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Agriculture

  • Is your planter ready for Spring?

    Are you certain that your planter is ready to go this spring? Planter issues account for the majority of uneven emergence in corn. Studies have shown that you can have a 5-6 percent yield loss because corn plants don’t emerge uniformly. And that’s yield loss that is gone from the get-go. Before the seed has even germinated.

  • Make A Difference for Our County’s Youth

    Ag Tag $10 donation

    benefits 4-H and FFA locally

    Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky over 255,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking, through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • Bivens appointed to KY State Fair Board

    Governor Matt Bevin announced today appointments to the KY State Fair Board. Among those choosen is Ryan Bivens, from Hodgenville. Bivens will serve a 4 year term. Read the entire story concerning the Governor's  appointments in Wednesday's edition of the LaRue County Herald News.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 2, 2016

    4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Canoe and Kayak Club

    The 4-H Canoe and Kayak Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Blue Grass Stockyards to be rebuilt in New Location

    After a difficult and emotional three weeks since the fire that destroyed the Lexington property, owners of the Blue Grass Stockyards are ready to announce plans to move forward. This week owners have applied to place Blue Grass Stockyards on a pre-owned piece of property in the Northwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Ironworks Pike in far Northern Fayette County.

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Arts and Crafts Explores Club

    The 4-H Arts and Crafts Explorers Club will meet on Wednesday, February 24 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • 4-H News
  • Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum

    LaRue County 4-H Volunteers recently attended the Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum held in Lexington.  The event included workshops as well as two recognition events. Workshops were offered on a variety of subjects in order to help volunteers bring back new ideas and programs to their county.  Livestock and horse volunteer earned hours toward their required recertification.

  • Zika Virus, what you need to know

    There has been a lot of discussion about the Zika Virus lately, after several cases have occurred in the United States; however, health officials and entomologists state Kentuckians face little risk. The aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads the Zika virus, has not been found in Kentucky.

  • Local farmer donates to library’s homeschool program

    Friends of the LaRue County Public Library has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmers Dennis and Janet Cruse of LaRue County.

    The Friends will use this donation to support the LaRue County Public Library’s Homeschool Program. The Homeschool Program is the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. This semester the kids are learning about music. The money will help purchase books, program supplies and possible presenters.