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Agriculture

  • Three LaRue Countians Elected Angus Delegates

    Three people from LaRue County have been elected as delegates to the 132nd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on November 5 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

  • Options for Weedy Pastures This Fall

    It has been a good year for weeds and farmers need to look at their pastures. They may see developing weed problems that need action to correct. If there are weed problems, here are some points to ponder.

    Consider whether or not to drill or overseed more forages into existing pasture to improve the stand, spray herbicides to control emerging broadleaf weeds, renovate the stand next spring, or do nothing.

  • 2015 Master Cattlemen Program

    Beef producers in LaRue, Hardin, and Meade counties have the opportunity this fall to participate in the Heartland Master Cattlemen Program.  

    The Master Cattlemen Program consists of 10, four hour sessions focusing on beef production and the beef industry. These individual educational sessions cover 1) Management Skills, 2) Forages, 3) Nutrition, 4) Facilities and Animal Behavior, 5) Environmental Stewardship and Industry Awareness, 6) Genetics, 7) Reproduction, 8) Herd Health, 9) End Product and 10) Marketing and Profitability.

  • 4-H Forestry Field Day at Mammoth Cave
  • Southern States Local Annual Meeting Set

    Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Hardin Cooperative at the Hardin and Hodgenville Branches.

  • Farm Calendar

    Grain Field Day

  • 4-H Calendar - August 19, 2015

    4-H Teen Leadership Academy

    Applications are due to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21 for teens wanting to be considered for the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy. The nine month leadership program is open to teens who are in grades 8 to 11. Only 5 people will be selected to participate from LaRue County.

    The program is a joint program with Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge and Grayson Counties. For more information, or an application, contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401. 

  • 4-H News - August 19
  • Grain Field Day and Grain Yield Contests

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 1 at Fresh Start Farms, operated by Ryan and Misty Bivens. The farm is located at 4109 Sonora Road (KY 84) in Hodgenville.

    We will look at Extension’s corn and soybean variety plots on the farm.  They include 25 Roundup Ready corn varieties that were planted on May 15 and 27 Roundup Ready Group IV soybean varieties, double cropped on June 25 after wheat.

  • 4-H Calendar - August 12, 2015

    4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on Wednesday, August 12 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. 

    4-H Teen Leadership Academy

    Applications are due to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21 for teens wanting to be considered for the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy. The nine month leadership program is open to teens who are in grades 8 to 11. Only 5 people will be selected to participate from LaRue County.