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Agriculture

  • A fond farewell to Groundhog Hill

    “Oh sisters, let’s go down
    Let’s go down, come on down…
    Oh brothers, let’s go down…
    Down to the river to pray….”

    Well, the sunflowers have sung their last song of summer. And, the tune was from “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” a favorite of mine.

  • 4-H Performing Arts Troupe
  • One-day farmers market planned

    The LaRue County Farmers Market did not open this summer due to low interest by producers.

    However, several farmers from LaRue and neighboring counties have committed to an Ag Market Day on Thursday, Aug. 29. The event, sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Service, will offer several free activities along with the chance to purchase fresh produce.

    “A lot of vendors couldn’t commit to a weekly farmers market,” said Extension Agent David Harrison. “We wanted to have an alternative.”

  • Proud of peppers
  • Got goats
  • Farm News -August 28, 2013

    Composting class
    The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardener Volunteers will hold a composting class 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Learn what to do with your fall leaves and more. For more information, call 270-358-3401.

    Grain Field Day – Sept. 3

  • Signups being taken for Beef Master Marketer Program

    Livestock producers in Hardin, LaRue and Meade Counties can register now to participate in a new five-session program called Master Marketer.

    Session One on Sept. 19 will cover a wide range of topics that affect price discovery and sale weights when marketing feeder calves. Factors discussed will include quality and grade considerations, handling, weigh conditions, shrink and transportation.

  • Death to squash bugs

    For the last few years, my rather large family has gathered at Dad’s house just before Halloween for an annual family pumpkin carving contest.

    Filled with good-natured competition between siblings, nephews and nieces, as we crowd around an old picnic table and make a huge mess, this makes for a really fun afternoon. Pumpkin guts fly everywhere.

    There’s a fire pit, some hot chocolate or cider, some type of chili or gumbo, and touch football.  

  • Farmer’s pride
  • Grain Field Day and grain yield contest will be Sept. 3 at Fresh Start Farms

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be 5 p.m. Sept. 3 at Fresh Start Farms, operated by Ryan and Misty Bivens. The farm is located at 4109 Sonora Road (Ky. 84), Hodgenville.

    We will look at Extension’s corn and soybean variety plots on the farm.

    They include 33 Roundup Ready corn varieties and 27 Roundup Ready Group III and IV soybean varieties, double cropped.