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Agriculture

  • Additional tips for a safe harvest

    Keep bystanders away from operating equipment. Also, be aware of people who may have come into the area. Harvesting areas and equipment are no place for children. Always check around equipment before starting or moving it.
    Carry a fire extinguisher on all tractors and self-propelled equipment, especially combines. Periodically check extinguishers to be sure they are pressurized and in good condition. To prevent fires on combines, be sure equipment is clean and hoses and fuel systems are in good shape and not leaking. Remove trash and debris around engine components.

  • Farm News: Updated 0913

    Bee Awareness Day
    The Green River Beekeepers will hold Bee Awareness Day 3-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Taylor County Extension Office, 1143 S. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville. There will be apiary displays, sample honey products and refreshments. For more information, contact Taishaun Johnson, vice-president of Green River Beekeepers, at 270-699-9318 or parkboyknls@aol.com.
     
    Farmers Market, last day
    The last day for farmers market will be Sept. 16. It will be open 2-5:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0913

    Poultry Club meets
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Extension Office. Any youth interested in poultry are welcome to attend.
    4-H Council meets
    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Extension Office. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 4-H takes several awards at state fair

    Congratulations to LaRue County 4-H members who participated recently at the Kentucky State Fair. LaRue County 4-H was well represented with four class champions in Cloverville. Members work hard on their projects throughout the year. Projects are first entered at the LaRue County Fair. Class winners are then eligible to advance to the State Fair. Eleven 4-H members entered projects in 47 classes at the 2011 Kentucky State Fair.

  • Be safe this harvest season

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 18-24. This year’s theme is Safety Counts - Your Community Depends on it. Let’s talk safety this week.
    Farm accidents are often preventable. With the fall harvest underway, let’s be careful and prevent accidents and tragedies from happening. Harvest season is a busy time for farmers and it is a peak season for agricultural injuries.  Consider the following safety tips.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0907

    Livestock Club meets
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Extension Office. Youth wishing to show livestock through 4-H at the county, district or state level are required to obtain a minimum of six livestock educational hours by attending meetings. For those showing breeding animals, hours must be obtained by June 1. For more information about requirements, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

    Poultry Club meets

  • Farm News: Updated 0907

    Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day
    The Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day will be Sept. 8 at UK’s Farm Research Center near Versailles. Tours start at 5:30 p.m. Topics include: Options When Cattle are Pulled Off Fescue in the Summer: Grazing Corn and Bermuda grass; Seedhead Suppression of Tall Fescue; Development of UK’s Own Novel Endophyte/Varieties: KYFA9301 and KYFA9821; and Warm Season Annual Grasses: Opportunities and Limitations. Contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information on the Field Day.  

  • Conservation Writing and Art Contest now underway, deadline Dec. 1

    With a new school year now underway, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • PHOTO: Ryder family receives award
  • Conner elected as delegate to American Angus Association, Marksbury elected alternate delegate

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville has been elected as a delegate to the 128th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 14 in Louisville.