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Agriculture

  • Crop Insurance Helps Preserve Farming for Future Generations

    By: Jeremy Hinton

    Farming is a unique profession in so many ways. First, it is more like a calling — to be part of God’s gifts here, and a steward of these gifts. To follow a crop from seed to harvest, or to see an animal born and grow to maturity — that’s a lot of the reason we do what we do.

  • Fall is a great time to sample soil

    If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that. Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

  • 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.

  • Hall Farm Photo
  • Young Farmers Summer Picnic
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All-American Cook Off