• Taste of LaRue
  • Fly control on cattle

    Warmer weather brings more pest problems. Horn flies and face flies are key pests of Kentucky cattle. Both species breed in fresh manure piles, but they present different threats and management problems. Fortunately, you have a variety of fly control options.

  • Quarles warns farmers to avoid hay-buying scam

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles is cautioning area farmers to stay alert for possible scams targeting hay buyers and sellers.

    “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has received several reports of fraudulent hay-buying activity in recent weeks,” Quarles said. “Farmers should take extra care to protect themselves from scam artists when buying or selling commodities such as hay or livestock, especially when contacted through email, social media, or text message.”

    Warning signs of a possible scam may include:

  • Farm calendar - May 31, 2017

    Hort Shorts

    The first Hort Shorts summer series gardening class is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 8 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The class will be about “Growing your own Pumpkins for Fall Decoration.” For more information please contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401. 

  • 4-H Calendar - May 31, 2017

    4-H Summer Camp

    All camp forms for campers, teens and adults are due.  Please make sure final payment and forms have been turned in to the LaRue County Extension Office.  Girls that have not yet signed up, spots are still available.  Call 270-358-3401 for more information.

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will be having a picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 at the Lincoln Farm Picnic area.  The club will provide the meat and drinks; members are asked to bring a side or dessert.

     4-H Rabbit Show

  • 4-H Cloverbuds
  • Mosquito Control

    Controlling mosquitos is challenging to say the least. You may even think you are fighting a never-ending battle. With mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika and West Nile Virus becoming more prevalent, it’s even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home environment. Learning to do a few simple things could help protect you from more than the itchiness of a mosquito bite.

  • LaRue County Cattlemans - May 24, 2017
  • Farm calendar - May 24, 2017

    Taste of LaRue

  • Needle cast causing skimpy spruce trees

    By far, the number one call I’ve gotten here at the LaRue County Extension Office over the last 2-3 months has been homeowners concerned about their Spruce trees. A tree is a long term investment, and when you plant a tree, you watch it grow over the years and develop into something beautiful that provides you with a windbreak, shade, etc. It’s very disheartening when a tree that you planted 20 years ago, that has become a focal point in the landscape, turns into an eyesore practically overnight.