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Agriculture

  • Conservation District Awards
  • PHOTO: Potted Few

     Potted Few member Anneliese Knoll placed a Clivia Miniata plant in the Fort Knox Barr Library. Club members take a turn each month to encourage the appreciation of nature’s beauty. The Potted Few will meet in the Radcliff home of Renate Gosser at 10 a.m. March 19 for a business meeting and a “Spring is Sprung” program. For more details, call Gosser at 270-351-6433.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 12, 2014

     Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 12 at the Extension office.

     

    Wranglers

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. March 12 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 13 at the Extension office.

     

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 18 at the Extension office.

  • Lincoln Nunn joins Angus Association

     Lincoln Nunn of Upton is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

    The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with over 24,000 active adult and junior members.

  • Farm News - March 5, 2014

    Beef, Goat and Horse Management Calendars
    Beef, Goat, and Horse Management Calendars are available for free at the Extension office. These multipurpose wall calendars cover a year or more, and each month contains suggested management practices for the respective species.  Drop by the LaRue County Extension office for a copy.          

    FFA emblems offered by Southern States

  • 'Saving Lives' Farm Safety Symposium set for March 7

    Safety on the road is everyone’s job, especially when one of the vehicles involved is a farm implement. That’s the message of the 21st annual Farm Safety Symposium and Louis Crosier Lecture March 7 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, 600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.
    The event, themed “Share the Road: Saving Lives by Regarding Lights,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the RPC Auditorium.

  • COLUMN: Extension – 100 years and counting

     As Extension celebrates 100 years of serving the public, everyone recognizes the tremendous changes that have occurred in rural living and across the country in the last 100 years.

    The first county agent in LaRue County, J.W. Jones, began working on June 15, 1920, almost 94 years ago. We have his first annual report on file. His reports included working with the establishment of the County Farm Bureau, the early use of lime and fertilizer, the first plantings of soybeans, bringing in purebred livestock and sheep clubs.

  • Farm Bill: Losses covered to 2011

    The 2014 Farm Bill, formally known as the Agricultural Act of 2014, makes the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) permanent programs and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to Oct. 1, 2011.  

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: The fish are there and they will bite

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The cold, muddy water coursing through many rivers in Kentucky right now brings another round of dread in anglers. This situation seems depressing, but for anglers with level 10 cabin fever after this long, dark winter, it is good news.

    When the rivers clear and stabilize, the sauger and walleye fishing will take off downstream of Green River Lake, Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

  • 4-H Calendar – March 5, 2014

    Wranglers

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. March 4 at the Extension office.

     

    Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 5 at the Extension office. The Cloverbud program is for youth ages 5 to 8 years old or K-third grades.

     

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 6 at the Extension office. No dogs at this meeting.

     

    Livestock Club