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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: The eagle has landed

    Stephanie Rowe snapped these photos of a young American bald eagle off New Jackson Highway.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 19, 2014

    Shooting Sports
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet 6:30 p.m. March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Gun Club.

    Talent Show
    The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the LaRue County Extension office. Acts must pre-register by noon on March 21 by calling 270-358-3401.

    Explorers
    The 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 26 at the Extension office.

    Dog Club
    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 27 at the Extension office.

    Poster contest deadline

  • COLUMN: Crop rotation lowers risk of tobacco plant disease

     Farmers planning for this year’s burley tobacco crop need to keep disease prevention and management a part of those plans.

    Black shank is always a problem in some fields every year, but may or may not be a big problem this year. There's no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate with diseases like black shank, blue mold and target spot.

  • 4-H poster and talent show deadlines loom

    The 4-H Talent Show will be held 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the LaRue County Extension office. Pre-registration is required by noon on March 21. In order to pre-register, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 or pick up a registration form.
    The talent show is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. A variety of categories are offered including vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical. A group act category is also offered for acts with five or more participants. Other acts may have from one to four participants.

  • PHOTO: Looking Back at 4-H

    Howard Ragland, 1951 State 4-H President, presented an award to Governor Lawrence Wetherby in recognition of him being the first former 4-H member to become governor of Kentucky. Annette Allen, State 4-H Secretary, from Fayette Co. is also pictured. The photo was taken in the Governor's office in Frankfort.

  • PHOTO: Angus Youth Advisors

     Paula Boyd, Mayslick, left, and Jamie Marksbury, Buffalo, serve as junior advisors for the Kentucky Junior Angus Association and are pictured at the 2014 Kentucky Angus Association annual meeting and banquet, Feb. 28 in Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Angus Youth Board
  • PHOTO: American Angus Association board
  • Farm News - March 12, 2014

     FFA emblems

  • PHOTO: Shepherd honored

    Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb presents the 2014 Jack Snyder Award to Doug Shepherd. The Club gives the award each year to an individual in the agricultural community who demonstrates excellence in the field. Shepherd is the University of Kentucky extension agent for Hardin County.