• Blueberries and Blackberries

    It’s almost summer, and that is prime harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Blueberries, which are native to North America, are ready to harvest from early June through early August. Blackberries are ready to harvest from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer health benefits, but best of all, they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • Lime Quality

     Agricultural lime quality can vary tremendously depending on the chemical properties and particle size caused by physical grinding of the stone.

  • Spring planting has begun
  • Farm Calendar April 25, 2018

    Open House and Awards

       The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service invites the community to an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at their newly remodeled location at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. The annual presentation of the Bobby McDowell Award will be made at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 270-358-3401.

    Equipment for rent

  • 4-H Calendar April 25, 2018

    4-H Summer Camp

    Additional camper spots are now available for boys and girls.  Register today, before the spots are filled.  4-H Camp will be May 29 – June 1, 2018.  4-H Camp is open to campers 9-14 years old and the cost is $220 with the balance due by May 1.  Adult male volunteers are needed.  If you have any questions, please call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Education

    The ultimate test of forage quality is animal performance. Producing high quality forages is vital to improved animal performance, whether your goal is more pounds of milk, a higher rate of gain, increased wool production or an improved conception rate.

    Forages provide a major percentage of the nutrients for beef and dairy cattle, sheep and goats, horses and ruminant wildlife. If the quality isn’t right, you can’t feed animals enough forage to achieve production goals.

  • 4-H Communications Contest

    The annual 4-H Communications Contest includes several categories including poetry, public service announcements, press release, essay, monologue and songwriting.  The results for the LaRue County 4-H Communications Contest are as follows:

    Junior Press Release – Natalie Gentry – Blue & Champion

    Junior PSA – Natalie Gentry, Blue & Champion

    Senior PSA – Madison Wilmoth, Blue & Champion

    Junior Original Monologue –Augusta Gardner, Blue & Champion

  • Making economic decisions on the farm

    In times of agricultural economic downturn, some of us look for ways to increase our income by diversifying into something new or adding different agricultural endeavors to our existing operations. While diversification may sound simple at first, there are many questions you should ask yourself before jumping into a new enterprise.

  • Farmers permitted to kill black vultures

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has signed a resolution, sponsored by Representative Brandon Reed, that urges the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to issue more permits to farmers allowing the killing or capture of black vultures.

    The resolution also urges the USFWS to shorten and streamline the application process for receiving a migratory bird depredation permit. Many farmers have found it difficult to protect their livestock from harm, due to unnecessary bureaucracy on the federal level.

  • 2018 Kentucky 4-H teen conference

    With summer just around the corner, it is time for Kentucky 4-H teens to register for the 2018 Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference.

    The Conference takes place at the University of Kentucky June 11 through 14 and is open to all 4-H’ers who have graduated eighth grade through the age of 18.

    During the conference, 4-H members have the opportunity to experience dorm life in UK residence halls, attend educational and recreational workshops and meet new friends from across the state.