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Agriculture

  • Make money by growing food

    The Louisville Farm to Table effort will present a full day of exploration into  the world beyond farmers’ markets, Making Money Growing Food, this Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Catharine Mother House near Springfield.

    The program begins at 8:30 a.m., and will include many discussions of opportunities to ramp up your food growing farming operation.  Topics will include:  large volume buyers, beef and beyond, specialty products, public school food service, the wine market, MarketReady, “They Want What?” and others.  

  • Conference is a chance for women to grow

    Kentucky farm women can get together to compare notes, listen to nationally prominent speakers, and enjoy a delicious Kentucky Proud meal at the 12th annual Kentucky Women in Agriculture Conference Oct. 26-28 at the Crowne Plaza-Campbell House in Lexington.

  • Field Day is Oct. 13 at MacLean Tree Farm

    The Angus MacLean Tree Farm in Oldham County will be the site of this year’s Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day. The farm has been under active woodland management for more than 50 years, and the MacLean family has managed it to promote high-quality timber and wildlife habitat.

  • Oct. 9 is annual statewide 2nd Sunday

    Mark your calendar today—the next statewide 2nd Sunday is Oct. 9. 2nd Sunday is designed to get individuals, families and children moving and engaged in activity—whether they bike, walk, run, play or participate in fun and healthy activities.

    The idea for Kentucky’s focus on movement was inspired by a similar, popular event in Bogota, Columbia, where officials close more than 70 miles of roads to vehicles, opening them to local residents for exercise every Sunday.

  • Regional beef field day is set for Oct. 4

    The Henry County Extension Service and the Henry County Cattleman’s Association would like to invite you to the Regional Beef Field Day on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Taylor Cattle Farm at 7980 Hanna Road in Shelby County. 

    Registration will begin at 4 p.m., with farm tours starting about 5 p.m. 

    Topics and presentations will include limit feeding options, the Pfizer 50K program, carcass ultrasounding, and Marketing Options, as well as the History and an Overview of the Taylor Cattle Farm.

  • Plenty of after school activities for 4-H

    There are many opportunities for youth ages nine to 19 to develop new skills right after school.  The activities are held at the Henry County Cooperative Extension service from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  All of these activities are free!

  • Is it ADHD, or just acting up?

    Meet 6-year-old Jimmy. He likes to climb all over furniture, run around and often speaks out of turn. His mom reports that she is worn out because Jimmy just won’t mind. His teacher says that Jimmy doesn’t pay attention in class and won’t finish his assignments. Is he just a stubborn six-year-old boy with lots of energy or does he have a true disorder that needs medical treatment?

  • Apple season = healthier waistlines

    Grandma always said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” and now science has proven that statement may be correct.

    In April 2008, a new study was derived from the NHANES study, a large health & nutrition database in the United States.

    The study showed that adults who eat apples and apple products, like applesauce and apple juice, had less abdominal fat, lower blood pressure, and a 27 percent reduced risk for developing metabolic syndrome, which leads to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

  • Tarry-Simpson honored as a ‘Senior Star’

    Martha Tarry Simpson has been selected as a Senior Star by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Simpson will be honored at an Oct. 13 luncheon in Lexington.  Throughout her life, Simpson brought arts and refinement to the children of Henry County and Eminence as a public school teacher. Following her retirement in 1978, she continued to be active in community organizations, including the Eminence Literary Club, Smithfield Garden Club, Historic Drennon Storytelling and Crafts Festival and the Eminence Presbyterian Church.

  • 4-H gearing up for new school year

    This month I will be visiting all of the fourth and fifth grades in the county telling students about the 4-H program in Henry County.  For those of you who may not be aware of the program I thought I would share a little about it.
    The 4-H Club has been going strong for more than 100 years throughout the country.  We are part of the Henry County Cooperative Extension program that serves as a branch of the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky.