• Heirloom vegetables true to type, true to taste

    Heirloom vegetables are vintage varieties preserved by passing down seed through generations.
    Generally 50 to 100 years old, heirlooms are always open pollinated and usually breed true to type. They often are selected for flavor potential and quality.
    Prior to the development of commercial farming, heirlooms held a prominent place on the family farm. Today many of these old-time favorites are again finding a place at consumer’s tables, local farmers’ markets and roadside stands.

  • Rep. Meredith files bill to eliminate sales tax on prescription drugs for farm animals

    State Representative Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) has filed a bill with Representative Wilson Stone that if passed would eliminate the sales tax on the sale, purchase of prescription and over the counter drugs for treatment of some varieties of farm animals.

  • Farm News

    Goat and Sheepmeeting
    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the LaRue County Extension office. Plans for Extension Expo on March 15 will be discussed and a video shown on “What Kind of Hay for Goats and Sheep.” A potluck meal is planned. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.
    Beekeeping workshop

  • Farm storage facility loans available through FSA

    Farm Storage Facility Loans are available through the Farm Service Agency. 

  • Certified seed is a proven investment

    Spring seems a long way off, but farmers should begin planning now for this year’s forage seed purchases. Buying certified seed is one of the few investments that provide a research proven high rate of return.

  • Old quarry

    Workers labored at the old quarry at Upton on Dixie Loop, off Tom Priddy Road. The photo was taken between 1934 and 1942.

  • Farm News

    Beginning Cheese Making

  • Digital photos added to Ag Department’s contest

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest will add a category for digital submissions this year along with the traditional poster and essay competitions.

  • Mesonet provides weather information

    When farmers want to know how the weather will impact their planting, growing and harvesting decisions, they can get a multitude of information from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Ag Weather Center website and the Kentucky Mesonet. Agriculture meteorologists Tom Priddy and Matt Dixon continually add new features to keep the state’s farmers and livestock producers in the know.

  • Grazing calendar helps planning through June

    As we begin a new year, it is a good time for cattle, goat and sheep producers to review livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some grazing suggestions for the first six months of 2014 (we will look at the later months in a future article) as producers attempt to feed cattle through grazing as many days as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.