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Agriculture

  • 4-H Calendar updated 4-18-12

    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 18 at the Extension Office.
     
    Cooking
    The LaRue County 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:15-5 p.m. April 19 at the Extension Office.
     
    Explorers
    The LaRue County 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 25 at the Extension Office. For more information, call 358-3401.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Talent Show
  • Warmer wealther could ripen the chance for West Nile outbreak

    Last week, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer issued a warning that weather conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile Virus and cited State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout’s advice that Kentucky equine owners should consult their veterinarians about vaccinating their horses against the disease.

  • Local dairy farmer receives recognition for commitment to the dairy industry

    The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Board of Directors recently recognized board member and 2010 Distinguished Service to Agriculture award winner Larry Jaggers for his outstanding leadership role and dedication to the Kentucky and Southeast dairy industries.
    Jaggers has been a dairy farmer for more than four decades and was the owner and operator of C&L Farms. Throughout his career, Jaggers has worked on behalf of Kentucky and the dairy industry to promote milk and dairy products across the Southeast.

  • Dobson wins $2,500, donates to FFA

    Wayne Dobson of Hodgenville was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
    The program gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
    Dobson designated LaRue County FFA to receive the award.
    He was honored at a ceremony at LaRue County High School in February.

  • Farm News updated 4-11-12

    Thistle spraying -
    April 12
    Kentucky Department of Agriculture personnel will be in LaRue County on April 12 to spray demonstration plots (pasture fields) for thistle control. Up to seven farmers may participate. The state will spray 10 acres for free (farmer must provide tractor and driver) and 10 more acres if the farmer has purchased additional 2,4-D. Call the Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information or to make a request for spraying thistles.

    Pork Producers meet

  • 4-H Calendar updated 4-11-12

    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 11 at the Extension Office.

    Explorers
    The LaRue County 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 18 at the Extension Office. For more information, call 358-3401.
     
    Photography Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Photography Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 13 at the Extension Office. Any 4-H youth with an interest in photography is welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401.

  • Spring turkey season opens April 14

    Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season has been so successful the past 15 years in part because of the timing of opening day.
    “I think we’ve accomplished our goal of having a productive season in a relatively short time frame,” said Steven Dobey, wild turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We’ve hit that window between the onset of breeding and nesting.”

  • 4-H Gardening Club starts back this Saturday

    The 4-H Gardening Club will start back this Saturday, April 14, with its first meeting for the season.
    It will be held 10:30 a.m. at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children as well. Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • Bees are essential for pollination

    While several species of insects pollinate plants, honey bees are the best pollinators and therefore the most essential. They are exceptionally efficient at collecting and transferring pollen among the flowers of a particular crop.