property.  Composting is a practice that is beneficial to the environment and at the same time allows property owners to get rid of these different yard wastes in an effective manner.

  • Fall is a good time to sample soil

    Fall is a great time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

    Doing it now can allow you plenty of time to follow fertility recommendations before planting season, and that could end up saving you time and money. When you receive the soil test results, look at the recommendations for lime and pH, a measure of soil acidity that affects plants’ uptake of all nutrients. If the soil pH is too low, it decreases the uptake of essential nutrients, and elements like aluminum and manganese can become toxic to growing plant roots.

  • Local Youth Participate in the State 4-H Sewing Skillathon

    LaRue County was represented at the State 4-H Sewing Skillathon for the first time this year at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Abigail Sallee and Rachel Lope participated as a team in the junior division of the State 4-H Sewing Skillathon.  They brought a sewing machine for the competition and were given a project to make during a set amount of time.

    The team earned a blue ribbon and placed 4th out of the junior level teams.

  • Farm calendar - September 7, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. EDT 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.

    LaRue County Hay Wrapper Demonstration/Training