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Agriculture

  • Increase fruit and veggies in diet

    We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings.

    Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

  • Sharpshooters show at challenge

    Henry County Sharpshooters Attend Youth Hunter Education Challenge

  • Poisonous plants in pasture & fields

    Cattleman’s Meeting

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association announces its April meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Henry County Extension Office. As always, a great program of industry news is being planned. On the program will be a veterinarian report, along with FFA, Extension, FSA, and an update on Phase One tobacco funds, along with a sponsor report. The sponsored meal will feature beef products. Contact the Extension Office at 845-2811 by 4:00 pm Friday to reserve your spot.

     

  • Tips for boosting pasture production

    The three primary nutrients required for plant growth are nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Nitrogen is an essential nutrient necessary for photosynthesis and building protein, and it has long been known that increasing nitrogen in the soil has been proven to greatly increase pasture production.

  • Remembering the 1974 tornadoes and their destruction

    Thirty nine years ago today, April 3, 1974, many lives and landscapes in Kentucky changed forever, and as I write this on Monday, April 1, I remember that so much changed in Campbellsburg exactly 39 years ago, too.

    It was irony and coincidence that placed me in touch with both days of disastrous tornadoes. 

  • Extension office offers home energy management program

    We have all heard about home energy efficiency. Turn off the lights. Install a programmable thermostat. Turn down the thermostat in winter. Turn up the thermostat in summer. Do this. Don’t do that. It is very easy to feel like you are going in circles.

  • We will dodge the rain while planting

    According to the calendar, it is officially spring; however, it seems someone forgot to tell the weather to act accordingly in the Bluegrass. So what is going on? Did the groundhog lie? When is it going to get warmer? Will the rain and snow slow down?  

  • Sun tanning damages skin

    We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin. Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.

    Both the sun and tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn.

    UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin. When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.

  • Quite a capital experience

    There were 25 youth and adults that attended this year’s 4-H Capitol Experience in Frankfort. The 4-H Youth Development organization was there in full force with hundreds of youth attending from across the commonwealth.

  • Spring sessions can solve and involve resolution

    I received an interesting Facebook message from my niece; she said that she thought New Year’s resolutions were a very bad idea because January is such a rough time to commit to anything.
    It is the end of the holiday season and may be depressing for many and the weather is usually cold and grey. So she said why not make a Spring Equinox Resolution to go into effect on March 20! Spring seems like a better time to make some positive life changes. So why not plan to attend one of these interesting sessions and resolve to get involved.