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Agriculture

  • 4-H Country Ham Auction to be held at Lincoln Days

    As the State Fair has concluded, we have now wrapped up the 4-H Country Ham project for 2015. We will be holding an auction for the country hams at noon on Saturday, October 3 during Lincoln Days at the secondary stage by Garrett’s Jewelry on Water Street. The minimum bid is $35. Each child who participated in the project has the option to sell one of their hams.

  • Wheat Profitability, Budgets, Varieties

    LaRue County farmers will soon be seeding wheat for fall cover crop, haylage, hay, and grain. While wheat prices are low (as are all grain prices), there will likely be several thousand acres of wheat planted over the next few weeks.

    Profitability for growing wheat for grain or a wheat/soybean double crop this year may be very challenging. UK Extension Economist Greg Halich discusses this in his annual Wheat Planting Decision publication, which is available at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Harvest time in LaRue!

    Local farmers have begun harvesting another excellent corn crop. Many fields will probably exceed 200 bushels per acre. Rains were very timely for this year’s crop.

    –David Harrison, LaRue County Extension Agent. 

  • Farm Calendar

    Small Ruminant Profit School

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Arts and Crafts Explores Club

    The 4-H Arts and Crafts Explorers Club will meet on Wednesday, September 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Council

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet on Monday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Help session

  • State 4-H Forestry Field Day

    Eleven LaRue County 4-H members attended the State 4-H Forestry Field Day at Mammoth Cave last week.  The morning consisted of learning sessions in three areas: tree identification, compass and pacing and tree measurement. After lunch, competitions were held in each of those areas.

    LaRue County 4-H members Chase Wilmoth, Anthony Pike, Haley Ferguson, Briar Holt, Richard Pike and Benjamin Lope made a perfect score on the tree identification.

  • Harvest Safety Tips for Farm Safety Week

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 20-26. The theme this year is “Ag Safety is Not Just a Slogan, It’s a Lifestyle.” The theme reminds us that farming is one of the most hazardous occupations in the country and harvest is a prime time for accidents.

    Let’s look at some harvest safety tips for farmers and the public.

    Be sure workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and understand the safety procedures.

  • Farm Calendar – September 16, 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.

    Pork Producer Meeting

  • USDA Commodity Loans Available to LaRue County Producers

    The Farm Service Agency is reminding producers that the USDA offers interim financing at harvest time to help producers meet cash flow needs without having to sell commodities when market prices are at harvest-time lows.

    The programs, known as Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs), were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill for the 2014-2018 crop years.

  • 4-H Calendar - September 16, 2015

    4-H Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet on Monday, September 21 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.  The cloverbud program is open to youth ages 5 to 8 years old or K-3rd grades.

    4-H knitting class