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Agriculture

  • Farm Calendar - Jan. 16, 2013

     EQIP and WHIP deadline

  • 4-H Calendar - Jan. 16, 2013

     Cloverbuds

    The LaRue County 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Extension Office.  The Cloverbud program is for ages 5 to 8 years old or kindergarten through third grades.

     

    Kids Choice

    The LaRue County 4-H Kids Choice Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Extension Office.

     

    Shooting Sports chili cook-off and auction

  • COLUMN: Reconsider grazing practices

     As we begin a new year, it is a good time for cattle, goat and sheep producers to review livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some grazing suggestions for the first six months of 2013 as producers attempt to feed cattle through grazing as many days as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing. We will look at the later months in a future article.

  • Farm Calendar - Jan. 9, 2013

     Goat and Sheep Producer Meeting

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited. The meal will be potluck with meat provided.

    Hunter Education Orange Card Class

  • 4-H Calendar - Jan. 9, 2013

     Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.

     

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Extension Office. Youth interested in showing livestock are required to have a minimum of six livestock educational hours. For more information, contact Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

     

    Cloverbuds

  • Fish and Wildlife to hire new officers

     Applications are being accepted for conservation officers at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.    

    “We’re going to hire 15 recruits,” said Hank Patton, director of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife's Law Enforcement Division. “We have positions open in Bath, Butler, Carroll, Christian, Cumberland, Elliott, Fulton, Grant, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Lewis, Magoffin, Taylor and Warren counties.”    

  • PHOTO: Duck destiny

     Davy Coffey, with his lab, Ace, and Brandon Struck, harvested five ducks on Jan. 5.

  • Organic corn workshop set for Jan. 16

     With the price of corn around $7 per bushel, it may be surprising that there could be a more profitable alternative. But, with the price of certified organic corn in mid-December averaging $14.30 per bushel, producing certified organic corn deserves a good look.

  • COLUMN: Registration available for Master Cattlemen Program

     Beef producers in LaRue, Hardin and Meade counties have the opportunity to participate in the Heartland Master Cattlemen Program.  

    The Master Cattlemen Program consists of 10, four-hour sessions focusing on beef production and the beef industry. These individual educational sessions cover management skills, forages, nutrition, facilities and animal behavior, environmental stewardship and industry awareness, genetics, reproduction, herd health, end product and marketing and profitability. 

  • KDA sponsors poster and essay contest

     The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is sponsoring its annual Poster and Essay Contest themed “Agriculture Grows in my Community.”

    “Agriculture affects the economy of every Kentucky community,” Commissioner James Comer said. “Agriculture also is a vital part of every Kentucky community’s culture and heritage. I look forward to seeing how Kentucky’s young people express themselves on this important topic.”