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Agriculture

  • Woodlands are often an overlooked farm asset

    Maximizing every bit of profit from a farm is a key to success. One thing that may not be at the top of many landowners’ minds is their farm’s timber, but woodlands should be thought about and managed just like crops, fields, or other agricultural endeavors.
    Farmers can benefit by understanding the industry and learning basic forestry concepts, such as how to control light and density, manage pests and steward a forest to make it healthier and sustainable.

  • PHOTO: First deer for Cecil
  • 4-H offers Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser

    New this year, 4-H members are selling Little Caesars pizza kits. The Little Caesars selection includes crazy bread, cinnamon crazy bread, pretzels, mini calzones, boneless wings, pies and cookie dough.

  • Master gardener class offered in February

    The Hardin County Extension Office will offer a Master Gardener Class next spring.

    Classes are 9 a.m.-noon on weekdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays on the following dates:  Feb. 21, 23, and 28; March 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 24, 27; and April 3.

    Participants are asked to participate in a 40-hour internship to Cooperative Extension Service programs in return for the training. They will learn about botany, soils, plant diseases and insects.

  • NRCS accepting applications for WHIP

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Nov. 15 will be evaluated and considered for the 2012 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • PHOTO: First hunting trip
  • Farm News: Updated 1108

    FSA ballots mailed
    Ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections were mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5, 2011. 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.

    Beef Producers meet

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1108

    Rabbit Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 14.
     
    Livestock Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 14. The meeting will count for one hour toward the required educational hours of training needed to be eligible to show at county, district or state 4-H youth livestock shows.
     
    Poultry Club

  • SURE enrollment begins Nov. 14

    Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program enrollment for 2010 crop year losses begins Nov. 14.
    To qualify for a SURE payment, the producer’s operation must be located in a county that was declared a disaster, either as a primary or contiguous county, for 2010 and have at least a 10 percent production loss that affects one crop of economic significance. Producers with agricultural operations located outside a disaster county are eligible for SURE benefits if they had a production loss greater or equal to 50 percent of the normal production on the farm.

  • PHOTO: LaRue FFA competes in contest