Farm and Family

  • Harvest Showcase is coming this Saturday

    Bring the whole family to this event that is free and open to the public at the Henry County Kentucky Fairgrounds.  
    It is a great place to bring the kids and grandkids as there will be a petting barn and livestock exhibit at the ag arena and kids games by our own Henry County FFA and hayrides around the fairgrounds.  
    Be sure to come hungry, because the Henry County Chamber of Commerce breakfast of country ham and fresh farm eggs starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until it is gone.

  • Extension service safety tips for garden recovery after a flood

    ienced flooding this summer that has impacted nearly every county in the state. These floods have raised questions on how to deal with vegetable gardens that have been covered with flood water.  The following information was gathered from the University of Kentucky’s Dr. Sandra Bastin, Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist, Dr. John Strang, UK Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist; and from University of Michigan Cooperative Extension.

  • Harvest Showcase scheduled for July 25

    Bring the whole family to this event that is free and open to the public at the Henry County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 25.
    The day will open with a live broadcast with Reed Yadon and the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast of old ham and fresh farm eggs that starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until it is gone.
    A full locally raised breakfast is available for only $8 and includes eggs and country ham, biscuits, gravy and a beverage.  
    The musical entertainment will begin at 9 a.m. with the Henry County High School Band marching through the event.  

  • 4-H members take home county fair prizes

    By Cathy Toole

  • Another great year of county fair exhibits

    If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you missed a great opportunity to see a lot of local Henry County talent.
    There were hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by 100 different individuals.  
    If you did miss the Fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the Henry County Fairgrounds.  For more information call us at 845-2811.  

  • Second Wind Dreams Founder Visits Henry County

    On June 23, P.K. Beville, founder and president of Second Wind Dreams, shown center, visited the Henry County Extension Office to honor the members of the Henry County Second Wind Dreams Committee. This committee recently celebrated its 300th dream fulfillment for community elders through Second Wind Dreams’ award-winning Dreams Program. This special meeting included a luncheon and sharing of each participants’ favorite dream come true.

  • Protect yourself from weight-loss scams

    With nearly two-thirds of Americans considered overweight or obese, many of us would love a magic bullet to help us instantly shed a couple of pounds so we can look and feel better.
    Unfortunately, that magic potion or pill doesn’t exist, despite the various marketing efforts you see online or on television that promote products as weight loss cure-alls.
    These types of cure-all products have been around for hundreds of years and continue to attract people looking for an easy way to improve their overall health.

  • Cattlemen’s association will meet June 22

    The Henry County Cattlemen will meet here at the Extension Office on Monday, June 22, for their regular meeting at 7 p.m.  
    The meeting will be sponsored by P.B.I. Bank.  
    The program will relate to market news and will be presented by Jodie Inman with the Federal Marketing Program and Tim Dietrich with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Animal Marketing Division.  
    Please call the Henry County Extension Office to register as soon as possible.

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  • Ag development funds applications begin June 15

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, recently awarded $350,020 in Henry County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program, also known as CAIP.
    The Henry County Cattlemen’s Association submitted a proposal to the Henry County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers within the CAIP.