Farm and Family

  • This time of year, it's all about the pumpkins

    Few things say fall better than pumpkins. Whether you use them to cook, decorate or carve, chances are a pumpkin in some form or fashion will be a part of your seasonal celebrations. In fact, 80 percent of the U.S. pumpkin supply is available in October.

    Here are some interesting facts about the season’s favorite gourd.

  • 2016 Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period open

    The season for roadside farm markets is far from over, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) wants to help market owners get next year’s efforts off to a great start – enrollment for the 2016 Certified Roadside Farm Market program is now open, according to a KFB news release.
    Established in July 1996, the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market program began as an initiative to help farmers market their fruits and vegetables directly from roadside markets to consumers across the Commonwealth.

  • Lessons learned from 4-H animal projects

    By Cathy Toole

    Henry County Cooperative Extension

  • Fall activities and events from Extension

    Oct. 21:  A viewing of Alive Inside at 11:30 a.m. at the Henry County Extension Office.  
    Our Second Wind Dreams Committee is hoping to partner with Music and Memory to provide personalized music recordings for our nursing home residents who are dealing with dementia.  This 25-minute video which was a winner in the 2014 Sundance Audience Award category will introduce you to the program and touch your heart.

    Oct. 22: USDA Resource Day at Extension Office.   

  • Why balance rations for your livestock?

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Cooperative Extension

  • Upcoming fall events at Henry County Extension Service

    • Alive Inside with Music and Memory Video showing on Oct. 21:  Our Second Wind Dreams Committee is hoping to provide a program of personalized music for individuals who are dealing with Alzheimer’s at Providence New Castle.  
    This is part of a national effort to bring some joy to individuals dealing with dementia and music seems to be one avenue to do this.  On Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m., we will show a 25-minute video that will share the highlights of the program here at the Extension Office.  

  • Fall frosts cause changes to livestock forage

    By Levi Berg

  • USDA Resource Day set at Extension Oct. 22

    Editor's note: The headline on this column previously contained an incorrect date for the USDA Resource Day at the Henry County Extension Service Office. The correct date is Oct. 22.

  • Deer-vehicle accidents expected to rise in fall

    Brace yourselves, Kentucky drivers, the annual three-month increase in roadway encounters, and unfortunate collisions, with white-tailed deer is once again upon us, according to a news release from Kentucky Farm Bureau.
    Deer can certainly be spotted around Kentucky any time of year, but for the next three months their activity – and likelihood of becoming a costly, if not deadly, roadway hazard – increases dramatically.

  • 4-H Foundation celebrates National 4-H week

    The Kentucky 4-H Foundation, along with 6 million 4-Hers from across the Commonwealth and the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 4 to 10, according to a news release.
    On Wednesday, Sept. 30, State 4-H officers traveled to Frankfort to meet with Governor Beshear for the signing of the 4-H week proclamation.
    This year’s theme for National 4-H Week is 4-H Grows Here, the new National 4-H Campaign.