Farm Calendar - May 7, 2014

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 Goat and Sheep meeting

The LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the LaRue County Extension office. The producers will discuss the County Fair sheep and goat shows for next month, and conduct other business. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a market trends and forecast presentation by Tess Caudill with KDA. There will be a potluck meal with the meat provided. 


Beef Producers to meet

The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. May 13 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. The speaker will be Dr. Mike Keller, local veterinarian. All interested individuals are welcomed. A meal will be served. For information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.


Master Gardener Plant Fair

The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardener Plant Fair is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 at the Hardin County Extension office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. For more information, call 270-765-4121.


Ag Market Day - May 20 

The LaRue County Extension Service will host an Agricultural Market Day 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 20. Vendors are being solicited to promote and sell their products to the public. There is a $15 set-up fee. Food will be available, and a wide variety of seasonal items are expected, along with fun and educational activities. For more information, or if you would like to participate, contact the Extension office at 270-358-3401. 


Emergency assistance from FSA

The Kentucky Farm Service Agency is conducting sign-up for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) to eligible producers who suffered losses beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and subsequent years. ELAP provides payments to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish to help to compensate for losses due to disease (including cattle tick fever), adverse weather, or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, as determined by the Secretary. If you have suffered losses, contact the FSA office, 250 Sportsman Lake Road, Elizabethtown (270-765-2702) for additional information. 


FUNDS EXHAUSTED for dead animal pickup

The LaRue County Conservation District annually secures an environmental grant to reimburse LaRue County producers for dead animal pickup. For this fiscal year, those grant monies have been exhausted. All reimbursements will be postponed until additional grant funds are available. Landowners are encouraged to bring or mail dead animal pickup receipts to the District office. Receipts received will be kept on file, and checks mailed out as soon as funds are available.  

For more information, call the Conservation District office at 270-358-3132.