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Agriculture

  • Ragland honored at Commodity Conference

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was recognized as the Kentucky Soybean Association’s Top Recruiter for fiscal year 2016.

    “KSA is a membership-based, policy-focused organization,” Ragland said. “The more members an organization has, the more power it wields. When we go to Frankfort or to Washington, D.C. with an issue, we need the power of a strong membership base behind us.”

  • Looking forward to summer vegetable garden

    Last week we discussed which seeds were best for disease tolerance or resistance. Selection of resistant cultivars can reduce the impact diseases may have on plant vigor and yield, as well as reduce or eliminate the need for other cultural or chemical management practices. Disease resistance is especially important for the home garden, which many either cannot or prefer not to spray.

  • 10 Cheap, Healthful Foods

    Studies show that people that eat out three or more times per week eat more fat, sodium and calories and fewer vitamins, minerals, and fiber than those that eat at home. FoodandHealth.com gives these suggestions to stock your kitchen with nutritious foods to save your waistline and wallet.

    All types of beans are loaded with fiber, especially the soluble type that lowers cholesterol and helps control blood sugar. Brown rice can be made in large batches and frozen to be used with multiple dishes later.

  • Conference to take a fresh approach to stored forages

    The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council will host the 36th annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference. The daylong event will begin at 8 a.m. CST on February 21 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City.

  • Stiles harvests 10 point buck, bobcat
  • Farm calendar - January 25, 2017

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     Beef Efficiency Conference

  • Ordering Seeds for Vegetable Gardens

    Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in your mailbox, and with this warmer weather over the last couple of weeks, you might be eager to get your seed orders in for this year’s garden. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack, or online product offering can be overwhelming since there are so many varieties available for each crop. So, how do we choose from the plethora of options?

  • Small Ruminant Grazing Conference set for Feb. 18 in Elizabethtown

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture reported that sheep and goat numbers in the state are nearly equal at 53,000 and 59,000 head, respectively. New and established producers can benefit from educational opportunities at the upcoming annual Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference.

  • Southern Nelson County Beagle Club
  • Farm calendar - January 18, 2017

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     Beef Efficiency Conference