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Farm and Family

  • 4-Hers score at communications event
  • How to incorporate warm season annuals

    Right now, hay fields and pastures are finally starting to green up, but what happens during June, July and August?

    The summer slump starts for our cool season grasses. Right now our fescues, orchard grasses and others are doing great, but when the summer heat starts, the cool season grasses just don’t produce. One potential way to overcome the summer slump is to incorporate warm season annuals into your forage system, and now is the time to start thinking about your summer forage systems.

  • April brings National Donate Life Month celebrations

    SUBMITTED BY

    SHANDA ARCHER

    Each year, National Donate Life Month is celebrated in April, a special time to focus attention on organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks work with Donate Life America to share the importance of registering one’s decision to be a donor, honor deceased and living donors and celebrate the lifesaving and healing gift of transplantation.

  • Protect family from tick bites, season here soon

    As I was fishing last weekend, I had a thought, “Ticks are going to be here soon.”

     It was a thought that I did not want to deal with especially since I have had to deal with antibiotics and attached ticks in the past. It also wasn’t until I found a few attached ticks with the distinct “bull’s eye” that I really started to care about ticks.

  • Program rewards county 4-Hers

    4-H encourages young people to set and achieve their goals. To that end, the Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program was created to reward ambitious and accomplished young people throughout the state.

    In the highly competitive 4-H Achievement Program, young people receive recognition and prizes for their accomplishments in 4-H and their community. 4-Hers can start accumulating points as soon as they start 4-H and begin earning recognition in the sixth grade.

  • WBFP accepting applications

    SUBMITTED BY WENDELL BERRY CENTER

    Applications for the Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College, in Henry County, are being accepted through April 1.

    This no-tuition, hands-on, undergraduate, sustainable agriculture degree program is open to students who will have earned 60 college credits by Aug. 25, when the program starts.

    Applicants must have a strong work ethic, demonstrate a commitment to sustainable farming and a desire to work to strengthen rural communities.

  • How to prevent tetanus when banding bulls

    In the United States, more than 17 million bulls, which range in age from one day to one year, are castrated yearly. Tetanus is a potentially life-threatening neurologic disease affecting all species of domestic livestock, including cattle, so it’s important for producers to take steps to prevent it.

  • 4-Hers receive full Capitol experience

    Last Tuesday twelve Henry County 4-Hers made their way to Frankfort for the 4-H Capitol Experience.

    The day began with a discussion led by Robert Jenkins, the Deputy Director for Committee and Staff Coordination. He explained how the Legislative Research Commission works with legislators to write potential bills based on the information given to them by the legislator. It is a quick turnaround with LRC bill drafters only having two to three days to write the proposed bill.

  • Student: Why you should invest in ag tags

    As a proud member of 4-H, I would like to share a little about what 4-H means to me and why it is important to our community. I am involved in the Livestock Club. These 4-H programs provide me and my fellow 4-H members skills that are vital to our success in today’s global society. I know 4-H will help me to learn valuable lessons and provide me with opportunities that I would not be exposed to otherwise.

  • Student: Why you should invest in ag tags

    Submitted by Mason King

    Henry County Middle School

    As a proud member of 4-H, I would like to share a little about what 4-H means to me and why it is important to our community. I am involved in the Livestock Club. These 4-H programs provide me and my fellow 4-H members skills that are vital to our success in today’s global society. I know 4-H will help me to learn valuable lessons and provide me with opportunities that I would not be exposed to otherwise.