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Agriculture

  • USDA accepting more farmland for wildlife habitat in Kentucky

    Kentucky Farm Service Agency Executive Director John W. McCauley recently announced that an additional 1,100 acres of agricultural land in Kentucky will be eligible to receive funding for wildlife habitat restoration.

  • Stockpiling Tall Fescue

    Stockpiling fescue can be defined as growing pasture for later use. This typically means applying nitrogen to tall fescue pastures in August, letting them grow through the fall, and then grazing during the late fall and early winter.

    The best pastures to target are those with the thickest stands of fescue. Fescue responds extremely well to nitrogen applications in late summer and has an amazing ability to retain its nutrient value through the winter. Phosphate and potash should be applied as needed.

  • AGstravaganza schedule

    AGstravaganza schedule

    Wednesday, July 29

    (FREE Gate Admission)

    10 a.m. : 4-H and FFA Exhibits

    Agriculture Display Judging

    Open Crops Exhibits

     

    Thursday, July 30

    (FREE Gate Admission / $5 per person Admission for Tractor Pull)

    10 a.m.: Open Breeding Sheep Show

    4-H and FFA Sheep Show

    Open Market Lamb Show

    3 p.m.: Weigh in for Goat Show

    3:45 p.m.: Boer Goat and Dairy Goat Shows

    4-H and FFA Market Goat Show

  • Farm Calendar - July 22, 2015

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays now through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Split Fair

  • 4-H Calendar - July 22, 2015

    LC 4-H Council

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., July 27, at the Extension Office.

    4-H project entry for fair exhibits

    4-H Project entry day for county fair exhibits will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 29, at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • Quarles: Ag commissioner’s role is liaison for rural Ky.

    KENTUCKY PRESS NEW SERVICE

     

    Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner hopeful Ryan Quarles made a visit to Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg on Friday to speak with representatives from Appalachian Roots, share his plans if he is elected in November, and perhaps most importantly, hear ideas about ways to improve farming in Eastern Kentucky.

    Todd Howard and Kathy Curtis opened the discussion with an explanation of Appalachian Roots’ goals: employing agriculture as a means to boost the economy and the health of the region.

  • Myers discusses worm control in beef cattle
  • 4-H Communications Day winners
  • AGstravaganza features livestock shows

    The agricultural portion of the LaRue County Fair is July 29 through Aug. 1, and it continues to feature livestock shows.

    Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee and some do not.

  • Farm Calendar - July 15, 2015

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays now through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Beef meeting