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Agriculture

  • The facts about lightning myths

    A couple of weeks ago, we presented some interesting facts about Kentucky’s Forests.  This week, our UK Meteorologist Tom Priddy sends us some neat information concerning lightning, something we’ve seen our share of so far this summer.
    Myth

    Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
    Fact

    Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year.
    Myth

  • New Harvest Showcase events include pig kissing

    Get your teams together for the Biggest Loser Contest, which runs July 28 through Oct. 7.  Teams should have at least three people and there is a $20 per person entry fee, payable at the initial weigh-in and $5 weight management fees for not showing up for a weigh in or for gaining weight.

  • One day left to check out the exhibit hall

    If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you have one night left to see the biggest and best display we have had in years. There are hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 individuals.
    If you miss the fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Henry County Fairgrounds. For more information call us at 845 — 2811.

  • Take precautions,manage pastures during high heat

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Henry County Extension Office.  Warren Beeler, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Director of Policy, will discuss several current issues concerning the livestock industry.  Reports will include the veterinarians report, FFA report, FSA report and an update on the Phase I CAIP program. 

    Reservations are required.  Please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 to reserve your spot.

    Summer 2013 Reminders for Livestock

  • Summer opens in full swing

    County Fair
    Enter your exhibits on Monday, July 1! Be watching for the Fair catalog to check out what you will enter. If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall last year you missed seeing the biggest and best display we have had in years. There were hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 different individuals. The Exhibit Hall will be open to view On July 1 and 2 from 6 until 9 p.m.
    Adult crochet classes start in July

  • Phase I applications available till Tuesday

    The 2013 Phase I Tobacco Funds for Henry County are now available to Henry County Landowners/Farmers through an application/Scoresheet process.  The applications are available now through Tuesday, June 18, at the Henry County Extension Office.  To be included in the funding process, applications must be turned in to the Extension Office by 4 p.m., June 18.

  • Save money by reducing household food waste

    As we scrape uneaten food into the trash can after dinner every night or throw away moldy bread that we just didn’t get around to eating, many of us don’t see that wasted food as wasted money. But in fact, that’s just what it is.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reported that the amount of uneaten food in American homes and restaurants in 2008 was about $390 in wasted food per each U.S. consumer. This is more than the average American spends on food each month. 

  • Phase I applications due by June 18 for Ag development program

    All Henry County farmers and landowners are reminded that the 2013 Phase I Application Period is now open.

    From now, through 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, the Henry County Extension Office will have the producer applications available.  After June 18, no more applications can be accepted for the 2013 Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund CAIP Program in Henry County. 

  • Homemakers: 75 years as the original social network

    A cable is defined as a group of wires bundled together for the purpose of transmission; Extension is the cable that has been Extension Homemakers’ connection to Henry County for 75 years!

    You’ll find them around every corner: Extension Homemaker volunteers who make a difference each day in local churches, community organizations, neighborhoods, senior centers and other organizations. In total, these unsung heroes are making a bigger impact than ever as local budgets evaporate and community needs escalate.

  • Group looking at meat processing options

    By now, you may have heard rumors or reports that a meat processing plant may be built near Campbellsburg. 

    The idea of a local meat processing facility is at present, just a vision.  Here is the story: Since the middle of last year, a group of interested farmers, civic and government leaders has been discussing the potential and possibility of a meat processing facility which may be located in Henry County.