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Agriculture

  • How to achieve adequate amounts of vitamin D

     Vitamin D has gotten a lot of media coverage lately as various studies have tied normal levels of vitamin D to certain health benefits and lack of the vitamin to certain diseases. While many of these current studies provide conflicting messages, it is generally understood that vitamin D is needed for optimal health. It helps us absorb calcium and phosphorus, so we can have strong bones and teeth. 

  • Regional Cattlemen's Field Day scheduled for Oct. 1

     The Regional Cattleman’s Field Day this year will be held in Henry County on Foree’s Old Homestead Farm next to the Henry County Extension Office. The date is Wednesday, October 1, with registration between 4 and 4:30 pm.  

  • 4-H means business at the fair

     Henry County 4-H’ers have developed their own businesses through the 4-H Means Business Club.  The club began last year after a discussion about how many talented 4-H’ers we have in the county and how they could put their skills to use to earn money. 

    The club began with eight different businesses and currently has six that are working hard to fine tune their products. 

  • 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.