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Farm and Family

  • Ag Tag donations down but FFA student enthusiasm high

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    Lindsey davie

    Ag Tag donations are in.

    The Henry County FFA is so thankful for each one of you that made the choice to donate to support your local and state FFA programs in addition to 4-H and Kentucky Proud. Although we were down just a bit from 32 percent to 28 percent we are still very appreciative of our county’s generosity to the future of agriculture.

  • FFA officers attend National FFA Convention in Indiana

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       On Oct. 24-26, six FFA officers attended the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

    On Wednesday, students got to visit the career expo where they met with hundreds of schools and businesses who were recruiting the best and brightest students for a wide array of agricultural related industries; walked through the hall of states where they learned about agriculture production all across the United States and got to sample some great treats; and got to shop in a huge mall with lots of FFA related clothes and goodies.

  • Unique gifts without the hassle; deer hunters stop by for lunch, shopping

     

    Even though we don’t have a shopping mall in Henry County, you have the opportunity to purchase those unique gifts just around the corner by attending the Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Henry County 4-H/Fairgrounds Building.

    Shopping locally also helps to keep those dollars circulating in our own local economy, plus it will save on your gas bill and lower the stress of driving in all that Louisville traffic.

  • Teaching the importance of compassion

    The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and giving back. Now is the perfect time of year to teach children the importance of community service and to nurture the spirit of giving.

    Start by choosing a charity in your own community; talk to youth about the kinds of charities they would like to support.

  • Horse hay needs differ; depends on age, weight, work
  • Piggy banks encourage thrift

    We all want our kids to develop financial saaviness. Encouraging them to enter the Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank Design Contest is one way to start a conversation with them about smart money management.
    Each fall, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and UK Cooperative Extension Service, sponsor the contest in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week.
    Kentucky Saves Week encourages people to start or increase their personal savings and will be Feb. 25-March 2, 2019.
    Any school-age Kentucky student can enter the contest at their county extension office.

  • Socially Disadvantaged Groups (SDG) Grant

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    Cynthia Rice, Kentucky State University, will be at the Henry County Extension Office (2151 Campbellsburg Rd. New Castle, KY) on Nov. 5th, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. She will be here to answer questions about potential financial assistances for agricultural products for underserved audiences . Cynthia will also be providing one-on-one assistance about farm management, business planning, production, processing, and financial risk. If interested, there is no need to RSVP, and walk-ins are available.

  • Watch for signs of hypothermia as temps lower

    It is finally starting to feel like fall; crops are finally starting to be harvested, and it isn’t 95 degrees.
    However, with cold weather comes the risk of hypothermia due to being outside. Hypothermia can arise in both animals and humans, but I want to focus of humans today.
    Hypothermia is a reduction of body temperature below the normal 98.6 degrees and can lead to serious motor-function problems, memory problems and potential death. The symptoms of hypothermia can be classified into two different groups: mild hypothermia and severe hypothermia.

  • 4-Hers learn about Kentucky trees and forests

    Fourteen Henry County 4-H members joined over 25 other youth from Breckenridge, Hardin, Nelson, Shelby and Woodford counties on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to participate in the annual fall Forestry Field Day.
    The 4-H youth had the opportunity to learn about Kentucky’s trees and forests as well as a few of the skills that real-life foresters utilize everyday while on the job.

  • Socially Disadvantaged Groups (SDG) Grant

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    Cynthia Rice, Kentucky State University, will be at the Henry County Extension Office (2151 Campbellsburg Rd. New Castle, KY) on Nov. 5th, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. She will be here to answer questions about potential financial assistances for agricultural products for underserved audiences . Cynthia will also be providing one-on-one assistance about farm management, business planning, production, processing, and financial risk. If interested, there is no need to RSVP, and walk-ins are available.