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Agriculture

  • Best defense against weeds
  • Considerations for cattle fly control with ear tags

    Insecticide-impregnated cattle ear tags release small amounts of an insecticide, which are distributed over the animal in skin oils and during grooming or rubbing. Ear tags can provide long term control of horn flies and some reduction in face fly numbers. Here are some things to consider in selection and use.

  • Ragland graduates from National Program

    Caleb Ragland, a soybean farmer from Magnolia, recently joined 14 other farmers from across the country to complete the two-part Leadership At Its Best program, which is co-sponsored by Syngenta and the American Soybean Association (ASA).

    This valuable leadership training provides the skills necessary to be an effective voice for the U.S. soybean farmer. Participants were trained in media relations, public speaking skills, soybean industry policy issues, future trends, effective advocacy and organizational leadership.

  • 4-H Gardening club begins soon

    The 4-H Gardening Club will start back on Saturday, April 16 with its first meeting for the season.  The meeting will be held at Lee’s Garden Center at 2:00 p.m.  Members are asked to park at the brick house. 

  • 4-H Calendar - April 13, 2016

    4-H contest deadlines

    Any 4-Her that would like to participate in the 4-H Speech and Demonstration Contest, Talent Show or Fashion Revue must register by Friday, April 15. 

    The Talent Show and Fashion Revue will be held on Friday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. The date for the Speech and Demonstration contest is to be determined.  Contact the LaRue County Extension Office for more information.

    4-H Garden Club

  • Farm calendar - April 13, 2016

    Pork Producer Meeting

    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited 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.

  • Lawnmower safety

    Don’t you just love this time of year? All of the pear trees, redbuds, and forsythia are in full bloom against the backdrop of a Kentucky blue sky with white billowing clouds.. Warm sunshine on your face and a nice spring breeze. Lower heating bills, sleeping with the windows open and birds chirping. I mean how can you not love everything about the spring!

  • 4-H Communications Contest – Junior Poetry

    The annual 4-H Poetry Contest was expanded this year to include several other categories in the new 4-H Communications Contest.  More than 140 poems were entered in the contest this year.  Junior Poetry Results are as follows: First – Lillie Pennington, second – Hope Williams, third – Braley Dupin, fourth – Layla Ward, fifth – Landon Wells, sixth – Hallie Frye, seventh – Jakin Pruitt, eighth – Isis Barbour, ninth – Destiny Sallee and tenth – Brandon Reed.

  • Farm calendar - April 6, 2016

    Beef Cattle Meeting – April 12

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville.  Jason Palmer with Anderson will present a program on Baleage 101, the how and why of making baleage.  A meal will be served and all interested producers are invited. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    No-till drills

  • Ready to serve LaRue

    Hello LaRue County! My name is Daniel Carpenter and as of Monday, March 28, I am your new University of Kentucky Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the LaRue County office. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting many of you at the LaRue County Extension Expo, which was a great event. If you haven’t attended this before, I highly encourage you to make it out next year and see what great services are available to you. If I didn’t get to meet you at the event, please stop by the Extension Office and say hello.