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Agriculture

  • 4-H News updated 1-24-12

    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold an information meeting and chili supper 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Extension Office. Chili supper is $5; silent auction offered. Proceeds benefit the club. LaRue County youth ages 9-18 with an interest in shooting sports are encouraged to attend.

    Beginners sewing classes

  • Deadline nearing for ELAP assistance; submit to FSA

    Producers have until Jan. 31 to submit an application for payment under the 2011 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised Fish Program.
    ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards and wildfires.

  • PHOTO: Holiday cooking with 4-H
  • Renew pastures for better yield

    Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve the grassland grazing and hay land in the county. Pasture and other forage lands in LaRue County feed the county’s 28,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. Believe it or not, pasture renovation time will soon be here.

  • Conservation District sponsors 'Big Tree Contest'

     The LaRue County Conservation District is hosting a “Big Tree Contest.”

  • LaRue receives wildfire suppression fees from KDF

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry recently paid $27,120.86 to 55 counties from the collection of wildfire suppression fees as required by state law.
    LaRue County received $116.67.
    Pike County received the highest amount, $3,780.23; Bath County received the lowest, $14.09.

  • How lye and fat keep us clean

    “Let me get this straight, you want me to wear gloves and eye protection, and then I’ll use what we make on my skin?” The first time I made soap, I was a touch wary. The warnings about lye are serious – the words “chemical burn” are not ones I ever want associated with me. But I truly enjoyed watching these two somewhat disgusting substances (rendering tallow is not a fun experience) become something useful – and, as usual, that led me to find out exactly how this was possible.

  • Farm News updated 1-17

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet
    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council meeting

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1-17

    Dog Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Extension Office.  No dogs at this meeting.
     
    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold a chili supper Jan. 26 at the Extension Office. Contact one of your club leaders for more information.

    For more information about 4-H programs, contact Extension Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

  • Plan forage seed purchases now

    Spring seems a long way off, but farmers should begin planning now for this year’s forage seed purchases. Let’s discuss some things for you to consider now for this farm investment.
    Buying certified seed is one of the few investments that gives you a guaranteed high rate of return.