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Farm and Family

  • 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

    SUBMITTED

    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.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.