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Agriculture

  • Be ready when fishing opportunities arise

    Planning a fishing trip more than a couple of days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the weather is a mixed bag and the favorable conditions here today may be gone tomorrow.

    With some advance preparation, you can be ready to grab what you need and go when that friend calls at daybreak or the impulse strikes and the schedule allows for a last-minute trip.

    Performing regular maintenance on your reels can prevent catastrophic problems or costly repairs down the road.

  • Farm calendar - February 15, 2017

    2017 KY Small Ruminant Grazing Conference

    The 2017 Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference is Saturday, February 18 and registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Hardin County Extension Office. Three hours of continuing education is available for veterinarians. Registration fee is $35. For program and registration info please visit: www.rcars.ca.uky.edu/small-ruminant-grazing-conference

    Farmers Market Meeting

  • Small changes you can make for better health

     If your New Year resolutions have already gone by the wayside, try a new approach. Instead of making large and broad resolutions, try focusing on small changes that you can add to your daily life. Try one new approach per month and keep adding on for the rest of the year.

  • Establishment and first-year management of tall fescue

    Tall fescue, specifically Kentucky 31, is a cool-season grass that is widely grown throughout Kentucky and the eastern United States, because it is resistant to many unfavorable conditions including drought tolerance and insect resistance. However, the very reason for its resiliency is also its Achilles heel. It contains a harmful fungal endophyte that causes fescue toxicosis in cattle and horses. Affected animals get sick, have reduced weight gains, reproductive problems and other issues.

  • 4-H Calendar - February 1, 2017

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Intermediate and senior level sewing classes

    Sewing classes for intermediate and senior level will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Please pre-register by calling 270-358-3401.

    Beginner sewing classes

  • Fresh Start Farms, No-Till Wheat State Champion

    Fresh Start Farms of Hodgenville took state championship honors in the no-till wheat division at the Kentucky Commodity Conference held recently in Bowling Green. Ryan Bivens and crew planted Southern States 8340 for a yield of 115.94 bushels per acre.

    The Kentucky Commodity Conference is the annual meeting of soybean, corn and small grain growers in the state.

  • Farm calendar - February 1, 2017

    Hay Bale Wrapper Demonstration

    The LaRue County Conservation District will be hosting a hay bale wrapping demonstration starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at their office located at 306 West Main Street. Training is required to rent the equipment, if you haven’t been to an earlier demonstration you should make plans to attend this one. For more information contact the LaRue County Conservation District at 270-358-3132. 

    LARUE COUNTY

    EXTENSION COUNCIL MEETING

  • Ragland honored at Commodity Conference

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was recognized as the Kentucky Soybean Association’s Top Recruiter for fiscal year 2016.

    “KSA is a membership-based, policy-focused organization,” Ragland said. “The more members an organization has, the more power it wields. When we go to Frankfort or to Washington, D.C. with an issue, we need the power of a strong membership base behind us.”

  • Looking forward to summer vegetable garden

    Last week we discussed which seeds were best for disease tolerance or resistance. Selection of resistant cultivars can reduce the impact diseases may have on plant vigor and yield, as well as reduce or eliminate the need for other cultural or chemical management practices. Disease resistance is especially important for the home garden, which many either cannot or prefer not to spray.

  • 10 Cheap, Healthful Foods

    Studies show that people that eat out three or more times per week eat more fat, sodium and calories and fewer vitamins, minerals, and fiber than those that eat at home. FoodandHealth.com gives these suggestions to stock your kitchen with nutritious foods to save your waistline and wallet.

    All types of beans are loaded with fiber, especially the soluble type that lowers cholesterol and helps control blood sugar. Brown rice can be made in large batches and frozen to be used with multiple dishes later.