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Agriculture

  • 4-H Calendar - April 2, 2014

     Fundraiser deadline

    The deadline to turn in all Webb’s butcher block fundraiser orders is April 7.

     

    4-H Council meets

    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Wranglers

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. April 8 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Cloverbuds

  • COLUMN: Class provides tips for growing herbs

    Most culinary herbs are perennials. Perennials live more than two growing seasons. Herbs will do well in pots, if adequate drainage is provided. Use a good-quality potting mix with fertilizer.

    Container herbs will require more moisture than garden-grown herbs, and many will benefit from after-noon shade.

  • PHOTO: Top Mechanic
  • Farm News - March 26, 2014

     FREE CLASS: Tips for Growing and Using Herbs

  • Register early for FSA programs

    Farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs should register in advance. Producers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes to the Hardin/LaRue FSA Service Center before April 15. Enrollment for the disaster programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, including the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program will begin by April 15.

    Updates or changes to report include:

    New producers or producers who have not reported farm records to FSA.

  • Lee's awarded $60,000 loan by state

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $555,026 for 11 agricultural diversification projects across the state during its March board meeting at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office. 

  • Monsanto Fund deadline is April 6

     The deadline is approaching for farmers to nominate rural public school districts to compete for a grant of up to $25,000, through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Nominations will be accepted until April 6. Eligible farmers can nominate their school district by visiting www.GrowRuralEducation.com or by calling 1-877-267-3332. Grants are awarded based on merit, need and community support.

  • Thistle spray-day is April 7

     Musk or nodding thistle is the most common type of thistle locally. The primary growth period is in the spring and summer. However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring.

    The most important step in long-term control of thistle is to prevent flowering, and the production and spread of new seed (which is carried by wind). This can be done by mechanical or chemical control.

  • Many activities planned at 4-H Conference

     With summer just around the corner, it is time for Kentucky 4-H teens to register for the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference.

    The Conference takes place at the University of Kentucky June 9-12 and is open to all 4-Hers who have graduated eighth grade through the age of 18.

    During the conference, 4-H members have the opportunity to experience dorm life in UK residence halls, attend educational and recreational workshops and meet new friends from across the state.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 26, 2014

     Explorers

    The 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 26 at the Extension office.

     

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 27 at the Extension office.

     

    Poster contest deadline

    The 4-H Poster Contest deadline is Friday, March 28. If you need a copy of the rules, contact the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

     

    Photography Club