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Agriculture

  • Corn variety plot harvested

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2014 was Fresh Start Farms.

    Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • COLUMN: Corn test plot results available

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2014 was Fresh Start Farms. 

    Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • PHOTO: FFA float wins mayor's choice
  • Guthrie named Friend of Farm Bureau

    Congressman Brett Guthrie recently received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s “Friend of Farm Bureau” award.

     “Agriculture is a key industry in our Commonwealth and plays a major role in our local economy,” said Congressman Guthrie. “It truly is an honor to receive this award from the American Farm Bureau Federation.”

  • Tips to protect your farm

    The following information can help you plan for property security on your farm or property.

    n Ask your insurance agent to walk your farm with you and review your coverage.

    n Identify your property for emergency personnel with three-inch reflective numbers on the mailbox, post or other location.

    n Install a well-hidden emergency information box for emergency personnel. Items in the information box should include an up-to-date farm map, a list of emergency contacts and other vital information.

  • COLUMN: Protect your farm

     The following information can help you plan for property security on your farm or property.

    Ask your insurance agent to walk your farm with you and review your coverage.

    Identify your property for emergency personnel with three-inch reflective numbers on the mailbox, post or other location.

    Install a well-hidden emergency information box for emergency personnel. Items in the information box should include an up-to-date farm map, a list of emergency contacts and other vital information.

  • COLUMN: Youth celebrate 4-H Week

     More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.  4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

  • 4-H Calendar - Oct. 8, 2014

    Rabbit Club meets; Parent Night Out

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the LaRue County Extension office. The Rabbit Club is hosting a Parent Night Out after the meeting, 6-10 p.m. Parents may register their children by calling 270-358-3401.  The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for each sibling. Activities will include pumpkin decorating and crafts and a light snack. All proceeds go to the 4-H Rabbit Club for the “Road to Texas.”

     

    Horse Fun Show

  • Southern States board elects new members

    David Brown of Hodgenville and Bill Cochran of Rineyville were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of the Hardin Co-op.

    The meeting was held Sept. 24 in Elizabethtown with more than 73 stockholder-members and their families attending.

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was elected chairman/president of the board of directors. Paul Hayse was named vice chairman.

    Don Thomas, district manager, presented a report on major developments at the co-op.

  • Conservation District offers assistance

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.