• Burley Co-op Directors announced

    The Burley Co-op completed its annual director election process with all incumbent directors retaining their seats. They were elected by acclamation as a result of no challengers.

    Tim Tarter of Nancy, is the director for District 18 which includes Adair, Casey, Clinton, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell and Wayne Counties. This will be his third term.

    Edward Warren of Richmond is director over District 19. This includes Garrard, Jackson, Laurel, Lincoln, Madison and Rockcastle Counties. This will be his sixth term.

  • PHOTO: A doe, a deer
  • PHOTO: Emma's deer
  • COLUMN: Beef producers encouraged to keep records

    As we approach the end of another year, it's a good time for beef producers to think about changes to improve the bottom line in their farming operations. While excellent prices are projected, and will add to profitability, record keeping is important.

    It is important not only to keep good farm records, but it is also to study and utilize them. This will help you identify areas of needed improvements.  

  • 4-H Calendar - Nov. 20, 2013

    Arts and Craft Explorers

    The 4-H Arts and Craft Explorers will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Extension office.


    Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the New Haven Gun Club.


    4-H Council meets

    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Extension office.


    Awards banquet

  • Sandhill crane season opens in December

    Applications for Kentucky’s sandhill crane hunting season will be accepted online at www.fw.ky.gov through Nov. 30.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will issue permits to 400 hunters this year through a randomized computer drawing. Applicants drawn for a hunt must pass an online identification test before they can receive a permit.

    Applicants must have a valid Kentucky hunting license or be license exempt when they apply. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife charges a $3 fee for each application.



  • PHOTO Bumper Crop
  • Farmer closer to dream of returning to work

    Dairy farmer Gary Rock said a fundraiser to assist him with medical bills was “a gift beyond belief.”
    Rock, who lost his legs in a farming accident Aug. 26, requested the total amount raised not be published.
    “I prefer it be told ‘word of mouth,’” he said.

  • Farm Calendar - Nov. 13, 2013

    Fraudulent letter directed to producers

    USDA has been made aware that there is a fraudulent letter circulating to producers and contractors. The signature line in these letters reads “Frank Rutenberg” and the sender claims to be a USDA employee seeking information about the recipient. These letters are a fraud, the sender is fictitious and recipients should not respond to these letters. Should you receive one of these fraudulent letters, notify the Farm Service Agency or a USDA Service Center representative.