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Agriculture

  • COLUMN: Handy tools for beef producers

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has an excellent hay and

    haylage testing program for LaRue County farmers. A toll free call to the

    KDA Forage Testing Program 1-800-248-4628 will get a trained individual to come to the farm, take samples of your hay/haylage and get the test results back in a short period of time.

    The results can be used to accurately, efficiently and economically determine a feeding and supplementation program. The cost is $10 per

    "lot.”

  • Cottrell, Stillwell named Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth

     Ashley Cottrell and Austin Stillwell were chosen to represent the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth for LaRue County.

    They competed against contestants from other counties at the District 3 Kentucky Farm Bureau Meeting on Nov. 1.

    This contest is open to any 15 to 19 year olds whose parent or guardian is a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau. The two areas of competition were a personal interview and a two-minute speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau.

  • KENTUCKY AFIELD: A courteous hunter is welcomed back

     Thousands of Kentucky hunters hit the woods Nov. 10, the opening day of modern gun deer season.    

    After storing your hunting clothes in a bag with leaves and fresh earth to remove your smell, getting up in the pre-dawn to be in the woods before first light and selecting a good setup spot, you take a nice, fat doe.    

  • Applications being taken for sandhill crane hunt

     Applications for Kentucky's second sandhill crane hunting season will be accepted Nov. 15-30 at www.fw.ky.gov.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will issue permits to 400 hunters this year through a randomized computer drawing. Applicants drawn for a hunt must pass an online identification test before they can receive a permit.

    Applicants must have a valid Kentucky hunting license or be license exempt when they apply. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife charges a $3 fee for each application.

  • PHOTO: Jared Whitlock competes in FFA event

     Jared Whitlock of the LaRue County FFA Chapter was one of 27 participants in the National FFA Dairy Cattle Handlers' Activity. The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Whitlock was awarded a Silver emblem. He is pictured with advisor Tim Quiggins.

  • Team competes in Ag Communications

     Members of the LaRue County FFA were one of 30 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

    The team, led by advisor Misty Bivens, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 87 other participants. Shea Elswick received a Silver emblem, Hayley Utter received a Gold emblem, and Kyle Edlin received a Silver emblem.

  • FFA team competes at National Convention

     Members of the LaRue County FFA Chapter in Kentucky were one of 37 teams participating in the National FFA Milk Quality and Products Career Development Event.

    The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team, led by advisor Misty Bivens, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 143 other participants. Brittney Corbin received a Silver emblem, Jacob Ovesen received a Silver emblem, Ashley Cottrell received a Gold emblem, and Kyle Devary received a Silver emblem.

  • Local 4-H program receives funding

     Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer announced in February that for the first time, the proceeds from the farm licenses plate - voluntary donations would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud. Farmers can make the $10 donation when they renewed their license plates.

  • PHOTOS: 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • 4-H CALENDAR - Nov. 7

     Cloverbuds meet

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Nov. 7 at the LaRue County Extension Office This is for youth ages 5 to 8 or kindergarten through third grades.

     

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Extension Office. Any youth wishing to show livestock will need to complete a minimum of six educational hours. For more information, call the Extension Office at 358-3401.

     

    Poultry Club