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Agriculture

  • Early bird grain meeting set for Nov. 27

    We are planning a Nov. 27 Early Bird grain crops meeting tailored for eastern regions of Kentucky. The meeting will be at the Henry County Extension Office from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  The program will include UK agronomists, entomologists, and plant pathologists discussing varieties, plant population, fertility, weed control, insect control and disease control.  

    In order for us to properly prepare our facilities, please contact the Henry County Office at 845-2811 to let us know your intentions to attend.

  • Fruit and vegetable myths are part of state lore

    There are many myths concerning fruit and vegetable crops that have become part of Kentucky lore. Several myths that still exist today involve grape coloration and fall frosts.

  • Kentucky gets a waiver to mix corn

    For the past few weeks, grain farmers have been harvesting the 2012 corn crop in Henry County, with yields reported “all over the place.”

    From nearly no yield to fields yielding a whopping 160 to 180 bushels, the drought and heat had interesting effects.  One of the effects can be an increase in a mycotoxin named aflatoxin in the grain.

  • Colonel Sanders Chatauqua perfomance set for Oct. 30

  • Conservation Board Annual Cooperators Meeting

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    The Henry County Conservation District Board of Supervisors hosted their Annual Cooperator’s Meeting on Sept. 27, at the Cooperative Extension Building. The District is observing 65 years of conservation for Henry County in 2012.

    The large crowd began the evening with a grilled dinner.  Introduction of special guests and recognition of individuals who are vital to the function of district services, as well as those who benefit from them was next on the agenda.

  • Plant bulbs now for spring blooms

    Fall is the time to think about all those flowers we associate with spring: daffodils, crocus and other easy-to-grow flowering bulbs. If you aren’t growing any spring-flowering bulbs in your landscape, you are missing out on some easy-to-grow plants that provide early color to your garden.

    These bulbs are planted in fall because it corresponds to the end of their natural dormancy.  Most of these plants begin root growth in fall, followed by a cool stratification period necessary for proper flower development and then shoot growth in late winter and early spring.

  • Antioxidants are natural cancer fighters

    Antioxidants are substances found in food. They may help block damage to cells in the body caused by free radicals. Free radicals are substances formed during normal body processes. If not blocked, free radicals may contribute to the development of certain diseases, including cancer and heart disease.

  • Safely store and dispose of prescription medications

    The week of Sept. 23-29, The Partnership at Drugfree.org launched the Medicine Abuse Project, a multi-year effort to raise public awareness about and curb prescription drug abuse.   Most of us will take a prescription medication at some point in our lives. It’s important to remember that medicine a doctor prescribes you is only intended for your use.

    Here are some tips for safely storing medication:

  • Why join 4-H? Because it’s good for you

    October is the month to begin the new program year in 4-H.  School clubs in the fourth and fifth grades across the county have started and afterschool as well as project clubs have begun or will begin in the next few weeks.  There are so many reasons to join 4-H that I thought I would share a few in hopes that as a youth or as a parent, you may consider joining in the 4-H Youth Revolution of more than 140,000 members strong in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Eight-week master stocker program to begin Oct. 25

    Master Stocker is a new Extension program open to any beef producer who is involved in or interested in raising stocker cattle.

    In the format of the very popular Master Cattleman Program, Master Stocker includes eight classroom sessions covering topics that will improve your understanding of best management recommendations for stocker and backgrounding operations.

    Sessions will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on the following dates:

    Oct. 25 — Enterprise budgeting & cost of production, Shelby CES