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Agriculture

  • Establishing late-summer forages

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.

  • 2017 National Junior Angus Show
  • Farm calendar - August 9, 2017

    Pesticide container recycling

    The only date to bring in pesticide containers for the Rinse and Return Program will be. Triple rinsed, five gallon or less, plastic pesticide containers can be brought to Southern States in Hodgenville between 9 and 11 a.m. today for recycling. All containers should be clean and have labels removed. Please do not bring containers that are not properly rinsed. Have the lid removed, and the label removed as well as possible. There is no charge for the program, but it does allow you to get rid of containers in an environmentally safe way.

  • Woodlands could be your farm’s hidden asset

    Maximizing every bit of profit from your farm is a key to success. As a landowner, one thing that may not be at the top of your mind is your farm’s woodlands, but you should manage them just like crops, fields, gardens or other agricultural endeavors.

  • ‘Ag Tag’ donations soared to nearly $630,000 in 2017, shattering previous records

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated since the program began.

    The voluntary donations are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Farm calendar - August 2, 2017

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    Due to great sales numbers, the LaRue County Farmer’s Market vendors have decided to extend the market one more week to August 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until everything is sold out.

    Beef Producers meeting

    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet at the LaRue County Extension Office at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8. Please note that this is a new time and all monthly meetings will be at 7 p.m. year-round unless otherwise noted. There will be a meal provided and we do ask that you bring a dessert.

  • Grazing Annual Lespedeza

    Lespedeza is a legume that was first planted in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, and is commonly associated with the name Japanese clover.  It was not until the 1940s and 50s that lespedeza became more common in pastures. Currently the southeastern United States is the main location of annual lespedeza used for grazing

    Perennial or Annual?

  • 2017 LaRue County split fair results - Held July 18, 2017

    2017 LaRue County Fair Agricultural DisplayYouth Division

    Red Tomatoes

    First – Eva Falk

    Cucumbers

    First – Leo Falk

    Second – Isabella Day

    Third – Ellie Grace Day

    Yellow Onions

    First – Isabella Day

    Second – Ellie Grace Day

    Peppers, Hot Bell or Sweet

    First – Isabella Day

    Second – Ellie Grace Day

    Yellow Squash

    First – Isabella Day

    Second – Ellie Grace Day

  • Farm calendar - July 26, 2017

    Farmers Market

    LaRue County Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 27 located at the American Legion Parking Lot, 636 S. Lincoln Blvd. in Hodgenville.

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Give your summer garden new life

    Summer’s heat and weather can take a toll on your flower garden. But with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.

    It’s always important to make sure annuals and perennials get plenty of water this time of year, especially in later summer.  Annuals, in particular, will start to decline without an adequate supply of water to keep the ground moist.