Field day program set for Oct. 3; Farmer’s conference Saturday

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By Steve Moore

A regional Cattlemans’ field day will be held this Thursday evening at the Trimble County Angus Farm of Bo and Dottie Crouch. The farm is on Kentucky 55 north of Campbellsburg, about 3.5 miles north of Capstone Produce at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and U.S. 421. Registration begins at 4 p.m., with tours beginning at 4:30 pm. After the walking tours and presentations, a sponsored supper is planned.
Tours and presentations will include winter feeding the beef herd and farm pond management. We’ll also be offering a beef quality assurance chuteside certification for those who want it. This field day also serves as an educational meeting for producers meeting requirements for the Phase I Cost Share program.
Please contact the Henry County Extension Office as soon as possible at 845-2811 to register.
Beginning Farmers Conference
This Saturday, Oct. 5, marks the Kentucky Beginning Farmers conference hosted at the KSU Mills Lane Farm Sustainable Agriculture Center. The program begins in the morning, and will include useful and informative topics for new and beginning farmers throughout the day, as well as a great way to meet and network with other farmers throughout the state.
Topics are planned on horticulture production, meat production, land access, grants and loans, cost analysis, retail versus wholesale, record keeping, legal issues, and a meet the buyer panel.
Please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 for more details about the event and registration procedures.
Kentucky Sheep and Goat Conference
The Kentucky Sheep and Goat producers conference will be at 8:30 a.m. (Central Time)Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Cave City Convention Center.
Speakers and topics will include: market update and trend with Tess Caudill, KDA sheep and goat marketing specialist, maximizing your feed cost investment: Dr. Don Ely. UK Professor, sheep unit and a cooking demonstration with Tim Farmer
Workshops throughout the day will include health clinics: foot rot, parasites, quality assurance, grading clinic, cheese making, soap making and accelerated lambing program.
The program is open to all producers! Register early at kysheepandgoat.org space is limited!
Third Thursday Thing
Don’t forget the Third Thursday Things at the KSU Mills Lane Farm on Oct. 17. The meeting will feature Organic Production and Marketing. These sessions have always been great opportunities to learn about a variety of agricultural topics and to network with others who have the same interests. We’ll have more details about the October meeting and future months at the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811.