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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • Wee Warriors participating in Stars for Kids Now

    Stars for Kids Now is a voluntary system for licensed and certified child care programs. Programs are given a 1 to 4 Star rating. All Star levels are measurable quality indicators about the state minimum requirements.

    Wee Warriors Educational/Recreational Childcare in Eminence has been awarded a 2-star rating indicating that the program is seeking quality standards beyond the requirements for facility licensure.

    To contact Wee Warriors child care program, call Rosalind Roberts at (502) 845-5427, ext 2473.

  • Time to register for 4-H teen conference

    The Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference will be held on the campus of the University of Kentucky from June 13-16.  The conference is for teens who have completed their freshman year of high school, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have just graduated. 

    While attending the conference delegates will participate in several workshops and tracks of their choosing.  They will have an opportunity to take a campus tour and visit colleges within the university.  They will also participate in the election of 4-H State Officers for the upcoming year. 

  • From tobacco to berries to wine

    By Stephanie Hornback
    Landmark News Service

    Chuck Hall has always been a player, his wife, Ladonna, said, but not in the manner you usually think of when you hear a man described that way. He experiments with different foods and flavors to develop something uniquely his. “I like to play mad scientist,” Chuck said.

  • USDA info reveals that beef numbers are down

    Beef cow numbers decline
    USDA has released their annual cattle inventory report and as expected, beef herd liquidation continued during 2010 despite the stronger fall markets. Cow numbers fell by 1.6 percent, and the number of heifers held for beef replacements fell by about five percent.

  • Remembering Annmarie

    Monday, Maryellen, Cathy, Laraine, and I attended a funeral that we did not want to attend. As members of the Henry County Extension Service, we lost our co-worker and good friend Annmarie Ivers, as she lost her courageous battle with cancer.

  • New 4-H classes in crochet and quilting to be offered

    There are two new 4-H projects available for you to enjoy.

    The first new offering is a crocheting club. The project will be a purse made from “granny squares.” Brenda Simpson, who many of you met while in sewing, has agreed to offer a beginning crocheting class. 

    Saundra Smith, our knitting club leader has agreed to assist Brenda with this class. 

  • Start a home composting program

    Composting reduces household waste and enriches the soil by converting leftovers and yard waste into a rich humus over a period of time. Planning now, while the garden is still fallow, allows you to decide on a method that best suits your family’s needs and to settle into a routine before gardening season starts.