• KDA cuts ribbon on new safety display

    A new exhibit will show Kentucky farmers, emergency responders and others how to handle emergencies related to anhydrous ammonia.

    Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff, other state officials, and industry dignitaries cut the ribbon to place an anhydrous ammonia display into service Feb. 13 during the National Farm Machinery Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

  • Farm Safety Symposium is March 13

    It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call or a knock on the front door from authorities bearing the news that a loved one has been killed or injured in an accident.

    “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare” is the theme of the 2015 Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium at the Dixie Fire School in March. The symposium is scheduled for March 13 at 7 p.m. EST in the RPC212 auditorium at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • COLUMN: Farm Safety Symposium addresses childhood accidents

    There are two great things you can do for youth in upcoming weeks.

    The first thing you can do is attend the annual Farm Safety Symposium associated with the Dixie Fire School 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the RPC building, Room 212 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The topic is “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare.” Losing a child or loved one to an accident is a nightmare shared by many. A few courageous people, from all over the country, will tell their story of how this nightmare became a reality for them.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 4, 2015

    Poetry contest deadline extended

    The 4-H Poetry Contest deadline has been extended until Friday, March 6. Turn in poetry entries to the Extension office.


    Making dog treats

    A class, “Making Dog Treats,” will be held for 4-H members 2-4 p.m. March 6 at the Extension office. Call 270-358-3401 for more information.


    Livestock Club meeting canceled

    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will not meet in March.


  • 4-H Candy Sales winners
  • COLUMN: Simple steps to starting seeds indoors

    Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds. Starting hard to find plants, like many of the heirloom or newly introduced varieties, from seed may be the only way you will be able to add these to your garden. Plus, you’ll be extending the growing season and bringing the fun of gardening indoors.

  • Quail population rebounding in central Kentucky

    A new report detailing progress at the halfway point of Kentucky’s ambitious 10-year plan to boost quail populations in the state is now available to the public.

    The five-year benchmark report shows large scale habitat work to provide quail better living conditions is paying off. In Hart County, for example, quail counts increased by 771 percent.

  • Soybean board seeks director

     The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board is looking for farmers from diverse backgrounds interested in filling one of Kentucky’s two director positions with the United Soybean Board. This position, currently held by Dennis Clark of Sedalia, expires in December 2015. Clark is eligible for an additional term.

  • Couple named National Outstanding Young Farmers

    Ryan and Misty Bivens of Hodgenville were selected national winners at the 59th annual National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress held Feb. 12-15 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Four national winners were selected from a group of 10 finalists for the award based on their progress in an agricultural career, extent of soil and water conservation practices, and contributions to the well-being of the community, state and nation.

  • PHOTO: Long, cold winter