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Agriculture

  • Controlling Mud on the Farm
  • Happy hunting
  • Kentucky soybean growers break yield records

    Kentucky soybean growers produced the highest ever documented yields in the state this year in the soybean yield contest hosted by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Kentucky Soybean Board.

  • Quarles rejects federal overreach into hemp program

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles called on Congress to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law and challenged the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) position on consumable hemp-derived products in remarks delivered at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meeting.

  • 2017 county soybean 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 done in cooperation with Caleb and Leanne Ragland of Shady Rest Farms. This was our second year at the location and our yields for both plots were outstanding.

  • Farm Calendar - December 13, 2017

     Beef quality and care assurance training

    BQCA (formerly known as BQA) training will take place at the LaRue County Extension office at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 14 and again at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 15. This new program will be a combination of the Beef Quality Assurance program and the Cattle Handling and Care Certification program. Recertification is required every 3 years. The $5 cost must be paid by check, NO CASH. 

  • 2018 Kentucky Produce Conference

    The 2018 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 8 until 5 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

        Preconference evening activities Jan. 7 will include vegetable, tree fruit and small fruit roundtable discussions.

  • Not all firewood is created equal

    Fires in the fireplace or outside in the fire pit are intrinsically connected to our visions of nestling in for a long comfy winter. Let the winter bring its ice and snow if it wants. Inside, we have a fire to snuggle up to.

  • Farm Calendar - December 6, 2017

    Producer Best Practice Training

    There will be a Producer Best Practice Training at 2:30 p.m on December 6 at the LaRue County Extension Office. This training will replace the former GAP training for vegetable producers and is required if you wish to hand out samples of your produce at the Farmers Market or roadside stands. The training will last around 2 hours. There will be another training opportunity in January.

    Beef quality and care assurance training

  • Preventing Calf Scours

    “Neonatal” calf diarrhea is defined as scours when it occurs within the first three weeks of a calf’s life. Bacteria, viruses and parasites can attack the lining of the calf’s intestine and cause diarrhea. The decrease in absorption of essential nutrients from milk leads to weight loss and dehydration. If the disease level is severe, calves often die, but even calves that survive will perform poorly for the remainder of their lives when compared to healthy calves.