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Agriculture

  • FFA members can apply for Monty’s Plant Food Company Scholarships

    Monty’s Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Kentucky-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries, is now accepting applications for four, $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1213

    4-H candy sale
    The 4-H Candy Sale fundraiser will run through Dec. 14.  Members are encouraged to participate in the sale which serves as the main fundraiser for 4-H.  Members are selling candy bars for $1 each.  Prizes are available for sellers, depending on the number of cases sold.  For more information, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.
     
    Pizza sale orders due Dec. 14

  • Farm News updated 1213

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Dead animal pickup
    For dead animal pickup, call Bluegrass Recycling at 1-888-744-1186. The cost is $87.50 and the LaRue County Conservation District will reimburse the landowner 75 percent of the cost with receipt. For more information, call the Conservation District office at 358-3132.

  • Be an effective farm manager by motivating, delegating

    Challenges occur on a regular basis for farm and agribusiness managers as they operate their agricultural related business. Effective managers utilize their knowledge and skills to alleviate or eliminate the effects of these challenges. While top managers possess several positive traits, good leadership and record-keeping skills are vital to their successful operations.

  • PHOTO: 4-H members complete Record Books

    4-H members were recognized for completing 4-H Record Books. From left,Michaela Rock, Alexis Grimes, Aaron Elswick, Tara Warren, Katelynn Carnes, Leslie Pike, Ashlen Grubbs, Katie Gardner, Carey Coffey and Nathan Atwell.

  • Nine-banded armadillo found in Kentucky

    The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) has been expanding its range in the U.S. since the mid-1800s, steadily moving north and eastward.

    Armadillos first appeared in western Kentucky more than 20 years ago.

    "I recall the first report was a road kill in Aurora," said Steve Bloemer, wildlife program manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

    Bloemer has worked as a biologist since 1982 on this area, bordered by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Aurora lies at the western entrance to LBL on U.S. 68 in Marshall County.

  • Sheep and Goat Development Office funded

     The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office for $40,000 in state Agricultural Development Funds to continue the services provided by the office to sheep and goat producers.

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau honored for program achievement

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Above, Misty Bivens, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Bradley R. Smith, left, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during the Dec. 2 recognition and awards program.

  • Farm Bureau wins Gold Star

  • Sierra Enlow wins discussion meet

    Sierra Enlow of LaRue County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of the highlighted activities of the weekend’s general session during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.