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Agriculture

  • Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program 2017 applications being taken

    Kentuckians interested in participating in the industrial hemp research pilot program in 2017 are being asked to submit an application with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Farm calendar - October 19, 2016

    2016 Kentucky Grazing Conference

  • 4-H Calendar - October 19, 2016

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Pizza Kit orders

  • Fall Garden Cleanup

    Practicing good sanitation measures in the garden is important throughout the year. This is especially important for gardens that are only being partially used or not used at all during the cool fall and winter season.

    In many cases, high incidents of disease in the spring time can be traced back, in part, to leaving diseased roots, foliage, stems and unharvested vegetables to decay on the surface of the soil.

  • 4-H Teen Club Selling Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits
  • Good hunt for Childers brothers during youth season
  • 4-H Calendar - October 12, 2016

    4-H Canoe and Kayak Club

    The 4-H Canoe and Kayak Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 at the LaRue County Extension Office. New members are welcome to attend.

    Dog Club

    The Dog Club will begin meeting twice a month in October.  The first meeting will be with no dogs at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The second meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at 2 p.m. at 100 Carter Brothers Road in Hodgenville.   Bring your dog on a leash.

    4-H pumpkin decorating contest

  • Farm calendar - October 12, 2016

    LaRue County Pork Producer Meeting

    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 17 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

     Composting: Putting your waste to work

  • Mixed report on 2016 Harvest

    Harvest is nearing an end and LaRue County farmers are discovering how good or bad their crop yields are for 2016.

    “Early planted corn and soybeans were excellent. We’ve had several reports of 250 plus bushel corn, and 80+ bushel soybeans early in the harvest season,” said Daniel Carpenter, LaRue County Extension Agent for Ag and Natural Resources. “But as we’ve started harvesting more of the later planted crops, the yields have been dropping drastically, especially in corn.”

  • Think about safety during fall harvest

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Farm vehicles on public roads are annually involved in thousands of injury accidents in the United States, and more than 200 collisions involving farm machinery on public roads occur in Kentucky every year. Thus, people driving farm machinery and those driving vehicles should be especially careful and watchful.