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Agriculture

  • Farm News - March 19, 2014

    Pond management workshops
    Landowners can learn more about managing their ponds for farm, recreational or small-scale aquaculture use at two special workshops scheduled for March 22 in Leitchfield and April 12 in Frankfort. The workshops are free and open to the public.
    Experts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Kentucky State University will provide an overview of fish management, keeping fish alive and healthy, water quality, pond site selection and proper construction.

  • 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 County, is also pictured. The photo was taken in the Governor’s office in Frankfort. (Editor’s note: This photo ran in last week’s Extension supplement. Full cutline information has been provided.)

  • Rabbit Club hopes spring festival brings them closer to Texas trip

    Rotten weather has hampered fundraising efforts of the 4-H Rabbit Club. They’re depending on a “spring fling” to bring in enough money to attend and compete at the American Rabbit Breeders Association’s National Convention in Texas in November.
    The event will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29 at LaRue County Park and Recreation Community Center.
    They’ve raised about $1,500 of the $7,000 they need to cover most of the expenses for a dozen club members.

  • 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