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Agriculture

  • Agricultural festival supports local farmers

    We hope you can make it out to the Henry County Fairgrounds this Saturday, July 26, for the 15th annual Henry County Harvest Showcase and Lunch at the Farmers Market. Scheduled officially from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., you’ll find nice things to see and do even before and after those times.

    Very early, you’ll be able to have a great country ham breakfast (local food) at the Chamber of Commerce kitchen (proceeds go to the Chamber for their good projects and activities).

  • Harvest Showcase is fun for the family

    Bring the whole family to this event that is free and open to the public at the Henry County Kentucky Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 26!

    The day will open with a live broadcast with Reed Yadon and the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast of old ham and fresh farm eggs that starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until it is gone! A full locally raised breakfast is available for only $8.00 and includes eggs and country ham, biscuits, gravy and a beverage.

  • 4H presenters place at StatCommunications Event

    Submitted by Jordan Campbell

  • Henry County student attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

    Henry County high school junior Justin Yount recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). He and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 15-19 at Murray State University

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 22-26 at the University of Kentucky for an additional 46 students.

  • County Fair Exhibit Hall winners

    Submitted by

    Jordan Campbell

    Every year at the county fair there are a ton of entries in the exhibit hall, from crafts, to produce, to photography, paintings, and drawings.

    There is a whole section of the exhibit hall dedicated to 4-H with tons of great entries. Judges from the surrounding area come to review the entries and give ribbons based on quality, as well as a grand champion for each class.

  • Aquaculture on tap

     

    Aquaculture will be the theme for the July Third Thursday Thing. Held at the KSU Mills Lane farm just south of Frankfort, beginning at 10 a.m. this Thursday, the 17th, participants will be able to learn about many different aspects and enterprises relating to fish production.

    Topics will include Catfish production, Marketing all Aquaculture Products, Largemouth Bass Production, Aquaponics, Pondside Water Quality Testing Demonstration, Koi and Koi/Goldfish Hybrids, and Pond Weed Control and Disease Management.

  • Henry County’s Biggest Losers are Winners

    7th Annual Biggest Loser to Begin July 20-21

    Be getting your teams together for the Biggest Loser Contest which will be running from July 20th through September 22.

    Teams should be at least three people and there is a $20 entry fee per person which will be payable at the initial weigh-in and $5 weight management fees for not showing up for a weigh in or for gaining weight.

  • Henry County Fair blue ribbon exhibits

     If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall, there were hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by over 100 different individuals.

    If you did miss the Fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

    For more information call us at 845-2811.

    Below is a listing of the Blue Ribbon Winners in the Henry County Fair Open Class:

    Arts & Crafts:

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