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Agriculture

  • Soybean producers needed for UK studies

    A University of Kentucky postdoctoral scholar needs Kentucky soybean growers’ help with two new research projects.

    The projects are led by Jerrod Penn, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Agricultural Economics, and investigate issues in row crops such as field management, insects and weed control.

    The first project is a brief survey designed to help researchers understand growers’ field management practices. This survey may help direct future research efforts at UK.

  • LaRue state fair winners in angus show
  • Fall color in the forest

    Kentucky’s forests are home to one of the most diverse hardwood species mixes in the United States, second only to Florida. With more than 12 million acres of forests, a rainbow of color is on display in Kentucky almost every fall.

  • Farm calendar - August 30, 2017

     

    LaRue County Grain Field Day

    LaRue County Extension’s annual Grain Crops Field Day is scheduled at 6 p.m. on September 14 at Shady Rest Farms. (6153 Munfordville Rd) Signs will be posted. For more info call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     UK Grazing School

  • September is Quota Hunt Application Time

    Each year, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources administers quota hunts for deer, upland birds and waterfowl on state wildlife management areas and other public lands.

    September is the month to apply for these opportunities.

    Hunters can apply through the department’s website at fw.ky.gov or by phone at 1-877-598-2401. Either option is available 24 hours a day. Applications for these quota hunts are not open until September 1.

  • Limiting Weaning Stress for Beef Cattle

     Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social. You can help them avoid or minimize these with proper management.

  • Farm Calendar - August 23, 2017

    Extension board meeting

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension District Board will meet at noon on Tuesday, August 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

     UK Grazing School

    The Fall UK Grazing School will be hosted at the Woodford County Extension office on September 27-28. This program will cover how to manage fescue and extend the grazing season with other forages. Please contact Zach Workman, Master Grazer Coordinator at 859-257-7512 or zewo222@uky.edu for info. Enrollment is limited to the first 50 producers who sign up. 

  • Farm Calendar

    Extension board meeting

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension District Board will meet at noon on Tuesday, August 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

     UK Grazing School

    The Fall UK Grazing School will be hosted at the Woodford County Extension office on September 27-28. This program will cover how to manage fescue and extend the grazing season with other forages. Please contact Zach Workman, Master Grazer Coordinator at 859-257-7512 or zewo222@uky.edu for info. Enrollment is limited to the first 50 producers who sign up. 

  • Shaw named Angus delegate

    James Q. Shaw of Hodgenville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 134th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates to be held in November, 2017 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Berry elected to Southern States board

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville and Bryon Nelson of Vine Grove, KY were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin COOP held in Hodgenville on August 17, 2017. More than 40 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Drew Langley of Glendale was elected chairman of the local board of directors, while Kerby Grey of Cecilia was named vice chairman.