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Agriculture

  • 4-H Calendar - February 1, 2017

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Intermediate and senior level sewing classes

    Sewing classes for intermediate and senior level will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Please pre-register by calling 270-358-3401.

    Beginner sewing classes

  • Fresh Start Farms, No-Till Wheat State Champion

    Fresh Start Farms of Hodgenville took state championship honors in the no-till wheat division at the Kentucky Commodity Conference held recently in Bowling Green. Ryan Bivens and crew planted Southern States 8340 for a yield of 115.94 bushels per acre.

    The Kentucky Commodity Conference is the annual meeting of soybean, corn and small grain growers in the state.

  • Farm calendar - February 1, 2017

    Hay Bale Wrapper Demonstration

    The LaRue County Conservation District will be hosting a hay bale wrapping demonstration starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at their office located at 306 West Main Street. Training is required to rent the equipment, if you haven’t been to an earlier demonstration you should make plans to attend this one. For more information contact the LaRue County Conservation District at 270-358-3132. 

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    EXTENSION COUNCIL MEETING

  • Ragland honored at Commodity Conference

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was recognized as the Kentucky Soybean Association’s Top Recruiter for fiscal year 2016.

    “KSA is a membership-based, policy-focused organization,” Ragland said. “The more members an organization has, the more power it wields. When we go to Frankfort or to Washington, D.C. with an issue, we need the power of a strong membership base behind us.”

  • Looking forward to summer vegetable garden

    Last week we discussed which seeds were best for disease tolerance or resistance. Selection of resistant cultivars can reduce the impact diseases may have on plant vigor and yield, as well as reduce or eliminate the need for other cultural or chemical management practices. Disease resistance is especially important for the home garden, which many either cannot or prefer not to spray.

  • 10 Cheap, Healthful Foods

    Studies show that people that eat out three or more times per week eat more fat, sodium and calories and fewer vitamins, minerals, and fiber than those that eat at home. FoodandHealth.com gives these suggestions to stock your kitchen with nutritious foods to save your waistline and wallet.

    All types of beans are loaded with fiber, especially the soluble type that lowers cholesterol and helps control blood sugar. Brown rice can be made in large batches and frozen to be used with multiple dishes later.

  • Conference to take a fresh approach to stored forages

    The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council will host the 36th annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference. The daylong event will begin at 8 a.m. CST on February 21 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City.

  • Stiles harvests 10 point buck, bobcat
  • Farm calendar - January 25, 2017

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     Beef Efficiency Conference

  • Ordering Seeds for Vegetable Gardens

    Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in your mailbox, and with this warmer weather over the last couple of weeks, you might be eager to get your seed orders in for this year’s garden. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack, or online product offering can be overwhelming since there are so many varieties available for each crop. So, how do we choose from the plethora of options?