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Agriculture

  • COLUMN: Ear tags control flies

     Insecticide-impregnated cattle ear tags release small amounts of an insecticide which are distributed over the animal in skin oils and during grooming or rubbing. Ear tags can provide long term control of horn flies and some reduction in face fly numbers. Some things to consider in selection and use follow.

    Read the label before you buy. All tags are labeled for beef cattle, but not all are approved for use on lactating dairy cows. Also, check for any limitations for use, such as animal age.

  • PHOTO: Potted Few

     After a winter hiatus, the Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club met in March to welcome Spring. Renate Gosser and Linda Novak were hostesses. Gosser and Joyce Kelly presented a "Spring is Sprung" program on how to create an inside planter in a container. The next meeting will be 10 a.m. April 16 at the Glendale home of Bonnie Lush with Marilyn Ardisson as co-host. The program will be about "Fine Gardening" with Bob and Mary Ann Hines. Details are available from Ardisson at 270-307-8670. 

  • PHOTO: 4-H Donation
  • Farm Calendar - April 2, 2014

    Fundraiser deadline
    The deadline to turn in all Webb’s butcher block fundraiser orders is April 7.

    4-H Council meets
    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     
    Wranglers
    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. April 8 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     
    Cloverbuds
    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Extension office. The Cloverbud program is for youth ages 5 to 8 years old or K-3rd grades.

  • Drug manufacturers commit to change

    Drug manufacturers appear to be on board with proposed limitations to antibiotic use on livestock. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday “said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan,” David Pierson reports for the Los Angeles Times. The 25 companies make 99.6 percent of the targeted drugs.

  • PHOTOS: Agriculture Literacy Week
  • COLUMN: Make tractor maintenance a routine

    A regular front to back inspection routine can help extend a tractor’s life. Move from the front to the back identifying key things to check.

    Start with the front axles and steering. Is it time to grease those bearings and steering components?

    Make sure nothing is loose or ready to fall off. Make sure the coolant levels are okay, and the fluid is all right. Make sure the radiator is not plugged up with debris.

  • Plant Fair set for May 17

    The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardener Plant Fair will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown.

    The plant fair is a fundraiser for the LTAMGA which provides two college scholarships. 

    The Plant Fair usually has more than 35 vendors with flowering and vegetable plants and garden decor. Garden demonstrations will be held throughout the day and there will be door prizes. 

  • PHOTO: Mackey directions funds to 4-H

    Hardin County farmer David Mackey directed a $2,500 donation to Hardin County 4-H through America’s Farmers Grow Communities. The donation will help the group provide camp scholarships for low-income youth, and for adults who attend camp as a volunteer. It will also fund volunteer leadership development through trainings and certifications, in order for them to help the youth through their skills and knowledge.

  • 4-H Calendar - April 2, 2014

     Fundraiser deadline

    The deadline to turn in all Webb’s butcher block fundraiser orders is April 7.

     

    4-H Council meets

    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Wranglers

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. April 8 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Cloverbuds