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Agriculture

  • Conference to take a fresh approach to stored forages

    The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council will host the 36th annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference. The daylong event will begin at 8 a.m. CST on February 21 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City.

  • Stiles harvests 10 point buck, bobcat
  • Farm calendar - January 25, 2017

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     Beef Efficiency Conference

  • Ordering Seeds for Vegetable Gardens

    Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in your mailbox, and with this warmer weather over the last couple of weeks, you might be eager to get your seed orders in for this year’s garden. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack, or online product offering can be overwhelming since there are so many varieties available for each crop. So, how do we choose from the plethora of options?

  • Small Ruminant Grazing Conference set for Feb. 18 in Elizabethtown

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture reported that sheep and goat numbers in the state are nearly equal at 53,000 and 59,000 head, respectively. New and established producers can benefit from educational opportunities at the upcoming annual Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference.

  • Southern Nelson County Beagle Club
  • Farm calendar - January 18, 2017

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     Beef Efficiency Conference

  • Not too soon to think about calving season

    Calving season will be here before we know it. Providing sound management during that time can mean more live calves, which translates to more profit for you.

    It is important to have a short calving period to allow frequent observation and assistance if needed. Some specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:

  • Safe use of standby generators

     With the recent “snow storm” that blew through the area, it reminded me about our actual big snow storms from the last couple of years and also the ice storm in 2009.

    Many people purchased standby generators after or during these events. Standby generators provide emergency electrical power during disruptions caused by winter storms and other disasters. However, you need to take some special precautions to ensure safe, efficient operation of these generators.

  • Farm calendar - January 11, 2017

    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 at 10 a.m on January 11 and will conclude no later than 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the Kentucky Corn Growers Association. For more information, or to RSVP, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Private Pesticide Applicator Training