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Agriculture

  • Farmers' markets expand acess for low-income Kentucky families

    Low-income families can use their SNAP benefits to buy fresh, nutritious local foods at more Kentucky farmers’ markets than ever before, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.

    Up to 225 farmers’ markets and individual producers now use Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) equipment – a more than 10-fold increase from 21 markets in 2010. The EBT equipment enables customers to buy foods at farmers’ markets with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) benefits and to pay with debit or credit cards.

  • Cattle and Hot Weather

    It is Hot! Periods of heat stress call for cattle producers to make sure their animals are adequately prepared. One of the most important things producers can do is provide cool, clean drinking water. Providing an adequate source of drinking water helps to keep animals’ internal body temperatures within normal limits.

    Above ground water lines need to be shaded so they do not can act as solar water heaters and make the water too hot to drink.

  • Nigerian Educators visit Shady Rest Farm
  • Farm Calendar - July 29, 2015

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6  p.m. on Thursdays through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and more.

    Split Fair

  • 4-H Calendar - July 29, 2015

    4-H project entry for fair exhibits

    4-H Project entry day for county fair exhibits will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 29, at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • 4-H Teen Leadership Academy
  • USDA accepting more farmland for wildlife habitat in Kentucky

    Kentucky Farm Service Agency Executive Director John W. McCauley recently announced that an additional 1,100 acres of agricultural land in Kentucky will be eligible to receive funding for wildlife habitat restoration.

  • Stockpiling Tall Fescue

    Stockpiling fescue can be defined as growing pasture for later use. This typically means applying nitrogen to tall fescue pastures in August, letting them grow through the fall, and then grazing during the late fall and early winter.

    The best pastures to target are those with the thickest stands of fescue. Fescue responds extremely well to nitrogen applications in late summer and has an amazing ability to retain its nutrient value through the winter. Phosphate and potash should be applied as needed.

  • AGstravaganza schedule

    AGstravaganza schedule

    Wednesday, July 29

    (FREE Gate Admission)

    10 a.m. : 4-H and FFA Exhibits

    Agriculture Display Judging

    Open Crops Exhibits

     

    Thursday, July 30

    (FREE Gate Admission / $5 per person Admission for Tractor Pull)

    10 a.m.: Open Breeding Sheep Show

    4-H and FFA Sheep Show

    Open Market Lamb Show

    3 p.m.: Weigh in for Goat Show

    3:45 p.m.: Boer Goat and Dairy Goat Shows

    4-H and FFA Market Goat Show

  • Farm Calendar - July 22, 2015

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays now through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Split Fair