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Agriculture

  • Farm News - September 18, 2013

    Beef Master Marketer
    The first session of the three county Master Marketer program will be 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Hardin County Extension office. Additional sessions will be Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 17 and 24.  A wide range of topics that affect livestock marketing concepts will be covered in the five sessions. A $75 registration per person will cover course materials, meals and out-of-state speaker expense. Contact the LaRue Extension office at 270-358-3401 to register.

    Bacon Creek Community Roundtable

  • 4-H Calendar - September 18, 2013

    Award Point Help
    If you need help completing your 4-H Award Points Form, you may attend a help session 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Sept. 24 at the Extension office.

    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.

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

  • More tips on harvest safety

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 15-21. The theme for this year is Working Together for Safety in Agriculture.

    Annually, there are around 600 deaths and 70,000 disabling injuries because of agricultural accidents, making farming one of the most hazardous occupations in the country.

    Harvest is a prime time for accidents. We covered some safety tips last week, but, let’s look at some more harvest safety tips.

  • Hunter becomes farmer
  • Be safe this harvest season, prevent accidents and mishaps

    LaRue County has had too many tragic accidents recently involving various vehicles and equipment.

    With the fall harvest underway, farmers are encouraged to be extra careful and prevent accidents and further tragedies from happening.

    Consider the following safety tips.

  • 4-H Calendar -September 11, 2013

    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Extension office. New members are welcome to attend.

    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.
     

  • Farm News -September 11, 2013

    Tractor pull at LaRue County Fairgrounds
    A tractor pull will be held 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds, 375 S. Greensburg St., Hodgenville.

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

  • Tractor pull at LaRue County Fairgrounds

    Organizers are crossing their fingers, hoping Saturday night’s tractor pull isn’t canceled once again.

    The LaRue County Fair’s tractor pull was canceled in June due to heavy storms. It will be held 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds, 375 S. Greensburg St., Hodgenville.

    Sign-in is 4 p.m.; gate fee is $5 per person with children age 6 and under, free.

    There are 12 classes for farm stock antique, open antique, non turbo, altered farm and King of the Hill.

    Trophies will be presented.

  • Heath family seeks to save lives one ‘pull’ at a time

    With a long history of cancer, Connie Heath and her family are working to eradicate the illness for others.

    In an effort to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull is returning to Hardin County this fall.

    The pull at the Hardin County Fairgrounds begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 6 p.m. Oct. 12, with events for children beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 12. Last year’s pull raised more than $14,000 for the foundation.

  • Sweet Tater