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Agriculture

  • Bull choice is a factor in calving ease and disposition

     When selecting a new beef bull there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Buying a bull that fits the specific needs of an operation is very important and will be different for every farm.

  • 4-H Officers elected at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
  • Crawford Farms celebrates 25 years of fall fun

     Crawford Farms, that mecca of Halloween fun and pumpkins, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall.

  • More than a buck
  • Roundstone recognized for green efforts

    From a simple need for local native seed sources for conservation plantings 16 years ago, Randy and John Seymour developed Roundstone Native Seed. Today, they are a leader in the native plant and habitat restoration arena.

    Roundstone Native Seed received the Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award. The award is one of the most prestigious conservation awards in the state.

  • County corn variety results

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers.  The cooperator for 2013 was Fresh Start Farms. Seed companies supply 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 next year.

  • Farm News - October 16, 2013

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited 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 in the LaRue County Farm Bureau Building, 606 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville.

    Dead animal pickup

  • 4-H Calendar - October 16, 2013

    Shooting Sports practice
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the New Haven Gun Club. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.
     
    Arts & Crafts Explorers
    The 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Extension office. New members are welcome to attend.
     
    Pumpkin decorating
    The 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Extension office.

  • Scramble
  • Ag Tags now benefit FFA and 4-H

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer has pioneered the Kentucky Farm License Plate Program, allowing Kentucky FFA and 4-H to directly benefit from the sale of Ag Tags. When a person purchasing a Kentucky Farm License plate, they have the opportunity to donate $10, which is divided equally between Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H and Kentucky Proud.