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Agriculture

  • A beautiful garden starts now

     Get out the shovel and trowels – its Memorial Day weekend and that means gardening for many. Spend a bit more time getting your garden off to a good start and reap the benefits all season long. Proper planting and post planting care means less maintenance, fewer pests and more produce and beautiful flowers in your landscape.

  • FARM CALENDAR: May 16, 2012

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council to meet
    Bacon Creek Watershed Council will meet 6 p.m. central time May 21 at Bonnieville City Hall. Decisions will be made on group leadership and structure and work continued on outreach and education activities.

    Pork Producers meet May 21
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. May 21 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
                

  • PHOTO: Bird bags turkey

     Patrick Bird of Hodgenville shot his first turkey. The double-bearded turkey weighed 18.8 pounds with beards measuring 10.5 inches and 5.5 inches and spurs measuring .75 inch.

  • 4-H Calendar

     Explorers

    The 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30 p.m. May 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office. 

     

    4-H Camp payment due

    4-H Camp full payment and paperwork are due by Friday, May 18. Those who were signed up for camp should have received a mailing with the required forms. Spots are still available for boys and girls to sign up to attend. If you are interested, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 as soon as possible. Spots are filled on a first come basis. 4-H Camp will be June 26-29.

  • Hay! That could spontaneously combust!

     Hay growers should be aware of the potential hay fires. When hay is baled too wet, hay or barn fires can occur. However, hay fires can generally be prevented if hay is baled at appropriate moisture and the temperature of recently baled hay monitored.

    Hay usually will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, hay should be monitored to ensure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • PHOTOS: HES visits Plowshares Farm
  • Farm Calendar 5-9-12

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet
    The LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers Association will meet 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Extension Office. Dr. Mike Keller will be present “Minerals Matter,” a program teaching the importance of mineral supplementation for sheep and goats. There will also be election of officers and planning for the LaRue County Fair sheep and goat shows. The meal will be potluck. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Forest Leadership Program

  • Conservation District accepting requests for cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program May 14 through June 15.           

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau looking for 2012 Farmer of the Year, applications must be postmarked by July 2

    Kentucky Farm Bureau is on the lookout for the best of the best as it calls for applications for the 2012 KFB Farmer of the Year award. The organization initiated a Farmer of the Year awards program as a way to recognize KFB members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 5-9-12

    Poultry
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5:00 p.m. May 9 at the Extension Office.
     
    Photography
    The 4-H Photography Club will meet 2:30 p.m. May 11 at the Extension Office.
     
    Dog Club
    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. May 12 at the Extension Office. Bring your dogs on a leash if it’s not raining.

    4-H Explorers
    The 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30 p.m. May 16 at the Extension Office.