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Agriculture

  • Commemorate your fish or game with free online certificates

    A new online tool from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will allow hunters, anglers and trappers to create personalized certificates to help celebrate their experiences.
    Users can upload photos of their fish or game and enter details about their experiences to produce printable certificates suitable for framing.
    The certificate program is available from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s website at fw.ky.gov.

  • Flanders ties for 10th in largest registration of Angus beef cattle in Ky.

    Kelly Flanders of Buffalo tied for 10th largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Kentucky having recorded 96 head of Angus with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.
    Angus breeders across the nation in 2011 registered 294,975 head of Angus cattle.
    The American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. is the largest beef registry association in the world in terms of both annual registrations and active members.

  • Farm News: Updated 10-12

    Kentucky Grazing Conference
    The 12th annual Kentucky Grazing Conference will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the WKU Expo Center, Bowling Green. Topics related to grazing will be discussed. There will also be several exhibits of grazing related products. There is a $15 registration fee. Contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information.

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

  • Hay supply for winter may be short

    Hay availability may be short this winter. Due to last year’s drought and this year’s early record rainfall and drought  — both hay quality and yield are down. The variability of yield, quality and number of cuttings indicate the hay supply could get tight.
    To make the most of your hay quantity and quality, store hay inside a barn, where it will remain dry. Remember to store hay in barns that have access in all types of weather. If that is not feasible, cover with a tarp to protect it from the elements.

  • PHOTO: Baling corn stalks

    Dennis Dobson baled cornstalks last week at his farm on Harned-McCubbins Road in Hodgenville. He’ll use the stalks as supplemental feed and bedding for his cattle this winter.

  • Ag event will pair food producers with distributors

    Local farmers, listen up. If you grow it, or maybe want to grow it, they will come. 'They' are food distributors that want and need more local food for their clients.

    Louisville Farm to Table and Washington County Cooperative Extension are teaming up to put food distributors that need locally grown food in the same room as folks in the state that either are or are willing to consider growing it.

    To set the table, a meal of locally grown food will be prepared for those attending the conference.

  • Conservation assistance available

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit the local Conservation Service office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities.

    The application process is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds is Nov. 15.

  • Farm News: Updated 10-04

    Beef Producers meet
    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The guest speaker will be 19th District State Representative Michael Meredith who serves on the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Small Business. A meal will be served. All interested producers are invited to attend.
     
    Kentucky Grazing Conference

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-04

    Livestock Club
    The 4-H Livestock Club meets 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Extension Office. All youth planning to show livestock through 4-H must obtain a minimum of six hours of educational training by attending meetings. For more information, contact Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

    Cloverbuds meet
    The Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Extension Office. The group is open to ages 5 to 8 or kindergarten through third grade.

    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club meets 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Extension Office.

  • Adyani takes first place in LaRue County Farm Bureau Variety Show

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau Variety Show was held Sept. 24 in conjunction with the annual meeting.
    First place was Amanda Adyani singing Taylor Swift’s “Our Song.” She is the daughter of Bonnie and Jason Wolford. She will represent LaRue County at the Kentucky Farm Bureau District 3 contest on Nov. 3 in Grayson County.
    Second place was Rachel Sheffer with a dance performance of “To the Sky.” Third Place was Caleb Sheffer with a dramatic interpretation of “A Ref’s Point of View – Volger on the Line.”