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Agriculture

  • Phase I Cost Share Program ready to begin

    All Henry County farmers and landowners are reminded that the Phase I Tobacco Money Cost Share Program is about to begin. We’ve just been notified that the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board gave the go-ahead this past Friday, May 17, for the Henry County Cattleman’s Association to serve as program administrator for approximately $243,000 of Henry County Agriculture Development Funds to be offered through the County Agriculture Investment Program.

  • Time to go treasure hunting
  • Meet local farmers and get fresh local produce

    As usual, the Henry County Farmers Market opened for business on the Saturday before Derby Day, and will continue to operate on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons at the Henry County Courthouse front lawn.
    We hope you can visit for a couple of great reasons.  First, you’ll be meeting some of our wonderful local farm families.

  • Boost your older home’s energy efficiency

    Over the years, improved technology has made many new homes more energy efficient, but you shouldn’t shy away or move from an older home just for better energy efficiency. You can upgrade your older home to make it energy efficient.
    Prior to the mid-20th century, fully automated, controlled and mechanized heating, cooling and ventilation systems did not exist. Instead, older homes had passive and manual features incorporated into their design to meet heating, cooling and ventilation needs.

  • Miracle products and foo foo dust

    Increase your profits and production for just pennies per acre. Haven’t we all seen or heard such tempting claims about various products. But is it real?

    You know the pitch. Maybe it’s a Bermuda grass that will yield 20 tons per acre. Or a foliar fertilizer that doubles alfalfa production. It could be a soil enhancer that makes water wetter or releases more nutrients from your soil. Or possibly a microbial inoculant that allows you to safely bale or store wet hay.

  • A good walk can make all the difference

    What would you do to take 20 years off your age? The answer may be as simple as walking, according to Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D. in the UK Health Care News.

    “Starting at the age of 20, we lose about 1 percent of our aerobic fitness each year,” Dr. Franklin says. “A walking program can improve that fitness from 10 to 20 percent in three months. That’s the same as 10 to 20 years of rejuvenation.”

  • Time for the 4-H Teen Conference 2013

    With summer just around the corner, it’s time for Kentucky 4-H teens to register for the 2013 Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference.

    The conference takes place at the University of Kentucky June 10-13 and is open to all 4-H’ers who have completed the freshman through their senior year of high school.

    During the conference, 4-H members have the opportunity to experience dorm life in UK residence halls, attend educational and recreational workshops, and meet new friends from across the state.

  • Phase 1 Cost Share sign up period approaching

    From time to time, during the next few weeks, we will use this column to keep our agriculture community informed about the status and progress of the 2013 Phase I Cost Share Program fund.

    First of all, let’s discuss the different ways by which we label this program. The name we started with and still used most often is the Phase I program. Some variations of this are the Phase I Tobacco program or the Tobacco Settlement Phase I program.

  • Don’t break the bank for summertime fun

    With the days finally getting warmer, many of us are looking forward to summertime and making plans for all of the activities we want to do and events we want to attend. Summer can be a lot of fun, but many summertime adventures can also be expensive. Preparing now for summertime expenses can help soften the blow to your wallet.

  • Communication event results

    The District No. 3 4-H Communications Event was held Saturday, April 27, at Bedford Elementary School in Trimble County.

    Henry County was well represented in the following speech, demonstration and variety show categories. Kassidy Allen gave a speech entitled “Equine Eye” in which she received a blue ribbon. 

    Camyrn McManis gave a speech on “Video Games, Good or Bad” and received a blue and champion.  Camryn also gave a demonstration on “Photography Basics” receiving a blue and champion.