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Agriculture

  • Farm Calendar – January 13, 2015

    KY Commodity Conference

    The Kentucky Commodity Conference is the annual meeting of the Kentucky Corn Growers, Kentucky Small Grain Growers, and Kentucky Soybean Associations. The event, scheduled for January 15, 2016 is at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.

    KY Cattlemen’s Convention

  • Thoughts on my last day as an Ag. Agent

    Today is my last day as your County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.  I began working in LaRue County on February 1, 1980 after serving a little over four years as an agriculture agent in Hardin County. Total career time 40 years, 4 months and 4 days.

    It has been 96 years since Extension has been a part of LaRue County, so I have been privileged to be a part of LaRue County Extension for almost 40% of its existence!  That’s a long time.

  • Farm Calendar – January 6, 2015

    Retirement Reception for David Harrison

    Retirement Reception this Friday, January 8 from 3-6 PM at the Extension Office.  Comments will be at 5 p.m.

    KY Commodity Conference

    The Kentucky Commodity Conference is the annual meeting of the Kentucky Corn Growers, Kentucky Small Grain Growers, and Kentucky Soybean Associations. The event, scheduled for January 15, 2016 is at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.

    KY Cattlemen’s Convention

  • McCoy kills 10-point buck
  • Salsman’s first deer
  • January brings regional, state events

    There are several regional and state wide agricultural events during January.  Let’s review some of them.

    The 2016 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference is January 3-5 at the Embassy Suites Hotel off Newton Pike in Lexington. The program and registration forms can be found at the Horticulture Department web site at: http://www.uky.edu/hort/node/1632.

    This meeting will be of great benefit particularly for new growers that are considering growing and marketing a crop, as well as for experienced growers.

  • 4-H Ceramics class
  • Farm Calendar – December 30, 2015

    Private Pesticide Applicator Training

    The County Extension Service will conduct private pesticide applicator training at 2 p.m.on Monday, January 4 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville.  The two hour training session will qualify farmer attendees as a certified private pesticide applicator until December 31, 2019. Call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401 for more information.

    Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

  • Improving reproductive efficiency in beef heifers

    To improve the reproductive efficiency and thus profitability, of a beef cattle operation, a beef producer must understand proper heifer development. Properly managing yearling heifer reproduction is the first step toward reproductive efficiency.

    The goal is to manage heifers so they’ll conceive early by reducing the age of puberty, shortening the time from puberty to conception and increasing fertility.

  • 4-Hers participate in Santa Bus project