• COLUMN: Pasture renovation to be rolling in clover

    Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve their pasture and hay fields. Pastures and other forages feed the county’s 24,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. It will soon be time to renovate this year.

    Pasture renovation (seeding legumes, usually clover, into an established grass stand) is a win-win situation because it decreases production costs and increases animal performance, which should result in increased income.

  • 4-H Calendar

    Arts & Crafts

    The LaRue County 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Extension office.



    4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Extension office. The program is open to LaRue County youth ages 5-8 years old or K-3rd grades.

    4-H Council to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Extension office.


    Cooking Club

  • CAIP deadline is Feb. 4

    Farmer applications for the 2014 County Agricultural Investment Program are available through the Feb. 4 deadline at the LaRue County Extension office. All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary focus investment area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent cost share reimbursement limit of $2,000.

  • Farm News

    Private pesticide applicator training

    Private pesticide applicator training will be conducted 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council

    The Bacon Creek Watershed Council will meet 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 central time at Bonnieville City Hall, 7775 N. Dixie Hwy., Bonnieville. There is no charge to attend and the meeting is open to the public.

  • Ryan Bivens completes term as Kentucky Soybean president

    Ryan Bivens of Hodgenville recently completed his term as president of the Kentucky Soybean Association.

    Bivens, a soybean, corn and wheat farmer in Hodgenville, has been a driving force in the success of the association for many years.

    Bivens and wife Misty were named American Soybean Association/DuPont Young Leaders in 2004, which kick-started his involvement with the soybean association. He was elected to serve on the board by farmers in his region in 2008 and quickly moved to a leadership position.

  • PHOTOS: Hay day
  • Nolin RECC offers D.C. trip to high school juniors

    Local high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members receiving electric service from Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation are eligible to enter a contest that may take them to Washington, D.C. The yearly competition also includes a trip to Frankfort for all participating students.

  • PHOTOS: Hunting Trip
  • PHOTO: Young Producer’s Council
  • PHOTO: Young Producer’s Chair