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Agriculture

  • FSA offers online communication

    Farmers and ranchers in Kentucky now have a more efficient, timely option for receiving important Farm Safety Agency program eligibility requirements, deadlines and related information.

  • Tips for soil sampling

    A soil analysis report and recommendations are based on about a pint of soil submitted for testing. That pint of soil compares to about two million pounds of soil (at six inches deep) per acre. Therefore, for the most accurate report, take the best soil samples possible. These tips will help.
    You’ll need to take different samples for various land uses such as agricultural fields, lawn, garden, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs and azaleas because these may have distinct fertility and acidity or alkalinity requirements.

  • PHOTOS: Hunters nab huge harvests
  • PHOTO: One big buckaroo
  • 4-H Calendar updated 11-30

    Piggy bank deadline
    Piggy banks are due to be turned in to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 for the piggy bank design contest. Youth are encouraged to design and make an original piggy bank. Banks do not have to be in the shape of a pig. Judging will take place and the top three winners will receive cash prizes, donated by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. First place earns $25. Second place earns $15 and third place earns $10.  

    Pizza sales end Dec. 6

  • Farm News updated 11-30

    FSA ballots mailed
    The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5. The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center or call 765-2702.

  • 4-H to hold awards banquet Monday

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers will be recognized Monday, Dec. 5 at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet. The Banquet will be held at the Extension Office and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    The meal is potluck with the 4-H Council providing the meat, drinks and paper products. All 4-H members are welcome to attend; however invitations were mailed to those who will be receiving recognition during the banquet. Please RSVP if you will be attending by calling 358-3401.

  • Fall soil sampling is encouraged

    Fall soil sampling allows farmers and gardeners time to utilize UK research-based fertility recommendations before spring planting. With the recent rain, actually taking the samples should be easier now, too.
    The turn-around time for samples from the Extension Office to the University of Kentucky Soil Testing Lab is much faster in the fall, usually within a week, because fewer people are submitting samples this time of year.  
    Spring turnaround time can approach three weeks during the busiest times.

  • PHOTOS: 4-H Club Officers
  • FFA members attend rodeo

    Thirty-nine LaRue County FFA members attended the North American Championship Rodeo Nov. 11 at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Members could attain a ticket by selling 15 or more boxes of fruit for the annual fundraiser.
    The rodeo was held as part of the North American International Livestock Exposition. Members visited the Giant Country Store and watched events such as the Draft Horse show.
    The rodeo was the invitational finals for the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association. Events included calf roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.