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Agriculture

  • September is Quota Hunt Application Time

    Each year, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources administers quota hunts for deer, upland birds and waterfowl on state wildlife management areas and other public lands.

    September is the month to apply for these opportunities.

    Hunters can apply through the department’s website at fw.ky.gov or by phone at 1-877-598-2401. Either option is available 24 hours a day. Applications for these quota hunts are not open until September 1.

  • Limiting Weaning Stress for Beef Cattle

     Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social. You can help them avoid or minimize these with proper management.

  • Farm Calendar - August 23, 2017

    Extension board meeting

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension District Board will meet at noon on Tuesday, August 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

     UK Grazing School

    The Fall UK Grazing School will be hosted at the Woodford County Extension office on September 27-28. This program will cover how to manage fescue and extend the grazing season with other forages. Please contact Zach Workman, Master Grazer Coordinator at 859-257-7512 or zewo222@uky.edu for info. Enrollment is limited to the first 50 producers who sign up. 

  • Farm Calendar

    Extension board meeting

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension District Board will meet at noon on Tuesday, August 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

     UK Grazing School

    The Fall UK Grazing School will be hosted at the Woodford County Extension office on September 27-28. This program will cover how to manage fescue and extend the grazing season with other forages. Please contact Zach Workman, Master Grazer Coordinator at 859-257-7512 or zewo222@uky.edu for info. Enrollment is limited to the first 50 producers who sign up. 

  • Shaw named Angus delegate

    James Q. Shaw of Hodgenville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 134th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates to be held in November, 2017 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Berry elected to Southern States board

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville and Bryon Nelson of Vine Grove, KY were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin COOP held in Hodgenville on August 17, 2017. More than 40 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Drew Langley of Glendale was elected chairman of the local board of directors, while Kerby Grey of Cecilia was named vice chairman.

  • A positive outlook for the upcoming dove season

    The morning fog we’ve seen a few times lately portends that fall hunting seasons are right around the corner. For many Kentuckians, the best time of year begins on September 1, the traditional opener for dove season.

    Dove hunting is a social event as old friends reunite while standing on the edge of a field, telling stories and keeping their eyes peeled for incoming birds. A plate of bacon wrapped grilled dove breasts finishes a great day afield.

  • Fall is a great time to sample soil

    If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that. Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

  • LaRue county Cattlemens news - August 16, 2017
  • Establishing late-summer forages

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.