Farm and Family

  • Spring greens for horses

    By Levi Berg

    Ag agent

  • Remember to support one another during a tragedy

    Events that cause negative stress are known as traumatic events. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, traumatic events are “marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury or the threat of serious injury or death… and affect survivors, rescue workers and the friends and relatives of victims who have been involved.”
    People who go through a traumatic event can experience serious emotional distress. Furthermore, witnesses of an event or those who watch an event unfold on television can also be affected.

  • Southern States shows its support for FFA

    Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative kicked off its annual FFA fundraiser on March 1 in an effort to support agricultural education, according to a company news release.
    The annual “FFA Paper Emblem” campaign benefits the National FFA Organization’s local, state and national levels to provide funding to the youth organization that prepares students for leadership roles, personal growth and career success in agriculture.

  • New markets for organic hemp on the way

    The Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation and Atalo Holdings, Inc. report that new markets for Kentucky’s organic hemp farmers were announced at GoOrganic!, a seminar on organic agronomics  held on Feb. 29 at the Hemp Research Campus in Winchester, according to a news release.

  • 4-Hers get to visit Frankfort in a ‘Capitol Experience’

    On March 23, Frankfort will turn into a sea of green when thousands of Kentucky 4-Hers, volunteers and professionals converge on the state capital as part of 4-H: A Capitol Experience.
    The daylong event allows young people to learn about the inner workings of state government, meet their legislators and tour political and historical buildings.
    For many years, 4-H has been in the business of helping shape the leaders of tomorrow, and many of the current legislators are a testimony to its effectiveness, as they are 4-H alumni.

  • Virus-borne illness makes a resurgence in Kentucky

    It may be the mumps!
    Last week, three students at the University of Kentucky were diagnosed with mumps, a contagious virus whose tell-tale symptom is swelling near the neck and jaw.  
    Although the overwhelming majority of people who get mumps recover completely, it’s important to know the signs of the virus and what to do if you think you have it.  
    UK Health Care has shared some information on this outbreak with us.
    What is mumps?  Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus.

  • Bird flu restrictions lifted, outbreak contained

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Make your own rain barrel

    Storm water runoff carries pollutants such as fertilizers, oil, animal waste and dirt to local streams, lakes and ponds and may contribute to flooding during heavy rainfall events.
    Rain gardens are manmade landscape features that reduce storm water runoff.  By installing a rain garden, homeowners can intercept storm water and keep it on their property, allowing it to soak into the soil.

  • Weeds to look out for and keep out of the fields

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Venues still available for livestock sale after fire

    By Levi Berg