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Agriculture

  • AG TAG Program supports the triple crown of agriculture

    This March, Kentucky farmers will have the opportunity to support Kentucky FFA, 4-H and the Kentucky Proud program by donating $10 when they renew a farm license plate. The Kentucky Farm License plate program continues to grow and impact FFA and 4-H members across Kentucky. In the five years the program has existed, farm license plate donations have generated nearly $700,000 for Kentucky FFA and the same for Kentucky 4-H.

  • Farm calendar - February 22, 2017

    2017 Heartland Master Cattlemen Program

    The Heartland Master Cattlemen program starts on February 23 and will meet monthly on the 4th or 5th Thursday of each month for a total of ten meetings. Meetings rotate between Hardin, LaRue, and Meade County extension offices. Dinner is provided at each meeting. These classes can also fulfill educational requirements for several funding programs, including CAIP. Call the Extension office for more detailed information at 270-358-3401.

  • Chainsaw safety on the farm, at home

    Fortunately, our weather has been pretty nice to allow for some yard and farm chores to get taken care of recently. I’ve noticed a lot of land clearing, brush burning, and tree cutting going on in both residential and farm properties. It is a great time for these chores to get taken care of, so it’s no surprise to hear the harmonious buzz of chainsaws echoing through subdivisions and farms throughout the county. 

  • 4-H calendar - February 22, 2017

    Cooking club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 at the Extension Office.

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 with dogs at the club leader’s home.  If you have any questions, contact the club leader or the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Wrangler’s Club

  • Be ready when fishing opportunities arise

    Planning a fishing trip more than a couple of days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the weather is a mixed bag and the favorable conditions here today may be gone tomorrow.

    With some advance preparation, you can be ready to grab what you need and go when that friend calls at daybreak or the impulse strikes and the schedule allows for a last-minute trip.

    Performing regular maintenance on your reels can prevent catastrophic problems or costly repairs down the road.

  • Farm calendar - February 15, 2017

    2017 KY Small Ruminant Grazing Conference

    The 2017 Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference is Saturday, February 18 and registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Hardin County Extension Office. Three hours of continuing education is available for veterinarians. Registration fee is $35. For program and registration info please visit: www.rcars.ca.uky.edu/small-ruminant-grazing-conference

    Farmers Market Meeting

  • Small changes you can make for better health

     If your New Year resolutions have already gone by the wayside, try a new approach. Instead of making large and broad resolutions, try focusing on small changes that you can add to your daily life. Try one new approach per month and keep adding on for the rest of the year.

  • Establishment and first-year management of tall fescue

    Tall fescue, specifically Kentucky 31, is a cool-season grass that is widely grown throughout Kentucky and the eastern United States, because it is resistant to many unfavorable conditions including drought tolerance and insect resistance. However, the very reason for its resiliency is also its Achilles heel. It contains a harmful fungal endophyte that causes fescue toxicosis in cattle and horses. Affected animals get sick, have reduced weight gains, reproductive problems and other issues.

  • 4-H Calendar - February 1, 2017

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Intermediate and senior level sewing classes

    Sewing classes for intermediate and senior level will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Please pre-register by calling 270-358-3401.

    Beginner sewing classes

  • Fresh Start Farms, No-Till Wheat State Champion

    Fresh Start Farms of Hodgenville took state championship honors in the no-till wheat division at the Kentucky Commodity Conference held recently in Bowling Green. Ryan Bivens and crew planted Southern States 8340 for a yield of 115.94 bushels per acre.

    The Kentucky Commodity Conference is the annual meeting of soybean, corn and small grain growers in the state.