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Agriculture

  • County corn variety results

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers.  The cooperator for 2013 was Fresh Start Farms. Seed companies supply seed, assist at planting and harvest and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • Farm News - October 16, 2013

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    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.

    Dead animal pickup

  • 4-H Calendar - October 16, 2013

    Shooting Sports practice
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the New Haven Gun Club. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.
     
    Arts & Crafts Explorers
    The 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Extension office. New members are welcome to attend.
     
    Pumpkin decorating
    The 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Extension office.

  • Scramble
  • Ag Tags now benefit FFA and 4-H

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer has pioneered the Kentucky Farm License Plate Program, allowing Kentucky FFA and 4-H to directly benefit from the sale of Ag Tags. When a person purchasing a Kentucky Farm License plate, they have the opportunity to donate $10, which is divided equally between Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H and Kentucky Proud.

  • 4-H Calendar - October 9, 2013

    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Extension office. New members with an interest in poultry are encouraged to attend.

    Livestock Club clinic
    The 4-H Livestock Club will hold a clinic 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at Gentry Farms. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.
     
    Livestock Club
    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the LaRue County Extension office. New members are welcome to attend.
     

  • Farm News - October 9, 2013

    Conservation District office open
    The LaRue County Conservation District remains open; however, the Hardin/LaRue Farm Service Agency is closed during the government shutdown.

    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

  • New state regs, night hunting for coyotes allowed

    Hunters may now pursue coyotes at night.     

    New regulations allow hunters to use a shotgun to take coyotes at night year round. Lights or night vision equipment can only be used from Feb. 1 through May 31.     

  • Learn the risks of prussic acid poisoning

    Producers should be aware of the risk of cyanide or prussic poisoning in cattle, goats, and other ruminants.

    Sudangrass, johnsongrass, sorghums and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids contain cyanogenic glycosides. When the plant undergoes a stressful event such as cutting, wilting, freezing and drought, the plant cells rupture which allows the cyanogenic compounds to produce poisonous cyanide.

  • People's Garden harvested early

    The People’s Garden at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park was harvested early due to the government shutdown.

    The original harvest date was Oct. 3, according to garden coordinator Steve Meredith. When he learned the Park would likely close – along with other national sites and monuments due to government gridlock – he gathered a group of volunteers to help pick beans, peppers, corn, gourds, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkin and squash.