Farm and Home Calendar - July 3, 2019

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LaRue County Farmers Market

The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open on Thursdays (including July 4) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the LaRue County High School back parking lot. Locate the UK Extension booth for healthy food samples, recipes and gardening information! 

Pesticide Container Recycling

The only date to bring in pesticide containers for the Rinse and Return Program will be Tuesday, September 3. As you spray your various pesticides this spring and summer, you are encouraged to properly rinse, store, and recycle them.

Triple rinsed, five gallon or less, plastic pesticide containers can be brought to Southern States in Hodgenville between 10 a.m. and noon that day for recycling. All containers should be clean and have labels removed. Please do not bring containers that are not properly rinsed. Have the lid removed, and the label removed as well as possible. There is no charge for the program, and it allows you a way to dispose of containers in an environmentally safe way as is mandated on the label.

Rental Equipment:

The LaRue County Conservation District has equipment available for rent. In order to help local farmers, LCCD has two 10’ No-till Drills and one 7’ No-till Drill to plant small grains and grasses. The Drills rent for $8 an acre with a minimum $50 charge. Two In Line Hay Bale Wrappers are available as well. The charge is $2 per bale with the farmer providing the plastic. If you rent a wrapper you must attend one of the training sessions. If you are unable to attend the training, an Equipment manager must come out and assist you with set up for an additional $30 fee. If you have any questions about rentals call 270-358-3132.