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Agriculture

  • Women in Agriculture Conference to be held in November

    Kentucky Women in Agriculture Inc. will hold its 15th annual conference and tour Nov. 5-6 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City. The theme is “Faith, Family and Farming.” Registration is $65 for the one-day conference ($55 for students), which includes all meals, materials and membership dues. The pre-conference tour is $25. Registration is due by Oct. 24.

  • State beef assessment set for Nov. 20

    A referendum on whether Kentucky cattle producers may be assessed $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky is scheduled for Nov. 20.

    The referendum will ask Kentucky cattle producers: “Shall the producers of bovine animals assess themselves an additional $1 per head sold, and use the funds so collected by the Kentucky Beef Promotion Council to finance a program to promote and stimulate by research, market development, and education, the use and sale, domestic and foreign, of bovine animal products?”

  • Pottinger named soybean ambassador

    The Kentucky Soybean Association’s Ambassador program was developed to give emerging leaders the opportunity to gain expertise and industry exposure critical to becoming an effective and knowledgeable future board member to the Kentucky Soybean Association or Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    A select group of soybean farmers, including Butler “Quint” Pottinger V of New Haven, will participate in the two-year program to help develop leadership qualities and skills that may be channeled toward future leadership roles in the soybean industry.

  • Corn variety plot harvested

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2014 was Fresh Start Farms.

    Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • COLUMN: Corn test plot results available

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2014 was Fresh Start Farms. 

    Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • PHOTO: FFA float wins mayor's choice
  • Guthrie named Friend of Farm Bureau

    Congressman Brett Guthrie recently received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s “Friend of Farm Bureau” award.

     “Agriculture is a key industry in our Commonwealth and plays a major role in our local economy,” said Congressman Guthrie. “It truly is an honor to receive this award from the American Farm Bureau Federation.”

  • Tips to protect your farm

    The following information can help you plan for property security on your farm or property.

    n Ask your insurance agent to walk your farm with you and review your coverage.

    n Identify your property for emergency personnel with three-inch reflective numbers on the mailbox, post or other location.

    n Install a well-hidden emergency information box for emergency personnel. Items in the information box should include an up-to-date farm map, a list of emergency contacts and other vital information.

  • COLUMN: Protect your farm

     The following information can help you plan for property security on your farm or property.

    Ask your insurance agent to walk your farm with you and review your coverage.

    Identify your property for emergency personnel with three-inch reflective numbers on the mailbox, post or other location.

    Install a well-hidden emergency information box for emergency personnel. Items in the information box should include an up-to-date farm map, a list of emergency contacts and other vital information.

  • COLUMN: Youth celebrate 4-H Week

     More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.  4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.