• Retail food prices rise

    Retail food prices across the Commonwealth continued their year-long pattern of growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 according to the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey. The December 2014 survey results identified the total cost of 40 basic grocery items as $129.14, or 1.7 percent higher than the previous quarter. This is the seventh consecutive quarter that the Marketbasket Survey total resulted in an increase and is also a new all-time high.

  • Stay active while aging

    Staying physically active is especially important as we age. Beginning around age 50, we lose 1 percent of our muscle mass each year. Over time, this can negatively affect quality of life and our ability to maintain functional independence. 


    7 Angus Farms, Turners Station, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, said Bryce Schumann, CEO of the organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world.
    The association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops selection tools for its members.

  • This quiz can guide New Year’s resolutions

    Each year, almost half of Americans develop New Year’s resolutions to improve different aspects of their lives. Often these resolutions involve health and personal finances.
    Specific examples include saving money, reducing debt, losing weight, quitting smoking and increased physical activity.

  • Coming up: GAP, cattlemen’s conference

    Henry County farmers and homeowners will have several opportunities over the next couple of months to learn about many agriculture enterprises, including forages, beef cattle, bees, turf care, grain crops, tobacco and poultry.  
    Also on the agenda is a series for new and beginning farmers, particularly those with small acreages.  
    It is the season, during our cold winter months, when many organizations and commodity groups have their annual conferences and the Extension Service has producer meetings.   

  • State farmers benefitting from funds


    Kentucky’s annual agricultural output now stands at over $5.6 billion thanks in part to Kentucky’s tobacco-funded Agricultural Development Fund, state lawmakers were told yesterday.

  • Ky Farm Bureau sets priorities for 2015 legislative session


    With state road fund revenue expected to decline markedly in 2015, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is placing a priority on working with the General Assembly to ensure adequate funding is available to maintain rural roads.

  • Caregiver’s resolution: make time for yourself this year


    A new year always brings its share of resolutions aimed to improve our health, body and mind. 

    As a caregiver, the most important resolution you can make is to take time for yourself. When you take care of yourself, you will be healthier, have more energy and enthusiasm to keep on caregiving and feel better about yourself overall.

  • Henry County Extension - the Volunteers

     Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service, with articles about the history, the agents and the secretaries.  

  • History of Henry County Extension - the Secretaries

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve passed along some of the History of the Henry County Extension Service, as we can recall it through the photos and records at the office.  I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about it and seeing some of the photos.