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Agriculture

  • Fish and Wildlife to host town hall conversation sessions; LaRue’s March 28

    People have the opportunity to exchange ideas and engage in open conversation with staff from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources during a series of town hall meetings being held across the state.
    The nine town hall meetings begin Feb. 13 in Lexington and conclude with the final session April 2 in Morehead. Individual meetings are subject to rescheduling due to bad weather.

  • Plant Hardiness Zone Map shows slight changes for LaRue

    For the first time since 1990, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated its Plant Hardiness Zone Map.
    Plant hardiness zone designations represent the average annual extreme minimum temperatures. Low temperature during the winter is a crucial factor in the survival of plants, according to the USDA.
    LaRue County is among the areas that have been upgraded for planting temperatures due to the overall warming trend. Although that probably won’t make that much difference to gardeners, according to LaRue County Extension Agent David Harrison.

  • PHOTO: Feeding hay

     Hungry cows followed Bud Ireland as he carried bales of hay from a barn on Glendale Road.

  • Braden Brooks joins American Angus Association

    Braden Brooks of Buffalo is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • CRP enrollment starts March 12

    Landowners and producers will have a four-week window beginning March 12 to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program. Deadline is April 6.

  • Farm News updated 2-7-12

    Beef and Horse Calendars
    Free 2012 Beef IRM calendars and 2012 Horse calendars are available at the LaRue County Extension Office.  These wall- style calendars are very useful for cow-calf producers and horse owners. The 18-month calendars give monthly recommendations and suggestions, as well as other information. Supplies are limited. Drop by the office for your copy.
     
    Beef Cattle Association to meet

  • 4-H News updated 2-7-12

    Cooking Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:13-5 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Extension Office.
     
    Livestock Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Extension Office.
     
    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Extension Office.
     
    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the New Haven Gun Club.
     
    Poetry Contest

  • LaRue Conservation District to award $1,000 scholarships

    The LaRue County Conservation District will award a $1,000 scholarship to two LaRue County High School seniors.
    Applications are available at the LaRue County High School guidance office and the LCCD office at 606A North Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville. Requests for emailed copies can be sent to michelle.ogden@ky.nacdnet.net.

  • 4-H visits North American Livestock Show
  • Legume options should be considered for grazing

    Alfalfa is a high quality, high yielding, and perennial legume and is incredibly versatile under proper management. It can be grown in pure stands or mixtures and can be the best choice for a grass-legume grazing. There are numerous grazing tolerant varieties now available.
    Red clover is easy to establish, high yielding, high quality and readily grows in a variety of soils. It provides good summer growth, but is not as drought tolerant as alfalfa. Its main disadvantage is it is short-lived and persists for an average of only two winters.