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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: Benjamin Conner honored

    Benjamin Conner of Hodgenville, right, received the Ladies of Bluegrass Auxiliary scholarship at the 2012 Kentucky Junior Angus Preview Show, June 14 in Louisville. Pictured presenting the award is Brandy Kiser, Kentucky Angus Auxiliary vice president. Conner won also top senior showmanship honor at the Show.

  • 80 participate in agriculture tour

     About 80 local people came together Wednesday for a free area agriculture tour sponsored by the Hardin and LaRue County Conservation Districts. Participants were all ages, from middle school-aged kids to grandparents.

  • PHOTO: Giant Cabbage

     Anna Duvall of Hodgenville harvested several giant cabbages from her garden.

  • COLUMN: Grazing management – July to December

     Pasture growth from mid June to mid August slows down greatly. Producers should extend the length of time that pasture fields are rested between grazings and begin to leave more residual leaf area for cool season grasses (mainly fescue and orchardgrass).

    Warm season grasses (annuals and perennials) and deep-rooted legumes such as alfalfa, lespedeza or red clover, can be very useful during this time to rest cool season grass pastures and also to provide a break from the endophyte of infected tall fescue.

  • Elswick and Whitlock attend IFAL

     Two LaRue County High School students are attending a leadership conference this week.

    Shea Elswick and Jared Whitlock are among 42 participants participating in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 27th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders at Murray State University.

  • Benjamin Michael Connor to exhibit at National Junior Angus Show

     Benjamin Michael Conner of Hodgenville will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2012 National Junior Angus Show July 15-21 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, according to the American Angus Association.

    Conner, a junior member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 712 young Angus breeders from 39 states and Canada who have entered a total of 1,530 head in the show.

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: OH DEER!

     CAUTION:  DEER EATING…

  • UK graduate students visit central Kentucky farms

     A group of agricultural economics graduate students from the University of Kentucky made their way to Hodgenville Friday afternoon. Many of the students were international and had never seen a Kentucky farm before.  

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: Disappointed deer

     CAUTION:  DEER EATING…

    The following dialogue might have been overheard around 2 a.m. on or around Hwy. 31E just past Ovesen Heights:

    Leader: “All right, listen up! Single file, everyone … hooves together. Remember, we hide our numbers and don’t forget to hop every few steps to confuse any trackers. Bob, you’re lagging. Don’t make me come back there.”

  • COLUMN: Foliar corn fungicides are best used at tasseling through silking

     Essentially all corn seed is treated with fungicides to help control seed rots and seedling diseases during germination and early growth.

    More recently, foliar applied corn fungicides is a practice some grain producers have utilized in efforts to control diseases, promote growth, and improve yields of their corn crop. According to UK research, benefits of this practice can vary depending on the circumstances.