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Agriculture

  • Helping for 100 years to navigate change

    While change isn’t easy for some people, it’s inevitable in some circumstances. Throughout the history of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, countless agents have worked to help Kentuckians learn about and embrace important changes. This year will mark the anniversary of the passage of the Smith-Lever Act, which formally established the national Cooperative Extension Service system. The UK Cooperative Extension Service is celebrating ways that extension has helped clients change their lives for the better.

  • A local agriculture event update

     

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will be meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Henry County Extension Office. The program will include discussion of livestock marketing, Veterinarian’s Report, FFA and 4-H Youth Report, FSA Update, Phase I (CAIP) Update, and an update on the proposal to provide a local butchery and meat processing facility in the region.

    The meeting will again feature a sponsored beef supper. Please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 by Friday to reserve your spot.

    TOBACCO GAP

  • Events and classes you don’t want to miss

    Tuesday evenings at the extension office are busy times as master clothing volunteer Alice Newman teaches Adult Sewing. You may want to learn to sew or you may have a project that you started on and are not sure how to finish it. Class runs from 7 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings and you can just stop by or give Alice a call if you need more information (845-4287).

    April 22: Quick Sewing Repairs Leader Training-everyone is welcome. This program will be taught at the extension office at 10:30 a.m.

    April 23: Book Club at 1:30 at the extension office.

  • Programs provide networking in the industry

    Almost all our agriculture enterprises are encompassed in research, teaching and education programs at one of Kentucky’s two land grant institutions. While UK has the majority of the enterprises and the extension service, KSU has been working with some of the more ‘non-traditional’ types of farming, including goats, pawpaws and aquaculture. They have also had an award winning method of showing, demonstrating and teaching through the decade old ‘Third Thursday Thing.’

  • National FFA Week teaches leadership to students

    Jakob Beckley

    Leadership Committee Chairman

    Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The weeklong tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington’s birthday.

  • What to consider when re-entering the work force
  • Century old pruning practices remain relevant

    Last week, all Kentucky Extension agents and specialists attended a training conference in Lexington. We were treated to a good history of the first 100 years of the Extension Service, and challenged to continue ‘making a difference’ in peoples’ lives through relevant research-based information in the century ahead.

  • Learn how to grow profits on the farm

    Growing Farm Profits is a training coming up Feb 1-3 in Lexington, which offers a great opportunity for Kentucky produce farmers. This is a farmer-to-farmer training that will inform participants about keeping records about their crops, their expenditures, their packing shed layouts and more in order to make themselves more profitable, more efficient and more competitive.

  • Keep fat and sugar away from your waistline with selective diet

    Many of us consume more solid fats and added sugars (SoFAS) than we should and especially at this time of the year. As a result, our waistlines expand, because these foods contribute more to weight gain than any other source of calories. So as we head into the time when we make New Year’s resolutions let’s try and stay off the SoFAS and the sofa too.

  • Learn how to design and modify your own clothing

    If you enjoy watching the clothing design shows on television and wish you could create your own clothing items then this is your chance. Two sewing clubs will begin meeting shortly after the New Year. The beginning club will be sewing 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays starting Jan. 13. Those that have sewn previously in 4-H will be among the advanced group that will begin meeting 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays starting Jan. 9. The clubs will meet weekly until projects have been completed.