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Cloverbud Camp signups going on now

By Misty Wilmoth

If your kindergartener to 8-year-old is ready for an overnight 4-H camping experience then Cloverbud Camp is the place to start. Cloverbud Camp is specifically designed for young campers and their parents, who are not ready for a week of a residential camping experience. The length of stay is two nights and three days.
Campers participate in the traditional camp activities offered at 4-H camp including canoeing, riflery, cooking, fishing and nature as well as fun afternoon and evening activities including swimming and field games.  


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Cooking classes planned in conjunction with farmers market

By Linda Ireland

 The LaRue County Extension Office will offer free cooking classes this summer in conjunction with the LaRue County Farmers Market.


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Chemicals can affect water safety

By David Harrison

 May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month. We can observe it by helping keep our groundwater safe from contaminants. 

Agricultural chemicals are an important part of farming, but, if misapplied, can lead to groundwater contamination. As farmers plant and grow crops this year, they should take steps to reduce the chance of farm chemicals in groundwater:

Read the manufacturer’s label for each chemical and follow label directions for safe use and disposal.


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PHOTO: Sharp shooter


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4-H Calendar updated 5-2-12

Cloverbuds
The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 2 at the Extension Office.  Cloverbuds is open to youth ages 5 to 8 years old or Kindergarten through third grade.
 
Poultry
The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5:00 p.m. May 9 at the Extension Office.
 
Photography
The 4-H Photography Club will meet 2:30 p.m. May 11 at the Extension Office.
 
Dog Club


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Farm News updated 5-2-12

Farmers Market
The LaRue County Farmers Market will open 2-5:30 p.m. May 4.

Beef Producers meet
The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. May 8 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Tentatively scheduled to speak is local veterinarian Mike Keller, DVM. He will discuss current cow-calf health issues and respond to questions from the audience. A meal will be served and all interested producers are invited to attend.

Forest Leadership Program


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Learn before you burn, prevent fires and fines

Spring cleaning season has arrived and for many Kentuckians it means burning unwanted debris. The Kentucky Division for Air Quality reminds you to learn before you burn.
Smoke from open burning is a health problem that affects everyone but especially children, the elderly and those with existing ailments like asthma. Children also breathe 50 percent more oxygen per pound of body weight than adults do, so their lungs are exposed to more harmful pollutants.


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By KATIE PRATT UK Extension Office

Emerald ash borers starting to emerge

The first case of emerald ash borers emerging this spring was found the week of April 16 in Jefferson County. Since the borers do not emerge all at once, owners of ash trees need to watch for signs of the pest during the next three to four weeks, said Lee Townsend, extension entomology professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
The borer’s emergence is almost three weeks ahead of normal due to the mild winter and a very warm March, Townsend said.


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Lexington area horse tour offered

By David Harrison

Some Hardin, LaRue and Meade county horse owners recently completed another successful four-session horse college featuring discussions on nutrition, health, hoof care, and facilities and horse behavior. The participants requested a tour of the horse industry in Lexington.
In response to their request, Dr. Robert Coleman, University of Kentucky Extension equine specialist and coordinator of the Horse College has arranged a one-day motor coach tour to some interesting horse locations in the Lexington area.


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LCHS greenhouse open through end of school year

 This year's production in the LaRue County High School agriscience greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 16 and sales have been strong since then. 


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