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Agriculture

  • LC Young Farmers Association selected for National Award

    The LaRue County Young Farmers Association in Hodgenville is one of only six programs nationwide that received the 2016 National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award. The award was presented at the NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas on November 30.

  • LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association - December 21, 2016
  • Day harvested first deer
  • Beagle Club - December 14, 2016
  • Farm calendar - December 14, 2016

    Winter Grain Workshop

    Hardin and LaRue County Cooperative Extension have teamed up to host a regional Winter Grain Workshop at the Hardin County Extension Office. The workshop will be held on January 11 at 10 a.m. and will conclude no later than 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the Kentucky Corn Growers Association. If you would like more information, or to RSVP, please contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

  • Poinsettias are a holiday staple

    Poinsettias are synonymous with the holiday season. Their bright red, pink or white leaves are beautiful as standalone plants or as components of bigger holiday displays. It may surprise many to know that in their native climate, this subtropical plant can grow to lofty heights of more than 10 feet. In the United States, poinsettias are grown as indoor potted plants, most in heated greenhouses.

  • 4-H Calendar - December 14, 2016

    4-H Arts and Crafts Explores Club

    The 4-H Arts and Crafts Explorers Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club fundraiser participants of the Coca Cola fundraiser will need to pick up their items on Thursday, December 15.

    4-H Canoe and Kayak Club

    The 4-H Canoe and Kayak Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • 4-H Calendar - December 7, 2016

     4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Dog Club

    The 4 –H Dog Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville.  No dogs at the meeting.

    4-H Livestock Club

  • 2016 Kentucky net farm income likely to hit lowest level since 2010

    Kentucky net farm income is expected to dip to less than $1.5 billion in 2016, down from $1.7 billion in 2015 and potentially its lowest level since 2010. A significant decline in cash receipts the past couple of years, plus the end of tobacco buyout payments in 2014, have been the major reasons behind the rapid fall in Kentucky’s net farm income since peaking at nearly $3 billion in 2013.

  • Drought aid Farmers in need of hay

    Farmers in ten southeastern Kentucky counties may be eligible for federal aid under an agricultural disaster declaration issued as a result of the ongoing drought throughout the Commonwealth.

    “The drought that has gripped Kentucky in recent months has been especially hard on farmers,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Crops have been affected, and livestock producers have been forced to feed hay earlier than usual because their pastures are depleted. This aid will provide much-needed resources for Kentucky farmers.”