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Agriculture

  • Meredith files bills for possible tax exemptions

    Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) announced Thursday he is filing two bills that if passed in the 2012 Legislative Session would provide tax exemptions to Kentucky’s equine and agricultural animal industries.
    House Bill 285 would extend sales tax exemptions to any horse farms and equine operations in the Commonwealth on feed, building supplies and other items.  Joining Rep. Meredith as primary co-sponsors on the bill are Rep. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, and Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown.

  • Deadline close for 4-H Poetry Contest

    The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.
    All poems must be submitted to the Extension Office by Feb. 17. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Horse College offered this spring

    For horse (equine) owners in LaRue, Hardin and Meade counties, a four-session Horse College will be offered this spring. Each session will last two-to-three hours.
    The classes will meet at 6 p.m. for four consecutive Monday nights beginning March 12 with the first session at the LaRue County Extension Office. The focus of session one is nutrition.
    The second session is March 19 at the Hardin County Extension Center, the topic is equine health.

  • PHOTO: Cecil harvests first deer
  • Farm News updated 1-24-12

    Beef management
    calendars available
    The 2012 beef integrated resource management calendars are available at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.  These free wall-style calendars are useful for cow-calf producers. The 18-month calendar is designed for either a fall calving or spring calving herd and lists due dates for each breeding date and management suggestions for cattle, forages and records for each month. Supplies are limited.

    Private pesticide
    applicator training

  • 4-H News updated 1-24-12

    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold an information meeting and chili supper 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Extension Office. Chili supper is $5; silent auction offered. Proceeds benefit the club. LaRue County youth ages 9-18 with an interest in shooting sports are encouraged to attend.

    Beginners sewing classes

  • Deadline nearing for ELAP assistance; submit to FSA

    Producers have until Jan. 31 to submit an application for payment under the 2011 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised Fish Program.
    ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards and wildfires.

  • PHOTO: Holiday cooking with 4-H
  • Renew pastures for better yield

    Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve the grassland grazing and hay land in the county. Pasture and other forage lands in LaRue County feed the county’s 28,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. Believe it or not, pasture renovation time will soon be here.

  • Conservation District sponsors 'Big Tree Contest'

     The LaRue County Conservation District is hosting a “Big Tree Contest.”