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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • LaRue shares in wildfire suppression fees

     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.

  • PHOTO: Marching toward spring
  • Farm News updated 1-10

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet
    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited.

    Ranking period ends for Conservation Stewardship

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1-10

    Livestock Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Extension Office.
     
    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Extension Office.
     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

  • Farm Kids for College Scholarship offered by NFO

    The National Farmers Organization is offering Farm Kids for College scholarships to high school seniors.
    High school seniors planning to pursue an ag-related degree from an accredited college or university are eligible and must submit materials by March 12. Three winners of $1,000 scholarships will be announced April 16.
    For more information or an application, call Clara Wheatley at 270-358-8643 or write to her at 925 Wayne Ennis Road, Howardstown, KY 40051 or email Helne Bergren at hbergren@nfo.org.

  • Armadillo expanding its range into Kentucky

    The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) has been expanding its range in the U.S. since the mid-1980s, 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.

  • Set your grazing management calendar through June

     As we begin a new year, it is a good time for cattle, goat and sheep producers to review livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some grazing suggestions for the first six months of 2012 (we will look at the later months in a future article) as producers attempt to feed cattle through grazing as many days as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.