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Agriculture

  • 10 Cheap, Healthful Foods

    Studies show that people that eat out three or more times per week eat more fat, sodium and calories and fewer vitamins, minerals, and fiber than those that eat at home. FoodandHealth.com gives these suggestions to stock your kitchen with nutritious foods to save your waistline and wallet.

    All types of beans are loaded with fiber, especially the soluble type that lowers cholesterol and helps control blood sugar. Brown rice can be made in large batches and frozen to be used with multiple dishes later.

  • Farm calendar - February 1, 2017

    Hay Bale Wrapper Demonstration

    The LaRue County Conservation District will be hosting a hay bale wrapping demonstration starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at their office located at 306 West Main Street. Training is required to rent the equipment, if you haven’t been to an earlier demonstration you should make plans to attend this one. For more information contact the LaRue County Conservation District at 270-358-3132. 

    LARUE COUNTY

    EXTENSION COUNCIL MEETING

  • 4-H Calendar - February 1, 2017

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Intermediate and senior level sewing classes

    Sewing classes for intermediate and senior level will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Please pre-register by calling 270-358-3401.

    Beginner sewing classes

  • Ordering Seeds for Vegetable Gardens

    Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in your mailbox, and with this warmer weather over the last couple of weeks, you might be eager to get your seed orders in for this year’s garden. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack, or online product offering can be overwhelming since there are so many varieties available for each crop. So, how do we choose from the plethora of options?

  • Stiles harvests 10 point buck, bobcat
  • Conference to take a fresh approach to stored forages

    The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council will host the 36th annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference. The daylong event will begin at 8 a.m. CST on February 21 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City.

  • Farm calendar - January 25, 2017

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     Beef Efficiency Conference

  • Not too soon to think about calving season

    Calving season will be here before we know it. Providing sound management during that time can mean more live calves, which translates to more profit for you.

    It is important to have a short calving period to allow frequent observation and assistance if needed. Some specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:

  • Southern Nelson County Beagle Club
  • Small Ruminant Grazing Conference set for Feb. 18 in Elizabethtown

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture reported that sheep and goat numbers in the state are nearly equal at 53,000 and 59,000 head, respectively. New and established producers can benefit from educational opportunities at the upcoming annual Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference.