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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FSA Committee candidates sought

     The Elizabethtown Farm Service Agency, which serves LaRue and Hardin Counties, appoints one or two advisors to the County Committee (COC) to ensure a fair representation for socially disadvantaged groups. Solicitation of candidates is being requested.

  • January brings state annual events

     The 2012 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will be Jan. 5-6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. The Conference features a host of concurrent session topics related to fruit and vegetable production.

  • Raglands honored by Soybean Association

     Caleb and Leanne Ragland of Hodgenville, have been named American Soybean Association/DuPont Young Leaders for 2012. They were chosen to represent Kentucky in a program involving soybean producer participants from 20 states and Canada.

  • Arbor Day Foundation offering 10 free trees

     Kentucky residents can receive 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.

    By becoming a member of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, you will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees.

  • PHOTO: Gregory harvests deer