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Agriculture

  • 4-H enrollment happening now

    4-H enrollment is currently taking place for 2014-15. School club meetings are being held for 4th, 5th and 6th graders and at LaRue County High School. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school. However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5-to-8 year olds.

  • Local small ruminant profit school

    A Small Ruminant Profit School for interested goat and sheep producers will be offered locally this fall and winter. The four-session class course is designed for beginning sheep and goat producers, but all producers are welcome.

    In the four classes, producers will learn about the basics of small ruminant production ranging from breeds, nutrition, genetics and selection, marketing trends and niche marketing, fencing, facilities, shelters and equipment, parasite management, foot care, health management, recordkeeping and reproduction.

  • Conservation District is accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion applications

    The LaRue County Conservation District is accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Applications on a continuous basis. The current ranking period ends Sept. 30. This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more landowner friendly and help address the needs of a landowner at any time during the year. 

    As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • Farm News

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council meeting

    The Bacon Creek Watershed Council will meet 4:30 p.m. CT Sept. 17 at Bonnieville City Hall, 775 N. Dixie Highway, Bonnieville. For more information, contact Project Manager Tessa Edelen at 502-589-8008 or Tessa@kwalliance.org, or Agricultural Coordinator Mark Howell at 270-766-9955.

    Taste of LaRue County and Fall Market Day

  • Conservation Writing and Art Contest coming up

    Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to create and submit short essays and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • Leadership opportunities abound for 4-Hers

    Our young people are the future leaders and decision makers of the nation. 4-H offers its members prime opportunities to explore and engage in leadership roles. By participating in a leadership role, young people can develop critical thinking, communication and life skills that will aid them in making future decisions.

    Many leadership experiences are geared toward older youth, but younger youth also have the opportunity to become leaders early in their 4-H career.

  • Look out for fall armyworm

    There have been reports of extensive fall armyworm damage in several counties in Kentucky. Some have been catastrophic, while most thus far are just large enough to be noticed. Reports have been from home lawns, pastures, and grass/alfalfa fields. Growers should be aware of potential problems in at risk crops.

  • How much home can you afford?

     Buying a home is typically the largest single purchase a person will make in their lifetime. Ninety percent of buyers will take out a mortgage to purchase their home. It is important to understand how much home you can realistically afford. Be cautious of becoming ‘house poor’, meaning you are spending too much of your monthly income on your house payment and upkeep, and not able to adequately fund other needs such as retirement savings, college savings accounts, or general living expenses.

  • Farm News

    Beef Cattle Association meets

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. The speaker will be Jim Akers, chief operating officer for the Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group. Blue Grass has multiple auction markets across the state. His topic will be “Current Issues and Trends in the Beef Market.” All interested individuals are welcomed. A meal will be served. For information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Early termination for CRP contracts

  • Conner, Shaw serve as Angus delegates

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville has been elected as a delegate to the 131st annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

    James Q. Shaw of Hodgenville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the convention.

    The men are members of the American Angus Association headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.