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Agriculture

  • Organic corn workshop set for Jan. 16

     With the price of corn around $7 per bushel, it may be surprising that there could be a more profitable alternative. But, with the price of certified organic corn in mid-December averaging $14.30 per bushel, producing certified organic corn deserves a good look.

  • COLUMN: Registration available for Master Cattlemen Program

     Beef producers in LaRue, Hardin and Meade counties have the opportunity to participate in the Heartland Master Cattlemen Program.  

    The Master Cattlemen Program consists of 10, four-hour sessions focusing on beef production and the beef industry. These individual educational sessions cover management skills, forages, nutrition, facilities and animal behavior, environmental stewardship and industry awareness, genetics, reproduction, herd health, end product and marketing and profitability. 

  • KDA sponsors poster and essay contest

     The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is sponsoring its annual Poster and Essay Contest themed “Agriculture Grows in my Community.”

    “Agriculture affects the economy of every Kentucky community,” Commissioner James Comer said. “Agriculture also is a vital part of every Kentucky community’s culture and heritage. I look forward to seeing how Kentucky’s young people express themselves on this important topic.”

  • Free hunter's class

     A free hunter education orange card class will be 6 p.m. Jan. 10, 11 and 12 at Lincoln Trail Gun Club, 299 Albert Willet Road, New Haven. For more information, contact Edward Lane at 270-268-9064. The class is for age 9 and older. The class is open to the public and sponsored by the LaRue County Shooting Sports Club.

  • Farm Calendar - Jan. 2, 2013

     Beef Cattle Association to meet

  • PHOTO: Elk Hunt

     Kathy Williamson harvested this cow elk on Dec. 18 in Knott County. Kathy was guided by TLC Outfitters & Bugle Boys of Prestonsburg on her first elk hunt. She and her husband Mike are U.S. Army veterans. 

  • Cottrell named runner-up in KFB contest

     Ashley Cottrell of LaRue County and Corbin Cowles of Warren County were runners-up in the 2012 Outstanding Youth contest at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Dec. 6 in Louisville.

    They each received $200 cash and a digital camera from KFB. Megan Harper of Marshall County and Coleman Stivers of Fayette County were awarded top honors and were selected from 22 district finalists.

  • 4-H Livestock Club supports Santa Bus

     4-H Livestock Club members, Vice President William Pearman, Activities Coordinator Emily Pearman presented Ann “Snookie Morrison” with donations for the Santa Bus. 

  • FARM NEWS - Dec. 26, 2012

     Beef Cattle Association to meet

  • First application deadline announced for EQIP and WHIP

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