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Agriculture

  • COLUMN: What you feed will grow

     “Guard your mind” seems to be the admonition of the writer of Proverbs 23:7 when he says, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” Be careful what goes into your mind for it determines what your life will be like.

    Some fill their minds with negative and destructive thoughts. The result is that they become pessimistic about life.

  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 6, 2013

     Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports will hold practice 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the New Haven Gun Club. The club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month, weather permitting.

     

    Dog Club, no dogs

    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Extension office. Do not bring dogs to this meeting. Dogs are allowed at the next meeting, 2-3 p.m. Feb. 23. New members are welcome to attend.

     

    Livestock Club

  • Farm Calendar - Feb. 6, 2013

     Beef Producers meet

    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the LaRue County Extension office. Jeff Clark with Dow AgroServices will discuss weed control in pastures. A meal sponsored by Southern States will be provided.

     

    Beef quality assurance training

  • PHOTO: Extension Expo organizers honored

     LaRue County Extension Expo was a recipient of the Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence. The Extension Expo was recognized for 30 years of success in showcasing Extension and LaRue County to the community. Caleb Ragland, Council president, received the award from award committee member Rita Williams.

  • PHOTO: Extension: Award of Excellence

     LaRue County High School’s Agricultural Program was a recipient of the Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence at the annual Extension Council Leadership Banquet on Jan. 28. The Vocational Agricultural Curriculum, the FFA organization, the Young Farmers Association and LCHS agriculture teachers Tim Quiggins and Misty Bivens were recognized. All have made significant contributions to LaRue County agriculture and the community. Above, from left, Bivens and Quiggins, Young  Farmer President Joe Stults, FFA President Shea Elswick and award committee member Jill Gray.

  • COLUMN: Certified forage feed is the best buy

     Spring seems a long way off, but farmers should begin planning now for this year’s forage seed purchases. Let’s discuss some things for you to consider now for this farm investment.

    Buying certified seed is one of the few investments that gives you a guaranteed high rate of return.

  • COLUMN: 4-H Poetry Contest is approaching

     The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the LaRue County Extension office by Feb. 18. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? 

    Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Cottrell appointed to State Fair committee

     Ashley Cottrell of LaRue County has been selected to serve on the 2013 Kentucky State Fair Young Adult Project Advisory Council. She and 34 other teens from Kentucky and southern Indiana make up the largest council since the program began in 2009.

    Cottrell will serve on the music committee. The committee will meet three times including a weekend retreat in the spring. The programs they help develop will appear on the YAP Facebook page www.facebook.com/ksfyoungadultproject.

  • PHOTO: Canyon Harned bags a deer
  • 4-H Calendar

     Photography Club members plan Jan. 31 meeting