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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • How dry was July?

  • Give infants and toddlers a good start

    Recent findings indicate that even infants and toddlers are now at risk for becoming obese. Current national figures for infants and toddlers show that one in 10 is overweight, and more than 20 percent of children between the ages 2 and 5 are already overweight or obese.

    Early obesity can lead to adult overweight or obesity and the chronic diseases that stem from weight management issues. Reversing this alarming trend is critical for parents or care-givers to ensure health for children as they grow up. Recommendations include the following:

  • Cattle and hot weather

    As I write this article on Monday, the heat and humidity are both high, making things uncomfortable.  Remember it makes things uncomfortable for all our livestock, also.  A couple of the  most important considerations are certainly water and shade.  Be sure that clean water is always available, especially in hot weather.  Make routine checks of the water supply.  Cattle need 13 to 20 gallons of clean water in hot weather.

  • Come on out and have breakfast with us!

    Looking for a great family event? Interested in helping your children and grandchildren recognize the importance of our agricultural heritage? Want some great ribeyes, or a plate of brisket, farm fresh produce or some homemade ice cream or award winning barbecue? Looking for that perfect wedding gift; one that is unique? Want to see Patrick Henry Hughes and hear some great country/gospel music? Well, have we got the event for you!

  • Music, food and fun on 7/30