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Agriculture

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Arts and Crafts Explores Club

    The 4-H Arts and Crafts Explorers Club will meet on Wednesday, September 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Council

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet on Monday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Help session

  • State 4-H Forestry Field Day

    Eleven LaRue County 4-H members attended the State 4-H Forestry Field Day at Mammoth Cave last week.  The morning consisted of learning sessions in three areas: tree identification, compass and pacing and tree measurement. After lunch, competitions were held in each of those areas.

    LaRue County 4-H members Chase Wilmoth, Anthony Pike, Haley Ferguson, Briar Holt, Richard Pike and Benjamin Lope made a perfect score on the tree identification.

  • Harvest Safety Tips for Farm Safety Week

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 20-26. The theme this year is “Ag Safety is Not Just a Slogan, It’s a Lifestyle.” The theme reminds us that farming is one of the most hazardous occupations in the country and harvest is a prime time for accidents.

    Let’s look at some harvest safety tips for farmers and the public.

    Be sure workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and understand the safety procedures.

  • Farm Calendar – September 16, 2015

    Master Cattlemen Program

    Enrollment for the 2015 Kentucky Heartland Master Cattlemen Program is currently being accepted. The three county (LaRue, Hardin and Meade) Master Cattlemen Program is a ten session school on beef production, management and marketing. The first session is September 17 and continues for ten consecutive Thursday nights and the sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. Contact the LaRue County Extension Office for information for an enrollment fees form. A $100.00 registration covers all meals and program materials.

    Pork Producer Meeting

  • USDA Commodity Loans Available to LaRue County Producers

    The Farm Service Agency is reminding producers that the USDA offers interim financing at harvest time to help producers meet cash flow needs without having to sell commodities when market prices are at harvest-time lows.

    The programs, known as Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs), were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill for the 2014-2018 crop years.

  • 4-H Calendar - September 16, 2015

    4-H Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet on Monday, September 21 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.  The cloverbud program is open to youth ages 5 to 8 years old or K-3rd grades.

    4-H knitting class

  • The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association meeting
  • Southern Rust of Corn

    Southern rust of corn has infected a lot of corn fields. The orange pustules covering affected leaves are common and can make your shirt turn orange when walking through a field.

    Southern rust in corn is different from common rust. Southern rust is considered a more tropical disease and needs warm weather to occur, whereas, common rust is more likely to occur in slightly cooler weather.

  • 4-H New Program Year Enrollment Taking Place

    4-H enrollment is currently taking place for 2015-16.  School club meetings are being held for 4th , 5th and 6th graders and at LCHS.  These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school.  However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18.  All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member.  4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds.

  • Deadline approaching for farm programs

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini is reminding farmers that they have until September 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill safety net programs including Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).