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Agriculture

  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 5, 2014

    Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Extension office.

     

    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Extension office.

     

    Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will host their annual chili supper and silent auction fundraiser 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Extension office. Contact the Extension office at 270-358-3401 for more information.

  • PHOTO: Cattlemen attend convention

    Kelly Flanders, center, president of the LaRue County Cattlemen's Association, accepted awards for LaRue County (Division 2) largest percentage membership increase for 2013, and Division 2 largest numerical membership increase 2013, during the Jan. 16-17 Kentucky Cattlemen's Convention in Lexington.

  • Extension Council presents awards

    The LaRue County Extension Council presented leadership awards at its annual banquet Jan. 27.

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Ann Flanders and Dale Dobson were the recipients of the 2014 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence in recognition of their leadership and community service in the county.

    Grassroots

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau was established in the early 1920s by county farm leaders. It provides insurance and other benefits to its more than 3,000 members.

  • 4-Hers prepare country ham

     Kentucky's 4-H country ham project teaches kids where food comes from and reinforces Kentucky's rich heritage of dry-cured hams, similar to age-old practices used to make Italy's prosciutto, Spain’s jamon iberico and Germany’s Black Forest.

  • LaRue's soybean farmers honored at conference

    LaRue County soybean farmers well represented at recent Kentucky Commodity Conference

    LaRue County’s agricultural roots run deep, and four local men were honored for their contributions to soybean farming at the recent Kentucky Commodity Conference in Bowling Green.

    Ryan Dale Bivens, of Hodgenville, was elected president of the Kentucky Soybean Association, the legislative and membership-driven arm of the state’s soybean growers.

  • Provide fresh water, high quality feed during cold weather

    With our cold weather, livestock are experiencing cold stress. Good management dictates these conditions be handled as well as possible. 

  • Coyote hunting has new regulations

    Coyotes, a non-native to Kentucky, have been a nuisance to landowners for decades. To help combat the abundance of these animals, the General Assembly passed new regulations regarding the hunting of coyotes at night.  

  • Farm News

    Beef management calendars 

  • Young Cattlemen

    LaRue County Young Cattlemen attended the Kentucky Cattleman’s Association Convention last week in Lexington. From left, Jacob Gentry, Bailey Rogers,Colton Thompson, Kalli Flanders and Clay Rogers.

  • Heirloom vegetables true to type, true to taste

    Heirloom vegetables are vintage varieties preserved by passing down seed through generations.
    Generally 50 to 100 years old, heirlooms are always open pollinated and usually breed true to type. They often are selected for flavor potential and quality.
    Prior to the development of commercial farming, heirlooms held a prominent place on the family farm. Today many of these old-time favorites are again finding a place at consumer’s tables, local farmers’ markets and roadside stands.