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Agriculture

  • Timely tips for Beef Producers in October

    October is a busy time for both spring and fall-calving herds, with many cattle producers either weaning or calving now. Let’s consider some tips for managing the beef herd this month.

    For spring calving herds, producers should schedule a pregnancy exam of cows if not done previously. Winter feeding costs can be minimized by eliminating open cows prior to winterfeeding.

  • Deer killed - October 21, 2015
  • 4-H Calendar - October 21, 2015

    4-H Beginner Sewing Class

    A series of 4-H Beginner Sewing Classes will start on Monday, October 26 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Future classes will be held on November 2, November 9 and November 16. All Classes are scheduled from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Call 270-358-3401 to pre-register.

    4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club

    The 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Enrollment

  • Farm Calendar

    Extension Council and District Board Meeting

    The LaRue County Extension Council will meet at noon on Wednesday, October 21 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The Extension District Board will meet following the council meeting. A meal will be served. All members and interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

    No-till drills

    The LaRue County Conservation District has three no-till drills available for rent. For more information, call 270-358-3132. The office is located at 306 West Main St., Hodgenville.

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H shooting club

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15 at the New Haven Gun Range.

    4-H Record Books

    4-H Record Books are due at the LaRue County Extension Office by Friday, October 16.

    4-H Canoe and Kayak Club (NEW CLUB)

    The 4-H Canoe & Kayak Club will have their first meeting on Monday, October 19 at 6 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • 4-H Forestry Field Day
  • 2016 Industrial hemp project applications sought

    Special to the LaRue County Herald News

    Farmers, processors, universities, and others interested in conducting an industrial hemp pilot project in 2016 are invited to apply, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced.

  • 2015 county corn variety plot results

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2015 was Fresh Start Farms operated by Ryan Bivens. Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day.

    Farmers can use this yield information, along with the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test, and other plot data to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • 2015 county corn variety plot results

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2015 was Fresh Start Farms operated by Ryan Bivens. Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day.

    Farmers can use this yield information, along with the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test, and other plot data to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • Farm Calendar – October 7, 2015

    Beef Meeting- October 13

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The program will be presented by Pennington Seeds representatives Kyle Pinger and Katie Harver. The topic is “A View to Improve Your Pastures.” Pennington Seeds and Southern States are meeting sponsors. All interested individuals are welcome to attend and a meal will be served. For information call the extension office at 270-358-3401.

    No-till drills