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Agriculture

  • 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

  • COLUMN: Soybean variety plots ranked

     The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts corn and soybean variety plots in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. Corn plot results were recently discussed.

    This week we will look at the soybean results. They, too, were in cooperation with Carlos Tucker on the Duell Farm.

  • Don't step on that stink bug

     As the temperature drops, many insects will search for shelter for the winter months—many times in private residences. This year, people may notice a new insect coming indoors.

    This insect is the brown marmorated stink bug, and University of Kentucky entomologists already are receiving calls from homeowners concerning its appearance and offensive odor, said Ric Bessin, extension entomologist with the UK College of Agriculture.

  • PHOTO: Ag Commissioner visits LaRue

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer stopped in Hodgenville Monday morning, visiting with local farmers and community leaders. Above, he is pictured with FFA students. From left, Jared Whitlock, Comer, Shea Elswick, Ashley Cottrell and State Representative Michael Meredith. Watch next week’s Herald News for a story about Comer’s visit.

  • COLUMN: 5 is a perfect score for beef cows

     Late fall and early winter is an optimum time to prepare spring calving cows for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed. If a cow gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding, she will take longer to come into heat.

  • Commissioner Comer: New agriculture website offers transparency

     The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s expenditures are available on the website, www.kyagr.com. In addition to a transparency link, the website enables users to easily find information about Kentucky agriculture, the department’s consumer protection services, its social media channels, and the latest headlines.

  • Farm Calendar - Oct. 24, 2012

     Kentucky Area Dairy Producer meeting