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Agriculture

  • LCHS FFA Chapter receives 3 star rating
  • Proper hay storage, feeding areas are important

    Hay stored outside before feeding suffers substantial losses of both yield and forage quality. Weathering losses in round hay bales are deceptively large. In fact, just a four‑inch layer on the surface can contain up to one‑third of the entire bale volume. A weather damaged 1,200 pound bale of hay would therefore actually provide only 800 pounds of feed.

    Weathered hay is much less palatable to livestock than undamaged hay.  If livestock don’t like it, they won’t eat as much.  If they eat less, they are in a worse nutritional state.

  • Farm calendar - November 9, 2016

    Kentucky Cattlemen’s Assocation Town Hall Meeting

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office on Thursday, November 17. The focus of this town hall meeting will be on current cattle markets. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Kentucky/Tennessee Beginning Farmer Summit

  • LaRue Co. corn plot results

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2016 was Shady Rest Farms.

    Seed companies supply the seed, 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 the following years.

  • 4-H Pumpkin Decorating
  • 4-H Calendar - November 2, 2016

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  No dogs at this meeting. The club will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at 100 Carter Brothers Road in Hodgenville.  Bring your dog on a leash to this meeting.

    Shooting Club

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

    month (weather permitting) at the New Haven Gun Club.

    Arts and crafts Explores

  • Boil water advisory issued

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for residents who live on Civils Loop, Hamilton Heights and Tonieville Road. The advisory was issued due to a water line break.

    Residents who live on these roadways are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

  • Cattle producers hear long list of problems, no solutions

    By Sharon Burton

    The Farmer's Pride

    Producers heard about several reasons for weak cattle prices, but came away from a meeting last week still not sure where to place blame.

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association hosted town hall meetings in LaRue and Clark counties so local cattle producers could hear from representatives from the feeder and packing industries.

  • Farm calendar - November 2, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday night, November 8 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Please note the earlier start time. Mike England will be presenting information about Mix 30, a protein supplement that is an alternative to liquid molasses based feeds. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Extension Office, 270-358-3401. A meal will be served, but we do ask that you bring a dessert.

    Kentucky Cattlemen’s Assocation Town Hall Meeting

  • 4-H Calendar - October 26, 2016

    Arts and Crafts Explorers

    The Arts and Craft Explorers will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on October 26 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  New members are welcome to attend.  Please call to RSVP, 270-358-3401.

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet on Thursday, October 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Wranglers Horse Club