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Agriculture

  • LaRue County FFA Wins Eastern Region Exposition Competition

    The LaRue County High School FFA Milk Quality and Products team recently competed at the Centennial Eastern States Exposition in Springfield Massachusetts.

    Team members Alexandra Shelton, Lindsey Shelton, Lexi Smith, and Alyssa Miller tested milk samples and different types of cheeses. This team was the very first Kentucky team to ever place first place overall in an FFA competition. Lindsey placed sixth individually, Alexandra placed fourth individually, and Alyssa placed first individually.

  • Southern Nelson Beagle Club news - October 3, 2016
  • LaRue County Celebrating National 4-H Week

    More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which is an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.  4-H will promote National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

  • 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.

  • 4-H Calendar - October 3, 2016

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Those wishing to show livestock next summer will need to earn a minimum of 6 educational hours by attending meetings.  New members are encouraged to attend.

     Wranglers Horse Club

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Please note the date change due to fall break.  New members are welcome to attend.

    Dog Club

  • FFA Members Hold Agricultural Awareness Day

    The LaRue County FFA chapter held its annual Ag Awareness Day on Thursday, September 29 for eighth graders of LaRue County Middle School.

  • Farm calendar - October 3, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401. A meal will be served, but we do ask that you bring a dessert.

     Composting: Putting your waste to work

  • LaRue Co. 4-H tours state Capitol
  • Shortening the Breeding Season

    It’s pretty easy for most beef producers to understand that the more calves they sell, the more money they are going to make. Gross income and profitability are driven by the reproductive rate. So, reproductive management is an important but sometimes overlooked aspect of beef cow-calf operations.

    A high reproductive rate in the herd increases the number of calves and can also increase weights at market. A tight breeding season can lower labor costs and the overall cost of production by increasing feed and other efficiencies.

  • 4-H calendar - September 28, 2016

    4-H Teen Club

    The LaRue County 4-H Teen Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 30 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  The Teen Club is open to 7th-12th grade students.

    Cotton Candy

    LaRue County 4-H will be selling cotton candy during Lincoln Days on October 1.  If you would like to volunteer to help at the booth, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Country Ham Auction