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Farm and Family

  • FDA makes changes to its veterinary feed directive

    The Food and Drug Administration is amending its animal drug regulations regarding veterinary feed directive drugs.
    This new rule limits “medically important antimicrobial drugs” to the treatment, control and prevention of disease, but does not allow weight gain or feed efficiency claims.
    This rule also states that the use of medically important antimicrobials will have veterinary oversight.
    This means that you will not be able to purchase over-the-counter medicated feeds for livestock without having a Veterinary Feed Directive.

  • Local holiday shopping spree is round the corner

    The weather is cooler, the holiday lights are beginning to twinkle at area stores, and it is time to think about those dreaded words – holiday shopping!  
    No longer do those have to be words that put fear into the hearts of men and women.  
    The 24th annual Extension Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Henry County Homemakers Organization, will help you fill up those stockings with no problem at all.
    The event will be held at the Henry County 4-H Fairgrounds building on Highway 421 on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is taking industrial hemp program applications

    Kentuckians interested in participating in the industrial hemp research pilot program in 2017 are invited to submit an application with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Coming soon: The Carlisle Brothers and the Holiday Bazaar

    Oct. 27:  The Carlisle Brothers Chautauqua at Twin Oaks — The program starts at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will follow.  Please call us at 845-2811 to register so we can plan seating and food.  
    The program is the Carlisle Brothers-A Country Music Duo.  One of the pioneers of early country music Clifford Carlisle teamed with his younger brother, Bill in 1930. In 1938 they signed with Decca Records, and after World War II, they signed with the King label in Cincinnati where they had a huge hit, “Rainbow at Midnight” in 1946.  

  • A good gross out

    By Cathy Toole

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Tips to keep the creepy crawlies out of your home

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Dutch Creek Farm earns certification

    Dutch Creek Farm earns certification

    The herd of beef cattle at Dutch Creek Farm is now certified as Animal Welfare Approved, according to a news release. This certification and food label lets consumers know these animals are raised in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. and Canada, using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent family farm. 

  • Support caregivers when they need it the most

    Providing full-time care for an older loved one is a selfless job many of us would readily take on if needed, but it comes with its own set of challenges and frustrations. 

    A recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine said caregiver recognition and support is one of the most significant challenges facing the U.S.’s growing older population and their families.

  • Fall into fun with 4-H

    By Cathy Toole, 4-H Agent, Henry County Cooperative Exension Service

    October is always a busy time in 4-H.  Check out all of the opportunities available for the rest of the month, so you won’t miss out on the fun!

    Oct. 19: Beginning Cooking Club will meet after school at the extension office from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for fourth and fifth-graders.  Come and enjoy, it is always good!

  • Managing a sinkhole so it doesn't become a problem

    By Levi Berg, Agriculture Agent, Henry County Cooperative Extension Service

    Occasionally, I will have a question about sinkholes and how to handle them. Before I get started on how to handle a sinkhole, remember to NEVER USE SINKHOLES AS A DUMPING SITE!