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Agriculture

  • Early warm weather not welcomed by many farmers

     I have really enjoyed this early onset spring that we’ve had for the last few weeks. I have gotten a three week head start on many of my outside chores that need to be done. What’s been convenient for me and many others out there, has not been so pleasant for our area farmers. In fact it’s been quite stressful. It’s tough when things that happen that are beyond your control, and several crops of local importance will pay dearly for this span of abnormally warm temperatures.

  • FFA gives back
  • Farm calendar - March 1, 2017

    Dixie Fire School Farm Safety Symposium

    The annual Dixie Fire School Farm Safety Symposium is at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10 and will take place at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the RPC building room 212 (Auditorium).

    LaRue Co. Extension Expo

  • FFA Emblem Fundraiser Kicking Off at Southern States

    Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative will kick off its annual FFA fundraiser on March 1 in an effort to support agricultural education.

    The annual “FFA Paper Emblem” campaign benefits the National FFA Organization’s local, state, and national levels to provide funding to the youth organization that prepares students for leadership roles, personal growth and career success in agriculture.

  • 4-H Livestock Club competes at Skillathon

    The 4-H Livestock Club competed in the State Skillathon contest on February 18 at the WKU Exposition Center in Bowling Green.

    The Clover team consisting of Ben Falk, Natalie Gentry and Emily Sallee placed eighth overall.  Ben Falk placed fourth in Livestock Identification, ninth in Quality Assurance and fourth overall individual.  Natalie Gentry placed tenth overall individual.

  • 4-H calendar - March 1, 2017

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 with dogs at the club leader’s home. For more information contact the club leader or the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Wrangler’s Club

    The 4-H Wrangler’s Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • National Champion Five Star Heifer
  • Cooking corner - February 22, 2017

    No fuss meatloaf

    2 eggs

    1/2 cup water

    1 package (6 oz) instant stuffing

    2 pounds ground beef

    Ketchup

    For easy clean up, combine mixture in a resealable plastic bag.

    Beat eggs and water together. Add stuffing and contents of seasoning packet, mix well. Add beef, mix well. Press into ungreased 9x5x3 loaf pan. Top with ketchup. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 1/4-1 1/2 hours.

  • AG TAG Program supports the triple crown of agriculture

    This March, Kentucky farmers will have the opportunity to support Kentucky FFA, 4-H and the Kentucky Proud program by donating $10 when they renew a farm license plate. The Kentucky Farm License plate program continues to grow and impact FFA and 4-H members across Kentucky. In the five years the program has existed, farm license plate donations have generated nearly $700,000 for Kentucky FFA and the same for Kentucky 4-H.

  • Farm calendar - February 22, 2017

    2017 Heartland Master Cattlemen Program

    The Heartland Master Cattlemen program starts on February 23 and will meet monthly on the 4th or 5th Thursday of each month for a total of ten meetings. Meetings rotate between Hardin, LaRue, and Meade County extension offices. Dinner is provided at each meeting. These classes can also fulfill educational requirements for several funding programs, including CAIP. Call the Extension office for more detailed information at 270-358-3401.