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Agriculture

  • Introduced plants can cause problems

    Many plants classified as weeds are not native to the United States. Most have been introduced through travel and trading in commerce with other parts of the world. Here are a few of the better known non-native weeds we now find locally.  

  • Conservation District offers scholarships to Forestry Camp

     The LaRue County Conservation District will be offering partial and possibly full scholarships to the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program hosted by the University of Kentucky at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez Kentucky. 

  • PHOTO: Opening day turkey
  • Farm News updated 4-18-12

    Nut growers to meet
    Kentucky Nut Growers Association spring meeting will be held 9 a.m. April 21 at the Marion County Extension Office, 415 Fairgrounds Road, Lebanon. The event includes a potluck. A kitchen is available to heat up lunch items. Following the luncheon is the spring auction, which will include fruit and nut trees. For more information, contact Dr. Kirk Pomper at (502) 597-6174 or kirk.pomper@kysu.edu.

    CLASS: How to grow green beans

  • 4-H Calendar updated 4-18-12

    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 18 at the Extension Office.
     
    Cooking
    The LaRue County 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:15-5 p.m. April 19 at the Extension Office.
     
    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.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Talent Show
  • Warmer wealther could ripen the chance for West Nile outbreak

    Last week, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer issued a warning that weather conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile Virus and cited State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout’s advice that Kentucky equine owners should consult their veterinarians about vaccinating their horses against the disease.

  • Local dairy farmer receives recognition for commitment to the dairy industry

    The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Board of Directors recently recognized board member and 2010 Distinguished Service to Agriculture award winner Larry Jaggers for his outstanding leadership role and dedication to the Kentucky and Southeast dairy industries.
    Jaggers has been a dairy farmer for more than four decades and was the owner and operator of C&L Farms. Throughout his career, Jaggers has worked on behalf of Kentucky and the dairy industry to promote milk and dairy products across the Southeast.

  • Dobson wins $2,500, donates to FFA

    Wayne Dobson of Hodgenville was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
    The program gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
    Dobson designated LaRue County FFA to receive the award.
    He was honored at a ceremony at LaRue County High School in February.

  • Farm News updated 4-11-12

    Thistle spraying -
    April 12
    Kentucky Department of Agriculture personnel will be in LaRue County on April 12 to spray demonstration plots (pasture fields) for thistle control. Up to seven farmers may participate. The state will spray 10 acres for free (farmer must provide tractor and driver) and 10 more acres if the farmer has purchased additional 2,4-D. Call the Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information or to make a request for spraying thistles.

    Pork Producers meet