• PHOTO: 4-H Skillathon

     Natalie Gentry place eighth at the 4-H Skillathon at Western Kentucky Universtiy against more than 60 competitors in her age group in the Quality Assurance portion of the testing.

  • 4-Hers are 'hammin' it up'
  • Farm Calendar - March 11, 2015

     Goat and Sheep Producers meet

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the LaRue County Extension office. Dr. Beth Johnson, DVM, will discuss health regulations and common diseases seen in small ruminants in Kentucky. Extension Expo, which will be March 21 at the high school, will also be discussed. A meal will be provided. Anyone interested in goat or sheep production is invited to attend. 


    Soybean board seeks national director 

  • Students celebrate FFA Week

     The week of George Washington’s Birthday, Feb 23-28, is designated as National FFA Week. Our local FFA Chapter celebrated this event with dress up days, chapter trivia, and scheduled events for members and for the community. 

    On Monday, members participated in “Muck boot Monday.” After school, the Chapter took 28 kids and advisors, Misty Bivens and Chris Thomas, to volunteer at Feeding America: Kentucky’s Heartland. Members were then treated to dinner at Mr. Gatti’s. 

  • 4-H Calendar - March 11, 2015

     Livestock Club meeting canceled

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


    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 11 at the Extension office.


    Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold a safety meeting 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.


    4-H Camp

  • COLUMN: Is your hay 'quality?'

    There were several discussions of interest at last week’s Kentucky Alfalfa Conference.  One of the topics was “What is quality hay?” Let’s look at some of the categories than constitute hay quality.

  • Nuisance deer can be used to feed the hungry

    Deer. To some, they are beautiful animals. To out-of-state sportsmen, Kentucky Whitetails are the stuff of which dreams are made. To farmers here in the Commonwealth, though, they are often a nuisance or worse, gobbling their way through soybean fields at a rapid and alarming rate.

  • PHOTO: Farmers grow
  • Farm Calendar - March 4, 2015

     Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet 8:30 a.m. March 6 in the Arnold Mitchell Building, 1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort. 


    Beef cattle meeting 

  • COLUMN: Simple steps to seed-starting success

     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.