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Agriculture

  • Cloverville results; Baker is grand champ

    The following are the results of the items on exhibit at Cloverville during the Kentucky State Fair.  

  • Fourth graders see wheat from field to table

    Thanks to Robbie and Katie Sue Yount, the fourth graders of Henry County had a unique experience this past Thursday.   For the second year the Younts have welcomed the youth to their farm to see how wheat is grown, cut, harvested, ground and made into bread.

  • National woes a chance to examine family budget

    Recent national and global economic news has been troubling, with significant long-term issues that contribute to financial uncertainty.

    While it’s important to remain aware of these issues, concern is better channeled into productive action on a more personal level, such as examining your family’s budget and making decisions that wisely use money.

    As the nation discusses a long-term spending plan, that conversation provides an important reminder to review household spending.

  • Youth Ag Day steps back in time

    Certainly one of the biggest events in Henry County over the past week was the Antique Farm Machinery Show at Robbie and Katie Sue Yount’s Farm near Bethlehem.  The Friday and Saturday event had plenty of steam engines, antique tractors, horses and farm machinery involved in numerous demonstrations.  A good crowd was on hand to enjoy the great hospitality and opportunity to step ‘back in time’ when farming had a different, maybe more important, connection to the community. 

  • Fall — the third gardening season

  • Henry County 4-H’ers go to the Kentucky State Fair

    This past week has been a busy one for Henry County 4-H’ers at the Kentucky State Fair.  Before the fair officially opened the Kentucky 4-H Dog Show was held on Aug. 13 and 14. 

    On Saturday, Kellyn Smith and her dog Lincoln participated in the costume category.  They were dressed as a young Mary Todd Lincoln and of course Lincoln the dog (a poodle) was portraying President Lincoln.  They were both excited to receive a 2nd place award. 

  • Has summer been hard on your wallet & waist?

    Small Steps to Health and Wealth
    We are going to be offering an on-line program called “Small Steps to Health and Wealth” to help you reach goals that relate to both your health and your wealth. The program will run from Sunday, September 4 to Sunday October 2 and enrollment is Free and there will some small giveaways to the first 150 participants across the state. To enroll go to the website at njaes.rutgers.edu/sshw.

  • MarketReady sales training set for Aug. 18

    “The Third Thursday Thing” will be held August 18, at the KSU Research and Demonstration Farm, 1525 Mills Lane near Frankfort will feature the MarketReady Producer Sales Training, given by Dr. Tim Woods, UK Economics Professor.  The program is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The normal MarketReady fees are waived through grants from the USDA-SARE and USDA-RMA.

    This should be a valuable opportunity for producers and people who sell value-added products.  Contact the Extension Office at 845-2811 for details.

  • Interest in food preservation on the rise

    Have you noticed the interest in home food preservation? Equipment sales are up, cookbooks are selling and home cooks, from beginners to experts, are enjoying the pleasure of canning, freezing, jams, jellies and drying foods.  Some are doing it for creativity, or to give as homemade gifts.  Others want to control salt, sugar and other preservatives in the foods they eat. Some want to save money by preserving the excess garden bounty.

  • 4-H country ham project: teaching kids hands on where food comes from

    Kentucky’s 4-H country ham project teaches kids where food comes from and reinforces Kentucky’s rich heritage of dry-cured hams, similar to age-old practices used to make Italy’s prosciutto, Spain’s jamón ibérico and Germany’s Black Forest.