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Agriculture

  • 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:

  • New database could aid farmers
  • You are never too old to dream

    Second Wind Dreams® was formed in 1997. It’s name is derived from a novel of the same name by P.K. Beville, a geriatric specialist who wrote about the wonderful, colorful and sometimes hysterical people who live and work in nursing homes.

  • Teens Place Top in 4-H State Livestock Judging
  • Water most important nutrient in summer

    Sometimes we discuss animal nutrition and almost forget the most important nutrient – water.

    No matter what animal and what we are feeding, nothing works correctly unless the animals have access to clean water. Reduction in weight gain, milk production, and animal performance are consequences of lack of an adequate water source.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years of food preservation

    For the past 100 years, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has improved the lives of families through educational programs in food preservation.

    Beginning in the spring of 1914, girls’ canning clubs were formed at the height of the canning season to teach young people how to safely preserve their harvests.

    In the 1940s amidst the back drop of World War II, agricultural and home demonstration agents encouraged Kentuckians to produce 75 percent of their food at home through a “live-at-home” campaign.

  • Many fun summertime activities on the way

     

    County Fair

    Enter your exhibits on Monday, June 30 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Henry County Fairgrounds!  

  • Lawsuit victory for Kentucky farmers

     Last week, I wrote about the delay in the administration of the 2014 programs such as the  CAIP cost share programs which rely on Kentucky Ag Development Funds.  These funds have been available to Henry County farmers since 2001, and used to be known as the Phase I funds of the Master Settlement Agreement.  The delay was caused because some of the Tobacco Settlement Funds had not been received yet by the state.  

  • Master Clothing Volunteer recruitment deadline soon

    Thanks to shows like “Project Runway,” sewing is enjoying newfound popularity. More and more people are interested in learning how to design and make their own unique style of clothing, but have little resources to do so. Individuals with basic knowledge of garment construction, who want to perfect their craft and help others learn to sew, may find participating in the Master Clothing Volunteer program very enjoyable and fulfilling. Recruitment for the Master Clothing Volunteer Class of 2014 is ongoing through the end of June.

  • Upcoming activities throughout the county

    Cattlemen’s Association to meet

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will meet Monday, June 23, at 7:00 pm, at the Henry County Extension Office. Featured speaker will be Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, Muscle Meats Specialist at the UK College of Agriculture. Dr. Rentfrow will be demonstrating butcher techniques for breaking down large primal parts of a beef carcass. Also on the program will be the usual brief business meeting and the Veterinarians, FSA, FFA, and Phase I reports.