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Agriculture

  • 4-H begins new program year

    October is the official month that 4-H begins its new program year. While we have a great group of youth that are involved in 4-H across the county there is always room for more. I would like to encourage parents as well as those age eligible, ages 9-19, to take advantage of some of these great opportunities to learn and grow in a fun environment. Here are a few of the clubs that I would like to highlight this week.

  • Celebrate National 4-H Week with us

    National 4-H Week is the week of Oct. 6-12.

    4-H members and volunteers across Kentucky will celebrate the many facets of 4-H with various events and activities.

  • Prussic acid poisoning risk is greatest during frost

    Although prussic acid poisoning can occur anytime during the growing season, the greatest risk is usually associated with the first frost in Kentucky.

    The primary cause of hydrocyanic (prussic) acid poisoning in domestic animals is the ingestion of plants containing this potent toxin. Cyanide producing compounds occurring in living plant cells are converted to prussic acid when cells are crushed or otherwise ruptured.

  • Women in Ag conference set for November 4-6

    Kentucky Women in Agriculture will hold their 14th Annual Conference Nov. 4-6 at the Crowne Plaza-Campbell House Inn in Lexington. 

    The theme of this year’s conference is “Next Generation Farming.”   Registration is $85 for the two-day conference ($65 for students), which includes all meals, Taste of Kentucky Proud event and membership dues for 2014.  Registration is due by Oct. 23, 2013.  A limited number of conference scholarships are available. 

  • Girl Scouts Day
  • Be a paper clutter cleaner upper

    Despite our best attempts at home organization, and despite the fact that we hear about our paperless society, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

    You can get a handle on this type of clutter by following these tips:

  • Field day program set for Oct. 3; Farmer’s conference Saturday

    A regional Cattlemans’ field day will be held this Thursday evening at the Trimble County Angus Farm of Bo and Dottie Crouch. The farm is on Kentucky 55 north of Campbellsburg, about 3.5 miles north of Capstone Produce at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and U.S. 421. Registration begins at 4 p.m., with tours beginning at 4:30 pm. After the walking tours and presentations, a sponsored supper is planned.

  • Help friends who are living with cancer

    A cancer diagnosis is a life altering event for those diagnosed as well as for their friends and family. Unfortunately, cancer occurs far too often. The National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results program estimated that in 2009, more than 12.5 million Americans were living with a cancer diagnosis. Breast and prostate cancers were the two most common types.

  • Quilting is a heritage skill

    This past Saturday, 4-H’ers learned a skill that has been part of Kentucky’s heritage for hundreds of years.
    Designing and making beautiful quilts is just one skill Kentucky is known for. To help pass on this skill, six 4-Hers learned the basics of quilting by making a 12” by 12” block wall-hanging.

  • Cattleman’s field day set for Oct. 3

    All Henry County Cattle producers are invited to the Regional Beef Field Day Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. to dark, at the Bo and Dottie Crouch Farm on Ky. 55 in Trimble County.  The farm is located about 3.5 miles north of the intersection of Ky. 55 and U.S. 421 at Campbellsburg, at 8851 Highway 55.   The farm is on the right side of the road, and has a red plank fence and some red roofed barns.  Signs will be posted.