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Agriculture

  • 4-H Smart Shooters Season Begins

    The Henry County 4-H Shooting Sports program made a great showing at their first competition this year at the Brewer Invitational Kentucky Hunter Education Challenge.

    The event was held on April 23 in Mercer County and is based on the combined scores of team members in the following categories: Wildlife ID, Hunter Safety Test, Hunter Safety Challenge Course, Rifle, Archery and Shotgun.

  • Starting a home-based small business

    It is very satisfying and exciting when your hobby, be it cake decorating, woodworking or pottery, grows into something more. If customers are clamoring, you’ve outgrown the basement, and friends and family keep asking when and where you’ll sell your product, it’s time to consider taking it to the next step by opening for business.

  • Hay Day set for Thursday

    The North Central Kentucky Hay Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The Hay Day will include hay equipment demonstrations, cattle and horse demonstrations, fence building demonstrations, educational seminars, and a large trade show under the marketing pavilion.

  • Wet weather causing more delays

    Several people commented on my column last week where I mentioned our rain gauge volunteers and the diligent job they are doing reporting just how much and where the rains are occurring.  We can say with some assurance that this was the wettest April ever in Henry County, with every reporting station recording well more than the old Louisville record of 11.1 inches.  Our reports ranged from a low of 13.21 inches up to 17.90 inches, with most falling in the 14 to 15 inch range. 

  • District Communication Event results

  • Wet weather is setting records

    Without question, the extremely wet weather pattern we experienced last week is one to remember. In fact, this looks like the wettest April EVER in much of Kentucky. The record for Louisville is 11.10 inches back in 1970.

  • Take the 40-gallon water challenge

    Come on, Kentucky—Georgia and Alabama are leaving us in the dust! Yes, it’s just a friendly competition, but we need all the help we can get to prove Kentucky cares about the environment.

    Help the Commonwealth win the water conservation challenge by participating. Here’s how you can save 40 gallons of water a day for your county and Kentucky.

  • Grant awarded to McKinney
  • Kentucky to exceed 155 markets in 2011

    It’s that time of year. Spring is in the air. Temperatures are rising, flowers and trees are beginning to bloom, and farmers’ markets are opening up all across the state.

    “Farmers’ markets give consumers the opportunity to buy fresh, nutritious foods that they can serve to their families with confidence,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “They also enable the growers to capture a larger share of the food dollar.”

  • H.C. Cattleman’s meeting set for April 25

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 25, at the Henry County Extension Office.   We’ll start with a sponsored beef supper and then hear from sponsors ADM Feeds and Southern States.  Other short topics will include our Veterinarian’s Report, FFA Update, FSA/NRCS Update, Phase I Update, and an Extension Update. 

    Please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 by Friday, April 22, to register.