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Agriculture

  • Colonel Sanders Chatauqua perfomance set for Oct. 30

  • Conservation Board Annual Cooperators Meeting

    Submitted

    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

  • 4-H Issues Conference set for Nov. 15-18

    Do you think teens should have a voice? Are you the kind of person who wants to make a positive difference in your community? Do you like meeting new people? What about dancing?

    If you answered yes to these questions then you need to attend 4-H Issues Conference!

  • Learn the value of saving with the Piggy Bank contest

    Saving money is important no matter your age, especially with an economy that is much like a roller coaster.

    Kentucky youth can learn the importance of saving money by participating in the Piggy Bank Design Contest. The contest is a way for the youth of Kentucky to display their creative skills to their county and potentially the state, while becoming more aware of how to build wealth and reduce debt. The Piggy Bank Design Contest is the youth component of Kentucky Saves. Kentucky Saves Week begins Feb. 24 and ends March 2.

  • Arrival of fall means hay assessment

    The arrival of fall is an important time for livestock producers to assess their winter hay supplies.  Determining both the amount and the quality will help insure you have enough to get your animals through the winter in good shape.  Here’s how to get a fairly accurate estimate of supply.