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Agriculture

  • Farm News: Updated 11-16

    FSA ballots mailed
    The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5. 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

  • Extension Office Master Gardener Class to be offered in the spring

    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.

  • Sandhill crane hunt begins soon

    Kentucky's first sandhill crane hunting season will open soon and hunters may  apply for permits through Nov. 30. The drawing is scheduled for Dec. 5.
    Applications are available online at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources website, www.fw.ky.gov. Each application costs $3 and a hunter may only apply once.

  • 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