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Agriculture

  • LaRue Countians win angus awards at Kentucky State Fair
  • Farm calendar - September 5, 2018

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    There will be a LaRue County Beef Producers meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The meeting is open for anyone to attend but if you’d like to become a member, yearly individual membership is $30/person and couple membership is $45. Jim Akers from Bluegrass Stockyards will be presenting.

    LaRue County hay testing days

  • Stay safe during harvest season

    Harvest is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families, and will be here before we know it. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    If you have employees, take time to talk to them about safety. Make sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • LaRue Angus Delegates

    Three LaRue Countians were recently chosen as a delegate or an alternate delegate to the 35rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on November 5 at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville is one of 329 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting.

  • Farm Management, Operations, and Financial Plans

    Over the last couple of weeks we’ve discussed the different parts of a business plan. First we went over the description of our business, and then we looked at the components of the marketing plan portion of our business plan. This week, let’s look at our Management/operations plan, and financial plan.

  • Young Farmers Summer Picnic
  • Hall Farm Photo
  • 4-H News

    The annual 4-H Forestry Field Day will be held at Mammoth Cave on Tuesday, September 11.  The event is open to junior and senior 4-H members. 

    No prior forestry knowledge is necessary.  Participants will be excused from school.  The event will include instruction in compass and pacing, tree measurements and tree identification, followed by a competition. 

  • Marketing plans for your farm business

    Everybody always stresses about the process of growing crops, or producing something on their farm. Truth is, that’s the easy part! The hardest part and the part where most farmers fall short is finding a buyer, or a place to sell their products. Marketing plans are so important that many consider it a separate document from the business plan.

  • Improving reproductive efficiency in beef heifers

     

    To improve the reproductive efficiency, and thus profitability, of a beef cattle operation, a beef producer must understand proper heifer development. Properly managing yearling heifer reproduction is the first step toward reproductive efficiency.

    The goal is to manage heifers so they’ll conceive early by reducing the age of puberty, shortening the time from puberty to conception and increasing fertility.