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Agriculture

  • Two nonprofits benefit from farmer's generosity

     Two nonprofit groups are benefiting from the generosity of an agriculture company and the respect of a local farmer.

    Thomas Green of Glendale gave the Lakewood Elementary School athletic department and Central Hardin High School Future Farmers of America each $2,500 he won in a national drawing.

    The FFA participated in a check presentation last week at Central Hardin with Green and a representative of the organization that sponsors the award.

  • Soybean board: Record year for exports

     These little piggies went to market – international markets, that is, and in record numbers. Despite challenging issues, such as the struggling global economy and trade barriers, U.S. poultry and livestock farmers enjoyed a record year for meat exports, which helps keep domestic demand for U.S. soy strong.

    U.S. poultry, egg and pork shipments exceeded previous highs for value and volume set in 2011. International beef sales dipped slightly in volume but broke the previous value record.

  • 4-H Homecoming planned in Georgetown

     The Kentucky 4-H Homecoming, the annual signature event for the Kentucky 4-H Foundation, will be held 6 p.m. April 20 at The Hilton Garden Inn in Georgetown.

    This annual event reconnects former 4-H’ers with each other 4-H alumni as well as with friends, volunteers, and supporters of Kentucky 4-H.

    “The first two 4-H Homecomings were huge successes and we expect this year’s event to be even more successful,” said Keith L. Rogers, executive director of the Kentucky 4-H Foundation.

  • Farm Calendar: March 20, 2013

     Bacon Creek Watershed Council

  • PHOTOS: Turkey buzzards
  • PHOTO: Lonely seagull

     A lone seagull walked through puddles in Shopko’s parking lot.

  • PHOTO: Pallets gone

     Tim Meredith purchased the site of the old pallet refurbishing business in Ovesen Heights, about a mile outside Hodgenville on Bardstown Road. Last week, he used a bulldozer to clean up the property. The land is now included with Meredith’s farm.

  • 4-H Gardening Club to meet

     The 4-H Gardening Club will have its first meeting of the season 10 a.m. Saturday at Lee’s Garden Center.

    All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening  – and their parents – are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages.

    Participants will learn about gardening and be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Shooting Sports

     The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will have practice 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the New Haven Gun Club. Club officers are from left, president, Hunter Thomas; vice president, Nichole Thomas; treasurer, Cameron Wimsett; secretary, Mason Lane and photographer, Hannah Perry.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 20, 2013

     Cloverbuds

    Cloverbuds (ages 5 to 8 or grades K-3) will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 20 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Kids Choice and Photography

    The 4-H Kids Choice Club and the 4-H Photography Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 21 at the Extension office.

     

    Talent Show

    The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the LCHS auditorium. Participants must pre-register by March 18. Call 358-3401 for more information.