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Agriculture

  • COLUMN: Fundamentals of pasture management

     Spring provides a good opportunity to assess pastures and create a working plan that is economical and increases the fertility of the land. Good pasture management enables livestock to graze on pasture for more days of the year. To increase days on pasture, farmers should first implement a rotational grazing system to allow pastures time to recover. Having two or more pastures and rotating stock back and forth increases the fertility of the soil by allowing the empty pasture to replenish itself.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 13, 2013

     Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 13 at the LaRue County Extension Service.

     

    Camp date set

    The 4-H Poster Contest deadline is Friday, March 15.

     

    Volunteers needed for Expo

    LaRue County 4-H will be at the Extension Expo on Saturday, March 16. Several clubs will have booths; cotton candy will be sold. Call 358-3401 to volunteer for a one hour shift.

     

    Cloverbuds

  • PHOTO: 4-H Poster Contest

     Members of the Kids Choice Club worked on posters for the 4-H Poster Contest during a recent meeting. Selena Vidal shows her creation. The deadline for submissions is March 15. For more information, call the Extension Office at 358-3401.

  • Disaster Assistance Program administered by FSA office

     The Farm Service Agency's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 15 and May 1.

  • Register now for grazing school

     Grazing is the most cost-effective way for producers to feed ruminant animals. Each year, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture hosts two installments of the Kentucky Grazing School to help producers become better managers of their grazing systems.

    The first installment is 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 17-18 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

    Past participants have included everyone from new farmers to experienced grazers, and all have received new information and practical skills to implement in their operations.

  • COLUMN: FSA understands farmers
  • Column: Tips to manage storm water on farms

     We often hear a lot about managing storm water in urban settings, but we may not think about how it impacts farms. During a heavy rain event, clean rainwater can mix with mud, manure and other contaminants and become wastewater.

    To manage storm water on your farm you have to divert rainwater from production areas to keep it clean and to reduce the volume of wastewater. To stay in compliance with the Clean Water Act, agricultural operations must manage wastewater in a way that creates no discharge to surface water resources.

  • State begins spraying noxious weeds

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month. The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.

    The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, multiflora rose, black nightshade, wild cucumber and kudzu.

  • 4-H: Chili cook-off was a community success

     The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club would like to thank everyone who supported their recent chili cook-off and silent auction. All proceeds went to the 4-H Shooting Sports Club. 

    The club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18, with no membership fee.

    A special thanks goes to the following businesses who donated items to the silent auction: Arrowhead Pawn, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Waste Transport,

  • 4-H Calendar - March 6, 2013

     No dogs at Dog Club meeting

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 8 at the LaRue County Extension office. No dogs at this meeting.

     

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. March 11 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 13 at the LaRue County Extension Service.

     

    Volunteers needed for Expo