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Agriculture

  • Farm calendar - November 29, 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 should last around 2 hours. There will be another training opportunity in January.

    Beef quality and care assurance training

  • Early detection is key to control Johne’s disease
  • Farm calendar - November 22, 2017

    Extension Office Holiday Hours

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Producer Best Practice Training

  • LaRue County Cattleman’s Association meeting
  • Possible causes of yellowing alfalfa

    Several LaRue County hay producers have had concerns over alfalfa fields that currently exhibit yellowing of foliage. There are several possible causes for such symptoms.

  • Farm calendar - November 15, 2017

    2018 Farm Bill Listening Session

    A session will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Monday, November 20 at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Center for farmers to learn more about the 2018 Farm Bill. There will also be open discussion to allow farmers to air their concerns, preferences and priorities for the upcoming bill. Breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. EST, please RSVP to kycorn.org.

  • Extension programs impact all Kentuckians

    Regardless of what your family is involved in, Cooperative Extension plays a role. For more than 100 years, we’ve been offering something for everyone to help them see returns in their endeavors, careers, finances and more. If you have one acre or more than 1,000, our agriculture and natural resource Extension agents can help you with a range of topics that can make you more knowledgeable and profitable.

    Through research-based education, we bring the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment straight to you.

  • Farm calendar - November 8, 2017

    LaRue Co. Cattlemen’s meeting

    LaRue County Cattlemen’s Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 in the cafeteria at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Burkmann Feeds is sponsoring the meeting; they will discuss how to figure feed rations for calves. There will be a meal; attendees are asked to please bring a dessert.

  • FFA receives cash for trash
  • 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.