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Agriculture

  • Chemicals can affect water safety

     May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month. We can observe it by helping keep our groundwater safe from contaminants. 

    Agricultural chemicals are an important part of farming, but, if misapplied, can lead to groundwater contamination. As farmers plant and grow crops this year, they should take steps to reduce the chance of farm chemicals in groundwater:

    Read the manufacturer’s label for each chemical and follow label directions for safe use and disposal.

  • PHOTO: Sharp shooter
  • 4-H Calendar updated 5-2-12

    Cloverbuds
    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 2 at the Extension Office.  Cloverbuds is open to youth ages 5 to 8 years old or Kindergarten through third grade.
     
    Poultry
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5:00 p.m. May 9 at the Extension Office.
     
    Photography
    The 4-H Photography Club will meet 2:30 p.m. May 11 at the Extension Office.
     
    Dog Club

  • Farm News updated 5-2-12

    Farmers Market
    The LaRue County Farmers Market will open 2-5:30 p.m. May 4.

    Beef Producers meet
    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. May 8 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Tentatively scheduled to speak is local veterinarian Mike Keller, DVM. He will discuss current cow-calf health issues and respond to questions from the audience. A meal will be served and all interested producers are invited to attend.

    Forest Leadership Program

  • Learn before you burn, prevent fires and fines

    Spring cleaning season has arrived and for many Kentuckians it means burning unwanted debris. The Kentucky Division for Air Quality reminds you to learn before you burn.
    Smoke from open burning is a health problem that affects everyone but especially children, the elderly and those with existing ailments like asthma. Children also breathe 50 percent more oxygen per pound of body weight than adults do, so their lungs are exposed to more harmful pollutants.

  • Emerald ash borers starting to emerge

    The first case of emerald ash borers emerging this spring was found the week of April 16 in Jefferson County. Since the borers do not emerge all at once, owners of ash trees need to watch for signs of the pest during the next three to four weeks, said Lee Townsend, extension entomology professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
    The borer’s emergence is almost three weeks ahead of normal due to the mild winter and a very warm March, Townsend said.

  • Lexington area horse tour offered

    Some Hardin, LaRue and Meade county horse owners recently completed another successful four-session horse college featuring discussions on nutrition, health, hoof care, and facilities and horse behavior. The participants requested a tour of the horse industry in Lexington.
    In response to their request, Dr. Robert Coleman, University of Kentucky Extension equine specialist and coordinator of the Horse College has arranged a one-day motor coach tour to some interesting horse locations in the Lexington area.

  • LCHS greenhouse open through end of school year

     This year's production in the LaRue County High School agriscience greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 16 and sales have been strong since then. 

    The community has traditionally rallied to support the efforts of local high school students by purchasing the vast array of bedding plants and a great selection of high quality hanging baskets in the area. 

  • Farmer's Market opens May 4

     Beginning Friday, May 4, LaRue County residents and passersby will be able to enjoy the homegrown goodness of products from the annual LaRue County Farmer’s Market. 

  • 4-H News updated 4-25-12

    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.

    Rabbit Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-3 p.m. April 27 at the Extension Office.  
     
    Wranglers
    The LaRue County 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. May 1 at the Extension Office.
     
    Cloverbuds
    The LaRue County 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 2 at the Extension Office.