• Beef and hay, three things to consider now

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has an excellent hay and haylage testing program for LaRue County farmers.  A toll free call to the KDA Forage Testing Program 1-800-248-4628 will get a trained individual to come to the farm, take samples of your hay/haylage and get the test results back in a short period of time.

  • County soybean variety plot results

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts corn and soybean variety trial plots in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain companies. The plots demonstrate how specific varieties can perform under local conditions for a given year.

    Both the corn and soybean plots were in cooperation with Ryan Bivens of Fresh Start Farms. They have been our cooperator for the last three years and it has been really appreciated.

  • First deer, nine-point buck
  • Contest takes it to the (piggy) bank

    Misty Wilmoth

    UK Extension Agent

    It’s time for Kentucky’s young people to exercise their financial creativity by entering the Piggy Bank Design Contest.

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative host the contest every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week, a time in February dedicated to encouraging individuals to start or increase their personal savings. Kentucky Saves Week 2016 is February 22-27.

  • 4H Calendar

    4-H Knitting Classes

    A Knitting Class is being offered to 4-H members from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday, November 30 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Call 270-358-3401 to sign up.

    4-H Wranglers Horse Club

    4-H Wranglers

    The LaRue County 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Awards Banquet

  • 4-H Calendar - November 18, 2015

    Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club practices on the first and third Thursdays of each month, weather permitting.  The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19 at the New Haven Gun Club.

    4-H Sewing Club

    The 4-H Sewing Club will meet on Saturday, November 21 from 9:30 a.m. until Noon at the LaRue County Extension Office.  The club is open to those with some sewing experience. For more information call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    4-H Dog Club

  • Deadline is December 11 to Sign Up for Country Ham Project

    The 4-H Country Ham project in LaRue County will soon be starting in its third year.  It’s now time for youth and adults to sign up to participate.  The 4-H Country Ham project has grown in the state of Kentucky, with over 700 participants statewide last year.  The project began in LaRue County with five youth traveling to Meade County to cure their hams in 2014.  In 2015, 11 youth, 2 cloverbuds and 3 adults participated.  This project is open to anyone in LaRue County including youth and adults.

  • LaRue COunty Cattlemens Association
  • Proper hay storage, feeding areas are important

    Hay stored outside before feeding suffers substantial losses of both yield and forage quality. Weathering losses in round hay bales are deceptively large. In fact, just a four‑inch layer on the surface can contain up to one‑third of the entire bale volume. A weather damaged 1,200 pound bale of hay would therefore actually provide only 800 pounds of feed.

    Weathered hay is much less palatable to livestock than undamaged hay.  If livestock don’t like it, they won’t eat as much.  If they eat less, they are in a worse nutritional state.

  • Southern States Announces 2015 Holiday Food Drive

    Southern States Cooperative launched its fifth annual Holiday Food Drive on November 9th. Partnering with local food banks and charitable organizations in a number of cities and communities in the southeast, the regional ag retailer will continue its tradition of helping to feed disadvantaged families and individuals during the upcoming holiday season.