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Today's News

  • Selling local produce with a side of ag education

    Recent years have shown a rising trend toward buying local food, even coining a new term, “locavore,” to describe those who strive to buy food from local sources. The United States Department of Agriculture, seeking to finding out the impact of local food sales on farming operations, tasked the National Agricultural Statistics Service earlier this year with the first-ever nationwide Local Foods Survey.

    The results, released December 20, show 3,227 Kentucky farms reported more than $65 million in direct farms sales of food, including value-added products.

  • Farm calendar - December 28, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers Meeting

    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. Our speaker will be Dr. Beth Johnson from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture State Veterinarian’s office to speak about the Veterinary Feed Directive. This meeting will count for CAIP educational credit. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, call 270-358-3401. A meal will be served, but please bring a dessert.

    Winter Grain Workshop

  • Make farm record keeping a priority

    Record keeping may not be every farmer’s favorite activity, and probably not the reason you got into farming as a career. With time, patience and a commitment to get it done, it can make your financial life a lot less worrisome.

    Record keeping doesn’t have to be stressful. It’s a way to discover things about your farm that will help you make better long-term decisions. You can use a ledger book or a computer—whatever helps you maintain consistency. Software programs can make your data more meaningful.

  • The dangers of hidden gases

    A LaRue County family escaped possible death after they were alerted by their carbon monoxide detectors in the middle of the night.

    Sandy Lafollette of Roanoke said she and her family noticed their carbon monoxide detector going off in their basement on Friday, December 9. Being a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can be deadly, Lafollette said they had no idea anything was wrong.

    “I went down there to try to turn it off and it had ‘evacuate’ on it and to call the fire department, Lafollette said.”

  • 4-H News - December 28, 2016
  • 4-H Calendar - December 28, 2016

    4-H Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Please note the Extension Office will be closed, but the club will still meet.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 270-358-3401.

    4-H Wranglers Horse Club

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Poultry Club

  • What Micorsoft Teams does for small business

    Most businesses still face the challenges of technology silos. Even with heavily underutilized products like Evernote and Slack, which range from free to low cost, Small Business (SMB) owners simply fail to maximize the benefits of automated tools to allow collaboration between workers.

    Now Microsoft is entering, or some would say reentering, this work space again with Microsoft Teams (not to be confused with Microsoft Team Server.)

  • Five steps to a new financial you in 2017

    With the New Year comes an opportunity to make some improvements to your financial health. Don’t make just another resolution that disappears by Valentine’s Day. Take your financial wellness to a whole new level: a New Year, a new financial you.

    These five steps will help you to establish a good financial path for 2017:

    Take stock of your finances. Take account of all your income, expenses, and existing savings/investment accounts. Don’t forget to include any debts you may have incurred from the recent holiday season.

  • A world without Christ

    During the Christmas season we have been singing, “Joy to the World, the Lord has come.”  In John 15:22 we find the words of Jesus, “If I had not come.”  What if Christ had not come?  Have you ever let your mind wander and try to imagine what the world would be like if Jesus Christ had not come?

  • STLP team advances to state

    LaRue County’s STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) teams advanced to state competition after doing well at the regionals held at Western Kentucky University December 12.

    Hodgenville Elementary sent two teams to show and explain their projects. One team, consisting of third grader Brooklyn Lyvers and fourth graders Emma Kate Puckett, Layla Weaver, Caden Thomas, Jacob Marksbury, and Jorja Sanders expanded on the work of the school’s Newspaper Club and used their interviewing and writing skills to create a brochure highlighting the clubs offered at HES.