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Agriculture

  • Calculate winter hay supply, storage needs

    With the majority of this year’s hay made, now is the time for LaRue County livestock producers to determine if they have enough hay to get through the winter. Determining this is not difficult. Here’s how to get a fairly accurate estimate.

    1. Estimate the number of days you’ll feed hay this winter. In a normal year, Kentucky producers average 120 days (from Dec. 1 until March 31) of feeding hay. This will vary depending upon your situation.

  • 4-H State Fair Champs
  • Farm News - September 25, 2013

    Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull
    The Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull will be 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. Events for children begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 12. To sign up, call Tim Hornback at 270-300-8636.

    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.

  • 4-H Calendar - September 25, 2013

    Arts & Crafts Explorers
    The 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Extension office. New members are welcome to attend. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Cooking Club
    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Extension Office. New members are welcome to attend.

    Award Points forms due
    4-H Award Points forms are due to the Extension office by Monday, Sept. 30.

  • Boyd and Hayse elected to Southern States board

    David Boyd of Hodgenville and Paul Hayse of Rineyville were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of the Hardin Co-op.

    The meeting was held Sept. 9 in Hodgenville with more than 70 stockholder-members and their families attending.

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville was elected chairman/president of the board of directors. Hayse was named vice chairman.

    Don Thomas, district manager, presented a report on major developments at the co-op.

  • Conner selected as delegate for American Angus Association

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville has been elected as a delegate to the 130th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 18 in Louisville.

  • The Princess and the Watermelon
  • 4-H Achievement Trip
  • Yellowjackets are out and about, be careful with these helpful tips

       The appearance of yellowjackets is one sure sign fall is on its way. Actually these fairly small unpredictable, stinging pests have been around this summer feeding on other insects. Most of us simply haven’t noticed them.

  • LaRue County Fair Tractor Pull Winners

    5500 Farm Stock Antique
    First – Charles Tucker, Campbellsville
    Second – Dylan Brown, Campbellsville
    Third – Robby Wilkerson, Campbellsville

    5500 Open Antique
    First – David Burkhead, Big Clifty
    Second – Chad Votaw, Loretto
    Third – Charles Tucker, Campbellsville

    King of the Hill
    First – John Bell, Hodgenville
    Second – Jordon Harris, Edmonton
    Third – Jamie Compton, Hammonsville