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Agriculture

  • 4-H camp is just around the corner

    Even though the chilly winds of February are blowing, take heart, 4-H summer camp plans are in full swing.  Henry, Shelby and Oldham Counties will be attending Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp from June 7–10.  The theme for the camp is “Superheroes in Training.”  Campers can look forward to classes that include: swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, riflery, high ropes, low ropes, cave exploration, crafts, a kickball tournament, and much, much more.

  • Does your body need to be recalled?

    Everywhere we turn we hear about the benefits of exercise and how it can help our health and the quality of our life.

  • Cattleman’s Association to meet on Feb. 28

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, at the Henry County Extension Office. Looks like another great program has been planned by the Board of Directors. Leading off with a sponsored beef supper, the program will feature the ever popular veterinarian’s report, the FSA/NRCS update, a Phase I progress report, and a quick Extension report. Program sponsors will give a brief update on products and services available.

  • Gardening makes sense

    Gardening makes sense! Growing your own vegetables makes you feel self-sufficient and provides fresh, healthful food for you and your family.
    Your surplus crop can be frozen, canned, or stored in cool, dry locations for enjoyment and nourishment throughout the year. Your good labors in the garden can reward you with lower grocery bills, plus you’ll have the peace of mind knowing exactly what care has been taken of the food.

  • Plan today for a better 2011 in ag

    In his poem entitled ‘February 2, 1968’, Wendell Berry wrote:
    In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter,
    war spreading, families dying, the world in danger,

    I walk the rocky hillside, sowing clover.

  • Extension Office celebrates eight decades of service

    On Sunday, Jan. 23, the Henry County Extension Council hosted a celebration at Twin Oaks in New Castle to celebrate extension memories dating as far back as 1925.

  • Teens: need a summer job?

    The 4-H state camping program is in need of summer camp employees at all camping locations. If you are looking for a summer job that gives you the opportunity to be a positive and encouraging influence in many children’s lives, consider working at a 4-H camp.

    4-H summer camping in Kentucky is one of the largest co-educational camping programs in the United States. All Kentucky programs are American Camp Association-accredited camps.

  • Hay, the weather is quite concerning

    The drought of 2010 is fresh in the minds of most Henry County farmers: they are reminded of it every day when they feed their livestock.  With no regrowth late in the year, our abundant early harvest of hay is now considered a ‘limited’ supply, and the winter we are having is making our supply even more limited.  Will we be short?  On some farms, the answer is yes, unless spring grass comes early.

  • 4-H beginning knitting classes ready to start

  • Henry leadership evident at state conferences

    Henry County was well represented at three major state agriculture conferences last week at the Lexington Convention Center.  Local agricultural leaders worked in the Kentucky Cattleman’s Association, the Kentucky Horse Council and the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative.  Leading workshops, participating in committee meetings, and serving as voting delegates, these local leaders helped their organizations shape direction and policy in some very important issues which affect many Henry Countians as well as farmers across the Commonwealth.