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Agriculture

  • 4-H Teen Leadership Academy Graduates
  • Farm calendar - May 17, 2017

    Taste of LaRue

  • Transferring your farm to the next generation

    The average age of farm operators in Kentucky is increasing, and over the next several years, many farm families will consider transitioning their farm to the next generation. The decision of when and how to begin the farm transition process can be difficult; often, farm families avoid the issue because it can be a difficult topic to discuss.

  • Lawmakers eye THC content of state’s industrial hemp

     Around 100 pounds of industrial hemp grown under Kentucky’s three-year old Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program were destroyed last month after the state found the crop had a higher THC level than the law allows.

    An April 13 Associated Press article on the destroyed crop reported that it registered THC levels of between 1.2 and 0.4 percent, or slightly above the federal and state legal limit of 0.3 percent.

  • Farm calendar - May 10, 2017

    LaRue County AG Market Day

    The annual LaRue County Ag Market Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 and will take place at the American Legion parking lot on 636 S. Lincoln Blvd. We are still accepting vendors that would like to sell their agricultural products. Contact the LaRue County Extension Office for more details at 270-358-3401.

  • Support local food systems

    We have many opportunities approaching for marketing and selling your produce or value added farm products. Oh, wait, you don’t have any of these to sell? Well guess what! There are also multiple opportunities for you to buy these products!

    First up is LaRue County Ag Market Day on Tuesday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have decided to hold the event at our new LaRue County Farmer’s Market location at the American Legion Post 87 parking lot (636 S Lincoln Blvd) to help get the word out about our new Farmers Market location for 2017.

  • 4-H calendar - May 3, 2017

    4-H Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 3:30 p.m.on Tuesday, May 9 at the Extension Office (no dogs).  If you have any questions, please contact your club leader or call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 at the Extension Office.

    4-H Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8 at the Extension Office.

  • KDA hires two for leadership positions in marketing

    Chad Smith and Ben Conner have been added to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) marketing staff, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

    “Chad and Ben bring a wide variety of skills and experiences to our marketing efforts,” Commissioner Quarles said. “We are pleased to bring two people of their caliber on board. They will help us achieve our goal of raising farm income for Kentucky farmers.”

  • Coyotes coexist in the urban landscape

    An expansion from its historic range in the interior plains brought the coyote to Kentucky where as recently as the early 1970s sightings of these animals were still considered rare.

    Coyotes are now common across the state but their presence in urban and suburban areas can surprise residents.

  • UK Wheat Field Day is May 9

    The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will host its annual field day Tuesday, May 9 at the UK Research and Education Center farm in Princeton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CDT. The tour starts at 8:45 a.m.

    Specialists with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment hold the annual meeting to help producers learn about the latest research and trends in wheat production.