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Agriculture

  • 'Ornery' farmer named Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture

     After 20 years of working behind the scenes, a LaRue County farmer found himself in the spotlight at last month’s National Farm Machinery Show.

  • Farm Calendar - March 27, 2013

     Beef Producers meet

  • Watershed Council meeting canceled

    Due to the threat of inclement weather, tonight's Bacon Creek Watershed Council meeting has been canceled.

  • PHOTOS: Beef Producers
  • Turkey season begins in April

     With opening day of the statewide season just three weeks away, Kentucky turkey hunters can look forward to encountering gobblers of all ages this spring.

    “There will be a higher than average number of jakes (juvenile gobblers) compared to the 2-year-olds and older adult gobblers in our flocks,” said Steven Dobey, wild turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We should have another good spring season.”

  • COLUMN: Thistle 'spray day' is April 10

     Musk or nodding thistle is the most common type of thistle locally. The primary growth period is in the spring and summer. However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring.

    The most important step in long-term control of thistle is to prevent flowering, and the production and spread of new seed (which is carried by wind). This can be done by mechanical or chemical control.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 27, 2013

     Explorers

    The 4-H Explorers (Arts and Crafts) Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 27 at the Extension office.

     

    Dog Club meeting canceled

    The 4-H Dog Club will not meet March 30.

     

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1 at the Extension Office.  Call 358-3401 for more information.

     

    Wranglers

  • Two nonprofits benefit from farmer's generosity

     Two nonprofit groups are benefiting from the generosity of an agriculture company and the respect of a local farmer.

    Thomas Green of Glendale gave the Lakewood Elementary School athletic department and Central Hardin High School Future Farmers of America each $2,500 he won in a national drawing.

    The FFA participated in a check presentation last week at Central Hardin with Green and a representative of the organization that sponsors the award.

  • Soybean board: Record year for exports

     These little piggies went to market – international markets, that is, and in record numbers. Despite challenging issues, such as the struggling global economy and trade barriers, U.S. poultry and livestock farmers enjoyed a record year for meat exports, which helps keep domestic demand for U.S. soy strong.

    U.S. poultry, egg and pork shipments exceeded previous highs for value and volume set in 2011. International beef sales dipped slightly in volume but broke the previous value record.

  • 4-H Homecoming planned in Georgetown

     The Kentucky 4-H Homecoming, the annual signature event for the Kentucky 4-H Foundation, will be held 6 p.m. April 20 at The Hilton Garden Inn in Georgetown.

    This annual event reconnects former 4-H’ers with each other 4-H alumni as well as with friends, volunteers, and supporters of Kentucky 4-H.

    “The first two 4-H Homecomings were huge successes and we expect this year’s event to be even more successful,” said Keith L. Rogers, executive director of the Kentucky 4-H Foundation.