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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: FFA float wins mayor's choice
  • Guthrie named Friend of Farm Bureau

    Congressman Brett Guthrie recently received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s “Friend of Farm Bureau” award.

     “Agriculture is a key industry in our Commonwealth and plays a major role in our local economy,” said Congressman Guthrie. “It truly is an honor to receive this award from the American Farm Bureau Federation.”

  • Tips to protect your farm

    The following information can help you plan for property security on your farm or property.

    n Ask your insurance agent to walk your farm with you and review your coverage.

    n Identify your property for emergency personnel with three-inch reflective numbers on the mailbox, post or other location.

    n Install a well-hidden emergency information box for emergency personnel. Items in the information box should include an up-to-date farm map, a list of emergency contacts and other vital information.

  • COLUMN: Protect your farm

     The following information can help you plan for property security on your farm or property.

    Ask your insurance agent to walk your farm with you and review your coverage.

    Identify your property for emergency personnel with three-inch reflective numbers on the mailbox, post or other location.

    Install a well-hidden emergency information box for emergency personnel. Items in the information box should include an up-to-date farm map, a list of emergency contacts and other vital information.

  • COLUMN: Youth celebrate 4-H Week

     More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.  4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

  • 4-H Calendar - Oct. 8, 2014

    Rabbit Club meets; Parent Night Out

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the LaRue County Extension office. The Rabbit Club is hosting a Parent Night Out after the meeting, 6-10 p.m. Parents may register their children by calling 270-358-3401.  The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for each sibling. Activities will include pumpkin decorating and crafts and a light snack. All proceeds go to the 4-H Rabbit Club for the “Road to Texas.”

     

    Horse Fun Show

  • Southern States board elects new members

    David Brown of Hodgenville and Bill Cochran 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. 24 in Elizabethtown with more than 73 stockholder-members and their families attending.

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was elected chairman/president of the board of directors. Paul Hayse was named vice chairman.

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

  • Conservation District offers assistance

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • Check off fall garden tasks

    You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear, pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.

    Those in warm climates are switching to winter annuals, while those in colder regions are fortifying their landscapes for the cold winter ahead. No matter where you live, invest some time in preparing your landscape for the change in seasons. Dedicating some time now will pay off with healthier more beautiful plants next spring.

  • Share the road during harvest

    Grain harvest equipment is much larger than it used to be. Combines are much bigger, grain carts have increased in size tremendously, and semi-trucks and trailers haul hundreds of bushels of grain away from high capacity combines.

    This equipment has to travel from field to field to harvest our corn and soybean crops. As a result, large farm equipment is on our rural roads that were not designed or suited for them.

    Both farmers and the general public should share in the responsibility of safe travel during the harvest season.