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Agriculture

  • Boyd and Hayse elected to Southern States board

    David Boyd of Hodgenville and Paul Hayse 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. 9 in Hodgenville with more than 70 stockholder-members and their families attending.

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville was elected chairman/president of the board of directors. Hayse was named vice chairman.

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

  • Conner selected as delegate for American Angus Association

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville has been elected as a delegate to the 130th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 18 in Louisville.

  • The Princess and the Watermelon
  • 4-H Achievement Trip
  • Yellowjackets are out and about, be careful with these helpful tips

       The appearance of yellowjackets is one sure sign fall is on its way. Actually these fairly small unpredictable, stinging pests have been around this summer feeding on other insects. Most of us simply haven’t noticed them.

  • LaRue County Fair Tractor Pull Winners

    5500 Farm Stock Antique
    First – Charles Tucker, Campbellsville
    Second – Dylan Brown, Campbellsville
    Third – Robby Wilkerson, Campbellsville

    5500 Open Antique
    First – David Burkhead, Big Clifty
    Second – Chad Votaw, Loretto
    Third – Charles Tucker, Campbellsville

    King of the Hill
    First – John Bell, Hodgenville
    Second – Jordon Harris, Edmonton
    Third – Jamie Compton, Hammonsville

  • Farm News - September 18, 2013

    Beef Master Marketer
    The first session of the three county Master Marketer program will be 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Hardin County Extension office. Additional sessions will be Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 17 and 24.  A wide range of topics that affect livestock marketing concepts will be covered in the five sessions. A $75 registration per person will cover course materials, meals and out-of-state speaker expense. Contact the LaRue Extension office at 270-358-3401 to register.

    Bacon Creek Community Roundtable

  • 4-H Calendar - September 18, 2013

    Award Point Help
    If you need help completing your 4-H Award Points Form, you may attend a help session 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Sept. 24 at the Extension office.

    Arts & Crafts Explorers
    The 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Extension office. New members are welcome to attend. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Award Points forms due
    4-H Award Points forms are due to the Extension office by Monday, Sept. 30.

  • More tips on harvest safety

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 15-21. The theme for this year is Working Together for Safety in Agriculture.

    Annually, there are around 600 deaths and 70,000 disabling injuries because of agricultural accidents, making farming one of the most hazardous occupations in the country.

    Harvest is a prime time for accidents. We covered some safety tips last week, but, let’s look at some more harvest safety tips.

  • Hunter becomes farmer