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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: Tom turkey taken

     

  • FFA teams excel at Agriculture Field Day

     More than 1,300 students representing 47 schools from across the Commonwealth attended the 42nd annual University of Kentucky 4-H/FFA Agriculture Field Day. This event, hosted by the College of Agriculture and the Department of Community and Leadership Development, took place at Commonwealth Stadium. The field day events assessed students’ content knowledge in the areas of agriculture, food, and natural resources. Twenty-eight competitive events assessed students’ core academic knowledge in the area of agriculture.

  • PHOTO: Baby longhorn

    Jenny and Joe, mixed longhorn cattle, welcomed a new baby bull to the herd last week. They live on a farm outside Hodgenville.

  • 'How's my waterway' makes it easier to find out

     WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an enhanced version of “How’s My Waterway,” an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.

  • COLUMN: Writer recalls his mother's care

    April 23, 2014, is a date of no real significance to most people, but it is to me. It is the first April 23 in 94 years my mom has not been here to celebrate her birthday. She died on Dec. 20.

    Born in Dukedom, Tenn., she was the youngest of four children, and the only one to graduate high school. She remembered the Great Depression vividly because her family lost two farms. The experience affected her whole life.

  • 4-H Gardening Club meets Saturday

    The 4-H Gardening Club will start back this Saturday, April 26, with its first meeting for the season. The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at Lee's Garden Center.

    All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children as well. Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water, fertilize, etc.

  • 4-H Calendar April 23, 2014

    Arts and Crafts Explorers

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

     

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. April 24 at the Extension office.

     

    Gardening Club

    The 4-H Gardening Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. April 26 at Lee's Garden Center. Call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401 for more information.

  • PHOTOS: Grain bin rescue training

    Magnolia and Buffalo fire departments participated in grain bin rescue training Saturday at Fresh Start Farms outside Hodgenville.

    Magnolia Fire Chief Mike Wolford said planning for the training took about a year.

    Bryan Peace, an employee of Fresh Start, volunteered to be the “victim.”

    The firefighters used a large tube to protect the victim, who was sinking in grain, from suffocation and compression injuries.

  • Students honored in Ag Day Essay Contest

    LaRue County had three winners in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Ag Day Essay Contest. Chasity Bryant was the statewide ninth-grade winner, Sarah Stults was the 12th-grade winner and Cyrus Bivens was the kindergarten winner.  

    The essay’s theme was “Kentucky Farmers – Our American Heroes.”

  • ESSAY: Kentucky farmers, our American heroes

    Kentucky Farmers-Our American Heroes

    My father and my oldest brother have always been considered my heroes. They are my role models and two men I look up to and admire. I admire them for their hard work ethic, their faith, dedication, and patience. They are Kentucky farmers.