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Agriculture

  • Farm calendar - February 7, 2018

    Dicamba Specific Training

  • Controlling Buttercups in Pastures

    One of the signs that spring has arrived is when the yellow flowers of buttercup begin to appear, but it’s during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercup takes place. As a cool season weed, this plant often flourishes in over grazed pasture fields with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.

  • Reduce stress with good record keeping

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

    Record keeping doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s a way to keep track of things about your operation 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.

  • Farm calendar - January 24, 2018

    Hardin/LaRue winter grain workshop

    Hardin and LaRue County Cooperative Extension programs have teamed up to host a regional Winter Grain Workshop. The workshop will be held from 8-11:30 a.m. on January 24 at the Hardin County offices located at 201 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, and will feature four speakers covering multiple topics of importance to grain farming. The meeting has been approved for CCA and CEU hours. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the LaRue County Office at 270-358-3401.

    Produce Best Practice Training

  • Reed passes resolution in support of farmers

    The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed a resolution, sponsored by Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville, urging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to issue more permits allowing farmers to control threatening birds.

    Specifically, the resolution calls on more Kentucky Farm Bureau-administered sub-permits to be issued, allowing Kentucky farmers to legally eliminate black vultures. Currently, many farmers are unable to adequately protect their livestock, as the permit application and distribution process is complicated.

  • Don’t be a victim Radon gas is dangerous

    Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer after smoking. It annually kills more than 21,000 Americans and accounts for about 12 percent of all cancer deaths. But you don’t have to be a victim.

  • Farm calendar - January 17, 2018

    Kentucky Commodity Conference

    The 2018 Kentucky Commodity Conference is being held at 8:30 a.m. CT on Thursday, January 18 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green. This is the annual meeting of the Kentucky Corn Growers, Kentucky Small Grain Growers, and Kentucky Soybean Associations.

    Hardin/LaRue winter grain workshop

  • Safe use of standby generators

    Standby generators provide emergency electrical power during disruptions caused by winter storms and other disasters. However, you need to take some special precautions to ensure safe, efficient operation of these generators.

  • Farm calendar - January 10, 2018

    LaRue County Extension District Board

    The LaRue County Extension District Board will be meeting at noon on Wednesday, January 10 at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office.

    Private Pesticide Applicator Training

  • Help livestock handle cold weather

     The three most important things you can do to protect livestock in cold weather are providing sufficient water, giving ample high-quality feed and offering weather protection. Cold stress reduces livestock productivity, including rate of gain, milk production and reproductive difficulty, and can also cause disease problems.