• Mark Tucker Farms joins American Angus Association

    Mark Tucker Farms, Mount Sherman, is a new member of the American Angus Association, headquartered in Missouri.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.

  • Nov. 25 meeting will explain Farm Bill

    To say the 2014 Farm Bill is complicated is an understatement, yet is it important eligible individuals understand it and participate. To help producers understand the program, a meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown.

    The Farm Bill Decision will be discussed by Dr. Todd Davis, University of Kentucky grain marketing specialist.

  • PHOTOS: Deer season
  • COLUMN: 4-H candy sales begin this month

    The annual LaRue County 4-H candy sale started this month.

    Starting this week, 4-H members may pick up candy at the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, across from Magnolia Bank. Parents must sign a permission form in order for members to participate.

    Members will be selling a variety of candy bars including caramel, crisp, almond, dark chocolate with almonds and milk chocolate for $1 each.

    For each 60 candy bars sold, the member’s name will go in a drawing for $25 cash. The top seller will receive $50 cash.

  • Farm Calendar – Nov. 12, 2014

    Goat and Sheep Producers

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the LaRue County Extension office. The program will be a discussion of composting animal mortalities. All interested individuals are invited to attend. A meal will be served.


    Pork Producers meet

    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited to attend.


  • Newton wins customer service award

    Blake Newton, a retail sales representative at Southern States Hardin Co-op in Hodgenville, was honored as a winner of the President’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service at the company’s annual manager’s meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September.

  • Take advantage of free soil testing this fall

    Fall soil sampling allows farmers and gardeners time to utilize University of Kentucky research-based fertility recommendations before spring planting.

    The turn-around time for samples from the Extension office to the UK Soil Testing Lab is much faster in the fall, usually within a week, because fewer people are submitting samples this time of year. Spring turnaround time can approach three weeks during the busiest times.

  • Student takes third in photo contest

    Amateur photographers from across the region participated in the annual Farm Foto Assignment photography contest held at the National FFA Convention, Oct. 29-31, in Louisville.

    Jessica Walters, a student in the LaRue County FFA chapter, was selected as the third-place winner of the second annual contest, presented by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. Local McDonald’s owner/operators awarded $500 to the LaRue County FFA chapter for Walter’s winning photograph. 

  • PHOTO: Running beans

    Farmers on Old Sonora Road were running soybeans Saturday.

  • PHOTO: 4-H pumpkin decorating