• 4-H News
  • Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum

    LaRue County 4-H Volunteers recently attended the Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum held in Lexington.  The event included workshops as well as two recognition events. Workshops were offered on a variety of subjects in order to help volunteers bring back new ideas and programs to their county.  Livestock and horse volunteer earned hours toward their required recertification.

  • Zika Virus, what you need to know

    There has been a lot of discussion about the Zika Virus lately, after several cases have occurred in the United States; however, health officials and entomologists state Kentuckians face little risk. The aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads the Zika virus, has not been found in Kentucky.

  • Local farmer donates to library’s homeschool program

    Friends of the LaRue County Public Library has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmers Dennis and Janet Cruse of LaRue County.

    The Friends will use this donation to support the LaRue County Public Library’s Homeschool Program. The Homeschool Program is the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. This semester the kids are learning about music. The money will help purchase books, program supplies and possible presenters.

  • Farm Calendar – February 24, 2016

    Private Pesticide Applicator Training

    The Hardin County Extension Office will conduct Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Friday, February 26 at their office located at 201 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.  Two sessions will be offered, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 2:00 p.m. Call 270-765-4121 for more information.

    Thistle Spraying Sign up Deadline

  • 4-H Calendar - February 17, 2016

    4-H Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Communications Contest

    The 4-H Communications Contest deadline is Friday, February 19 at 4:30 p.m..  Please make sure entries including poems are turned in to the Extension Office by that time.

    4-H Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Arts and Crafts Explores Club

  • 4-H Shooting Sports Club Elects Officers

    The Shooting Sports Club held their annual chili supper cook-off and meeting on February 11th. 

    Tony Warner won the bragging rights for having the best chili this year. 

    Officers were also elected at the meeting.  The following were elected: President, Mason Lane; Vice President, Amaris Lane; Secretary, Tommy Wilmoth and Treasurer, Ephraim Morgan

    Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

  • Farm Calendar – February 17, 2016

    2016 Mid-South Stocker Conference

  • Cattleman’s Chili Cook-off

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association held its second annual Chili Cook-Off contest at its February 9 meeting.  There were two awards given at the event, the Judges’ Choice Award and the Peoples’ Choice Award.

    First Place of the Judges’ Choice Award went to Autumn Bailey, second place went to Robbie Ward and Third place went to Ruby Garrison.  First Place of the Peoples’ Choice Award went to Autumn Bailey, second place went to Randy Ward and Third place went to Phyllis Gentry.

  • Establishing a good landlord/tenant relationships

    With falling commodity prices the last few years, things have been crazy in the world of farmland rental. Questions have begun coming into the office about farm leases. How much should I be getting for my farm? Is it right for my tenant to want to lower my lease payments? What about crop share or Flex Leases? The list goes on and on. With all of the discussion about farm leases, I think now is a good time to look back at the basics of farm leasing.