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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • New programs presented to local area residents

    Some new program opportunities are being presented for individuals in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties to see if there is enough interest to offer the programs locally in the three county area.

  • Tree seedlings available from Division of Forestry

    With fall just around the corner, state foresters are encouraging Kentuckians to plan tree-planting activities now by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry.
    Nearly 50 species including white pine, baldcypress, black walnut, white oak, yellow-poplar, dogwood, redbud and more are available by calling 1-800-866-0555. Order forms also are available at forestry.ky.gov.

  • Habitat Day, plant sale set for Sept. 10

    Learn more about the benefits of native plants during Habitat Day Sept. 10 at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort The free event runs 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Habitat Day features guest speakers who will provide valuable tips about attracting native wildlife to your backyard. The event includes a special sale of native plants at the Salato Center picnic shelters.

  • New board members selected at Southern States meeting

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville and William Cochran of Rineyville were selected to the Southern States Board of Directors at the annual membership meeting of the Hardin Co-op held Aug. 23 in Hodgenville.
    Berry was elected chairman of the board of directors while James Gardner of Hodgenville was named vice chairman.
    The meeting included a report by Doug McMurry of Danville, Southern States’ district manager.
    Clint Merritt, manager of the Hodgenville branch, reported operating volume of $7.5 million.

  • Bivens attends ASA Advanced Leadership Program

    Part I of the ASA Leadership At Its Best Program, sponsored by Syngenta, was held recently in Minneapolis. Ryan Bivens, a producer from Hodgenville and the secretary for the Kentucky Soybean Association, joined association leaders from 16 other states to participate in advanced leadership training.  

  • Area students attend Youth Seminar

    Eight Hardin and LaRue County students attended the Kentucky Youth Seminar held in late June on The University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. The upcoming high school seniors spent three days learning about our economic system and how businesses operate. The students were selected to attend the seminar based on their test scores during the local American Private Enterprise Systems program held last school year.    

  • Wheat variety test results available

    As LaRue County wheat growers select their wheat varieties to seed this fall, they should consider results of the University of Kentucky Small Grain Variety Performance Test. In the 2010-11 growing season, 100 wheat varieties from seed companies were evaluated in six locations across Kentucky. The nearest location to LaRue County was the Steucker Farm in Hardin County.