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Agriculture

  • Nutrition month: tips for healthy living

    March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to remind families and youth several steps they can take for better health through smart decision making. Everyone likes a good snack, but what we think we’ll enjoy the most, is not always the healthiest for us. Also, we don’t always take the time to prepare snacks, we grab whatever is the closest and easiest to obtain. It boils down to planning our healthy snack choices and to changing old habits.

  • Managing Roundup-ready alfalfa: weed control

    Weed Control: An initial application of glyphosate between emergence and the fourth trifoliolate growth stage is important to establish a thick and productive alfalfa stand.

  • It’s time to do fruit maintenance
  • Sign up today for 4-H camp

    We appreciate everyone who attended and supported the first 4-H chili supper at the Washington County Extension Office last Thursday night. The Washington County Homemakers, along with several 4-H families, provided the homemade cookies and brownies. Several local businesses supported the event with supplies and discounts. The proceeds will go toward camp scholarships this summer.

  • 4-H youth organizations mold youth to become leaders

    In a small community like Washington County, it is gratifying to see young people grow up and then provide leadership roles within the community. Washington County is lucky to have numerous youth organizations and programs that provide leadership training opportunities for youth.

  • Kentucky Ag Council announces strategic plan for 2013-18

    Media, political leaders and representatives from Kentucky Agriculture Council member organizations met in Frankfort on Tuesday for the unveiling of the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan for Kentucky Agriculture and presentation to Governor Steve Beshear. The plan was developed by the Task Force on the Future of Agriculture through formal meetings and public forums. A series of Goals and Actions were developed that responded to key themes and issues. These formed the Core Strategies around which the new plan was finalized:

  • Time for grass seeding

    I have been getting a lot of questions about sowing grass seed, so I thought I should let everyone know what the ideal lawn sowing times are and what should be done. Beginning mid to late February through the first of April is the second best time to sow grass. Generally, September is the best time but with the extreme heat and drought last year most turf grasses didn’t get off to a good start.

  • “Take a Break for Health” this month with 4-H

    “Take a Break for Health” is the theme for February’s Kentucky 4-H Health Month.  Families can work together to help live a healthier lifestyle not only in February but for 2013! There are several core areas that you can consider planning family activities around: physical activity, safety, healthy eating and personal development.

  • GAP training to sell tobacco

    Tobacco GAP training:
    In case you haven’t heard, selling tobacco this year will require a GAP Certificate. GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices and is being required by all tobacco companies. Some of the companies have been doing this for a few years but this winter the companies met and decided that everyone purchasing tobacco would require this certificate. There have been and will be many meetings across the State offering this opportunity to producers.

  • Ideal time for frost seeding is now

    Frost seeding: