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Agriculture

  • Spring wild turkey season preview

    Spring turkey hunting is slipping into position before daybreak and sitting still as the sun eases over the hills.

    It is breaking the silence with a call and getting a response that sends a shock of excitement down your spine. It is coaxing a love-struck gobbler closer and keeping your wits as it struts into range.

  • Soil testing helps protect water sources

    How much fertilizer do you really need to use on your lawn and garden? If you’re just making a guess, you could be using too much. But how can you know for sure?

    A simple soil test can tell you all you need to know to make your lawn and garden look great and to protect the environment from runoff of excess nutrients.

  • Ragland helps celebrate Ag Literacy Day
  • LaRue County Farm Bureau offers $3000 in scholarships

    LaRue County Farm Bureau will offer a total of $3000 in College Scholarships in 2017. These include four $500 college scholarships open to high school seniors who will enter college this fall, to undergraduate college students, and to adults interested in entering college or continuing their college education. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing careers in agriculture or related fields.

  • Emergency wheat freeze damage training

    Recent freezing temperatures may have caused damage to Kentucky’s wheat crop. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host an emergency wheat freeze damage training to help producers assess potential damage and help them make appropriate management decisions.

    The training begins with registration at 8 a.m. CDT Tuesday, March 21 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center near Princeton. The program starts at 8:30 a.m.

  • 4-H calendar - March 22, 2017

    4-H Council

    The 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the Extension Office.  The council is currently seeking new members, if you are interested in becoming involved with the 4-H Council, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • LaRue 4-Hers attend Teen Summit

    LaRue County 4-H was represented at the State 4-H Teen Summit held recently at the Lake Cumberland Leadership Center.

    The state wide 4-H conference provides leadership opportunities for 6th through 8th graders.  Participants attended workshops and funshops during the Thursday through Saturday event.

  • Farm calendar - March 22, 2017

    “Hort Shorts” Gardening Series

    LaRue County “Hort Shorts” Gardening Series started on March 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The first class was on Growing Strawberries in LaRue County. Other scheduled classes include Gardening with Tomato, Peppers, and Eggplants on March 27, Straw Bale Gardening on April 3, and Growing Melons on April 10.

     Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

  • Managing frost damage in Kentucky’s alfalfa stands

    First, it is important to understand that determining the temperature that alfalfa stands were exposed to during a frost event is less than exact science. 

    Air temperature reported by local news stations likely use data logged at a weather station that was installed according to National Weather Service guidelines.  These guidelines state that sensors should be installed on level terrain, away from paved or concrete surfaces and upright structures, four to six feet above the soil surface, and in a radiation shield. 

  • Cattleman’s Chili Cook-Off