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Agriculture

  • 2017 LaRue Co. Fair Floral Hall Results

    87 Entries

    Grand Champion- Isabella Day with 11 Blue Ribbons

    The Floral Hall exhibit was managed by the County Extension Homemaker organization. In the Floral Hall, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbons are awarded according to the merit of each individual item regardless of the number of entries in a class. Judges do not have to automatically give any ribbons or a 1st place ribbon if they don’t think the item deserves that placing.

    Food Department

    Cakes

    Chocolate Cake

    First, Melissa Sanders

    Jam Cake

  • Farm calendar - June 21, 2017

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agriculture Development Council will be meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday June 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office 270-358-3401.

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Fruit, Vegetable Crops Disease Prevention

    Transplanted and early direct-seeded vegetable crops in the field should be receiving their first fungicide application this week, if growers haven’t started their spray program yet.

  • Plan Ahead for Successful Summer Canning

    Whether you’ve been canning for years or are just starting out, now’s the time to plan ahead, so that you’ll be ready to make the most of this summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables.

    First, you need to decide which type of canner you’ll be using. There are two types of canners available: boiling water canners and pressure canners. A boiling water canner can safely be used to can high-acid foods like fruits, jams, jellies, pickles and acidified tomato products.

  • Farm calendar - June 14, 2017

    Hort Shorts gardening classes 

    The next class in the Hort Shorts summer series gardening class is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The class will be about “Preparing for Fall Garden Crops”. For more information please contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401. 

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Fly control on cattle

    Warmer weather brings more pest problems. Horn flies and face flies are key pests of Kentucky cattle. Both species breed in fresh manure piles, but they present different threats and management problems. Fortunately, you have a variety of fly control options.

  • 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. 

  • Farm calendar - June 7, 2017

    HORT SHORTS GARDENING CLASSES 

    The next class in the Hort Shorts summer series gardening class is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The class will be about “Preparing for Fall Garden Crops”. For more information please contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401. 

    PESTICIDE CONTAINER RECYCLING

  • Taste of LaRue
  • Quarles warns farmers to avoid hay-buying scam

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles is cautioning area farmers to stay alert for possible scams targeting hay buyers and sellers.

    “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has received several reports of fraudulent hay-buying activity in recent weeks,” Quarles said. “Farmers should take extra care to protect themselves from scam artists when buying or selling commodities such as hay or livestock, especially when contacted through email, social media, or text message.”

    Warning signs of a possible scam may include: