• Fireflies: more than nighttime beauty They help control some garden pests

    If you grew up in any rural area, odds are, you have a childhood memory of catching fireflies. I remember having a mason jar with screen material screwed down tight and full to the brim with fireflies. It would finally get to the point where every one I’d try to get in there, two or three would fly out.  I’d set it next to my bed to be my nightlight for the night and thought it was the coolest thing next to my awesome Sesame Street bed sheets.

  • Sign now for 4-H Summer Day Camps

    This is an exciting opportunity for all youth ages 9-18. (Youth do not have to be current 4-H members.) There will be three camps, coined Fair Days because at the end of each camp participants will have completed anywhere from one to four projects that can be entered into the fair during the week of AGstravaganza.

  • Farm calendar - June 8, 2016

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market opens Thursday June 9, and continues every Thursday until July 28. The Farmers Market will be located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road next to the Lincoln Jamboree. Commitments have been received from several local producers and a food truck. There is no fee this year. If you or someone you know has an interest in selling at the Farmers Market, please call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401. 

    Pesticide Container Recycling

  • Update on LaRue Co. Agriculture

    Farmers Market Opening June 9

  • Farmers playing catch up after rains

    The weather is always a big factor for LaRue County farmers during the spring planting season and the spring of 2016 is no different as heavy rains and storms continue to hit the county and surrounding areas.

    According to the Mesonet Weather Service, since March the Hodgenville Mesonet station reported a total of 13.72 inches of rain. However, between March and May for the same time frame for the previous four years, the average amount was 15.36 inches of rain.

  • Cattlemen’s serve at LC Band Banquet
  • 4H Teen Leadership Academy

    Participants in the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy graduated this past week at a ceremony held at the Meade County Extension Office. LaRue County had five participants that all graduated from the nine month program.  Pictured are:  Richard Pike, Emma Bowling, 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth, Rachel Armes and Alyssa White.  Grace Armes is not pictured.

  • LCHS FFA Recognized for Agricultural Advocacy Efforts

    The LaRue County High School FFA Chapter was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from Monsanto in recogintion of their agriculture advocacy efforts.

    In the fall of 2015, FFA advisors and members were challenged to share the message of agriculture through social media and using the hashtag #SpeakAg. The idea behind the movement was to get a conversation about agriculture and the importance it plays in everyday lives.

    During the #SpeakAg challenge, advisors and students self-estimated that they were reaching an average of 397 people.

  • Farm calendar - May 25, 2016

    Applied Master Cattleman Class

    An Applied Master Cattlemen Class on the Basics of Forage Establishment and Growth and How it Affects Pasture and Hay Management will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The session will be presented by Dr. Ray Smith, UK Extension forage specialist. The focus is on participants learning practical recommendations they can use in their farming operations. Cost is $5 and includes a meal. Please pre-register by calling 270-358-3401.

    LaRue County Farmers Market

  • Mosquito control

    Controlling mosquitos is challenging to say the least. You may even think you are fighting a never-ending battle. With mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika and West Nile Virus becoming more prevalent, it’s even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home environment. Learning to do a few simple things could help protect you from more than the itchiness of a mosquito bite.