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Agriculture

  • 4-H dog club to meet Saturday

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Members may bring their dog on a leash, if the weather is not rainy or snowy.  New members are welcome to attend.
    The 4-H Dog Care and Training Project is a valuable experience that teaches youth to raise and understand animals as well as master important life skills.

  • Tobacco disease management for 2012

    Farmers planning for this year’s burley tobacco crop need to keep disease prevention and management a part of those plans.
    Black Shank was a big disease problem in some fields last year, and may or may not be a problem this year. There’s no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate with diseases like black shank, blue mold and target spot.

  • March 1 starts new fishing license

    The new year for fishing licenses begins March 1.
    This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers and white crappie.
    Black crappie now dominate the population in Taylorsville Lake, and a good spawn last year should lead to good fishing for blacks in the coming years. Also, three years of white crappie stockings should lead to great fishing this spring.

  • 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