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Early bird grain meeting set for Nov. 27

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By Steve Moore

We are planning a Nov. 27 Early Bird grain crops meeting tailored for eastern regions of Kentucky. The meeting will be at the Henry County Extension Office from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  The program will include UK agronomists, entomologists, and plant pathologists discussing varieties, plant population, fertility, weed control, insect control and disease control.  

In order for us to properly prepare our facilities, please contact the Henry County Office at 845-2811 to let us know your intentions to attend.

Cattleman’s Association annual meeting

The Henry County Cattleman’s Association’s annual meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at the Henry County Extension Office. A good educational program is planned, including reports and updates from the Henry County Animal Clinic, FFA, FSA, NRCS and Extension.  Presentation of the award for Henry County Cattleman of the Year will be made, and the Association will be electing their Board of Directors for 2013 along with other items in the business meeting. 

A beef supper is on the agenda.  Please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 to let Kelly know your intentions to attend. 

Local input for NRCS EQIP program

NRCS administers the Environmental Quality Incentives program which provides technical and financial assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns.  NRCS is asking for local input for the 2013 program.

EQIP will be administered in Kentucky using four ranking areas across the state, consisting of multiple counties that have been determined to have similar farming operations and resource concerns.  Applicants within each ranking area compete only with others in that ranking area. 

A local working group meeting consisting of Shelby, Henry, Trimble, Anderson, Franklin and Woodford counties is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Shelbyville NRCS office located at 65 Breighton Boulevard in Shelbyville.  Recommendations from this group will be provided to NRCS to be used in developing the criteria used to award EQIP contracts during fiscal year 2013.  All interested persons are invited to attend.

This is your opportunity to have input regarding the ranking criteria for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

For additional information or if you have questions or require special accommodations please contact the Shelby NRCS office at 502-633-3640, or the Henry County NRCS office at 845-2890.

Third Thursday Thing

The Third Thursday Thing on Nov. 15, at the KSU Mills Lane Farm near Frankfort will feature AgrAbility.   The session will include “Arthritis and Agriculture,” winter livestock management, and sorghum syrup making. All are welcome to attend, with the program beginning at 10 a.m.  This is a free event.