• Farm Calendar

    Extension Council and District Board Meeting

    The LaRue County Extension Council will meet at noon on Wednesday, October 21 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The Extension District Board will meet following the council meeting. A meal will be served. All members and interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

    No-till drills

    The LaRue County Conservation District has three no-till drills available for rent. For more information, call 270-358-3132. The office is located at 306 West Main St., Hodgenville.

  • Free Soil Testing Can Help Determine Pasture Fertilization Needs

    Farmers need to allocate their resources wisely. Whether or not to fertilize pasture and/or hay fields is one such decision.

    The answer depends on a grower’s specific situation. When considering the answer, the first thing to do is examine field soil test levels. If soil samples have not been taken within the past three years, it would be wise to collect new ones before making a decision. That alone, can save considerable money.

  • Farm Calendar – October 7, 2015

    Beef Meeting- October 13

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The program will be presented by Pennington Seeds representatives Kyle Pinger and Katie Harver. The topic is “A View to Improve Your Pastures.” Pennington Seeds and Southern States are meeting sponsors. All interested individuals are welcome to attend and a meal will be served. For information call the extension office at 270-358-3401.

    No-till drills

  • 4-H Country Ham Auction to be held at Lincoln Days

    As the State Fair has concluded, we have now wrapped up the 4-H Country Ham project for 2015. We will be holding an auction for the country hams at noon on Saturday, October 3 during Lincoln Days at the secondary stage by Garrett’s Jewelry on Water Street. The minimum bid is $35. Each child who participated in the project has the option to sell one of their hams.

  • Wheat Profitability, Budgets, Varieties

    LaRue County farmers will soon be seeding wheat for fall cover crop, haylage, hay, and grain. While wheat prices are low (as are all grain prices), there will likely be several thousand acres of wheat planted over the next few weeks.

    Profitability for growing wheat for grain or a wheat/soybean double crop this year may be very challenging. UK Extension Economist Greg Halich discusses this in his annual Wheat Planting Decision publication, which is available at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Farm Calendar – September 30, 2015

    Small Ruminant Profit School

  • 4-H Calendar - September 30, 2015

    4-H shooting club

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Gun Club.

    Lincoln Days

    LaRue County 4-H will be selling cotton candy during the Lincoln Days festival. If you would like to volunteer, please call 270-358-3401 to sign up.

    4-H Livestock Club

  • Harvest Safety Tips for Farm Safety Week

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 20-26. The theme this year is “Ag Safety is Not Just a Slogan, It’s a Lifestyle.” The theme reminds us that farming is one of the most hazardous occupations in the country and harvest is a prime time for accidents.

    Let’s look at some harvest safety tips for farmers and the public.

    Be sure workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and understand the safety procedures.

  • Farm Calendar

    Small Ruminant Profit School

  • State 4-H Forestry Field Day

    Eleven LaRue County 4-H members attended the State 4-H Forestry Field Day at Mammoth Cave last week.  The morning consisted of learning sessions in three areas: tree identification, compass and pacing and tree measurement. After lunch, competitions were held in each of those areas.

    LaRue County 4-H members Chase Wilmoth, Anthony Pike, Haley Ferguson, Briar Holt, Richard Pike and Benjamin Lope made a perfect score on the tree identification.