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Agriculture

  • A visit with Ag Commissioner
  • Workshop for home based processors

    The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services are partnering to support farm friendly legislation. House Bill 391 and Farmers Market Legislation allows Kentucky farmers who grow and harvest produce to process value-added products and sell them from designated farmers markets, certified roadside stands and the processor’s farm. There are two processing categories in HB 391, Homebased Processors and Home-based Microprocessors.

  • Deadlines approach for disaster relief

    The Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 15 and May 1.

    Nearly all vegetable crops, small fruits and burley tobacco are in the March 15 deadline.  Nursery crops are in the May 1 deadline.

  • Event shows off youthful talent

    The Henry County 4-H Communication Event took place Feb. 28, at the Henry County Extension office.  The evening began with speeches.  Jakob Beckley gave a speech entitled “Change” in the 14-year-old category.  Jakob spoke on how communities as well as people change sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse.  Jakob received a blue and champion.

  • Take the stress out of a storm’s mess

    While you can’t control severe weather, you do have control over how prepared you are to face the challenges severe weather often presents. Preparing ahead of time for severe weather will relieve the stress of uncertainty in an emergency situation.

    Gov. Steve Beshear declared March Severe Weather Awareness Month, and one of the most important things you can do to prepare for severe weather is to own a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio with specific area message encoding capabilities.

  • Options for managing weeds in alfalfa production

    One of the largest alfalfa producers in the state recently discussed his experiences with Roundup Ready Alfalfa.

  • 4-H’ers and parents celebrate past achievements

    4-H’ers and their families recently came together to celebrate this past year’s achievements.

  • Phantom energy and reducing your bills

    Energy costs are monthly expenses that fluctuate throughout the year, since much of our heating and cooling usage depends on Mother Nature. However, you can make your home more energy efficient and reduce some of your energy expenses by locating and switching off sources of phantom energy in your home.

  • Tobacco production and GAP training

    The UK Cooperative Extension Service is offering a Tobacco Production and GAP training meeting  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Shelby County Extension office.  The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will be sponsoring a lunch, so please contact us at 845-2811 to reserve your spot. 

    The Production Meeting will include a variety update, new insecticide use, sucker control, BlackShank control, and label changes that impact float production. Dr. Bob Pearce and Dr. Kenny Seebold will be the principal presenters. 

  • I have a dream of youthful talents

    I have a dream that the 4-H Communications Event beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 28, at the Extension office, will be filled with youth delivering sensational speeches, daring demonstrations and astounding talent driven performances during the variety show.  For those of you who have shied away from the limelight this is your chance to step up and show everyone your skills.  If you are not sure where to start on writing a speech or demonstrations check out our website for helpful tips at www.henrycounty4h.com.