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Agriculture

  • 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).

  • Farm Calendar – September 9, 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.

    Small Ruminant Profit School

  • Ragland elected to Southern States board

    A LaRue County resident was recently elected to the Southern States Hardin Cooperative Board.

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was elected president of the board at the meeting of the Hardin and Hodgenville branches that was held in Hodgenville on August 28. More than eighty stockholder members and their families attended the meeting.

  • Calving Season Considerations

    Beef producers need to choose the time of year for calving that is best for their operation.  Most producers often choose spring calving because it fits with their pasture programs.  However, fall calving is most favorable weather-wise.

    Each of the different calving seasons have advantages and disadvantages that are worth considering.

  • 4-H News - September 9, 2015
  • Research explores no-till tobacco production

    University of Kentucky tobacco extension specialists have partnered with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to conduct research and promote conservation tillage to tobacco farmers.

    Conservation tillage in tobacco has been around for a while. Much of the initial research was conducted by researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, but it wasn’t readily adopted by a large number of growers.

  • 4-H Calendar - September 2, 2015

    4-H Shooting Sports Club

    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports club will practice at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Gun Club on Thursday, September 3. The club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month with weather permitting. Call the LaRue County Extension Office for more information at 270-358-3401.

    4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on Wednesday, September 9th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Extension Office.  New members with an interest in poultry are encouraged to attend.

    4-H Enrollment

  • Farm Calendar – September 2, 2015

    Beef Meeting – September 8

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet Tuesday night, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. Plans will be discussed for Lincoln Days and Commissioner of Agriculture candidate Jean Marie Lawson Spann has accepted an invitation to speak briefly. All interested individuals are welcome to attend and a meal will be served. For more information call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270- 358-3401.

    Master Cattlemen Program