• Students celebrate FFA Week

     The week of George Washington’s Birthday, Feb 23-28, is designated as National FFA Week. Our local FFA Chapter celebrated this event with dress up days, chapter trivia, and scheduled events for members and for the community. 

    On Monday, members participated in “Muck boot Monday.” After school, the Chapter took 28 kids and advisors, Misty Bivens and Chris Thomas, to volunteer at Feeding America: Kentucky’s Heartland. Members were then treated to dinner at Mr. Gatti’s. 

  • 4-H Calendar - March 11, 2015

     Livestock Club meeting canceled

    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will not meet in March.


    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 11 at the Extension office.


    Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold a safety meeting 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.


    4-H Camp

  • COLUMN: Is your hay 'quality?'

    There were several discussions of interest at last week’s Kentucky Alfalfa Conference.  One of the topics was “What is quality hay?” Let’s look at some of the categories than constitute hay quality.

  • Nuisance deer can be used to feed the hungry

    Deer. To some, they are beautiful animals. To out-of-state sportsmen, Kentucky Whitetails are the stuff of which dreams are made. To farmers here in the Commonwealth, though, they are often a nuisance or worse, gobbling their way through soybean fields at a rapid and alarming rate.

  • PHOTO: Farmers grow
  • Farm Calendar - March 4, 2015

     Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet 8:30 a.m. March 6 in the Arnold Mitchell Building, 1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort. 


    Beef cattle meeting 

  • COLUMN: Simple steps to seed-starting success

     Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds. Starting hard to find plants, like many of the heirloom or newly introduced varieties, from seed may be the only way you will be able to add these to your garden. Plus, you’ll be extending the growing season and bringing the fun of gardening indoors.

  • KDA cuts ribbon on new safety display

    A new exhibit will show Kentucky farmers, emergency responders and others how to handle emergencies related to anhydrous ammonia.

    Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff, other state officials, and industry dignitaries cut the ribbon to place an anhydrous ammonia display into service Feb. 13 during the National Farm Machinery Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

  • Farm Safety Symposium is March 13

    It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call or a knock on the front door from authorities bearing the news that a loved one has been killed or injured in an accident.

    “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare” is the theme of the 2015 Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium at the Dixie Fire School in March. The symposium is scheduled for March 13 at 7 p.m. EST in the RPC212 auditorium at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • COLUMN: Farm Safety Symposium addresses childhood accidents

    There are two great things you can do for youth in upcoming weeks.

    The first thing you can do is attend the annual Farm Safety Symposium associated with the Dixie Fire School 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the RPC building, Room 212 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The topic is “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare.” Losing a child or loved one to an accident is a nightmare shared by many. A few courageous people, from all over the country, will tell their story of how this nightmare became a reality for them.