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Agriculture

  • 4-H contest deadlines are Feb. 27


    Kentucky 4-H hosted their bi-annual Ky. 4-H Volunteer Forum on Feb. 9-11 at the Lexington Center and Hyatt Regency. Washington County 4-H had 17 teen and adult volunteers to attend on Friday and Saturday of the forum.

    The forum gives 4-H volunteers from across the state the opportunity to attend workshops, educational exhibits and be recognized for outstanding contributions to Kentucky 4-H.

  • Problem pigs in Kentucky


    Some of you may have been reading about the threat feral hogs pose to our county and Central Kentucky.

    Once you read the following article you may feel about these wild pigs like most of us feel about “Arkansas Razor Backs or Kansas!”  This information comes from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and it is very informative.
    “What on earth has happened to my land?  It looks like a tiller has come through!”  

  • Growers and buyers set for a round of speed dating


    Louisville Farm to Table and Washington County Cooperative Extension are collaborating once again to provide local farmers with an opportunity to meet buyers from Bardstown, Louisville and Lexington.

    Local growers and producers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with potential buyers at the Washington County Extension Office on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Kentucky 4-H Health Day is Monday; new members welcome to clubs


    Over the years, many people can say that a New Year’s resolution has been to start a healthier lifestyle. Congratulations to those who have succeeded! For many of us, the resolution has failed after a few months. One suggested way to succeed is for a family to work on changes together.

  • Grass tetany is serious problem


    This article is a repeat from last month but I wanted to use it again because grass tetany has become a serious problem. 

    We have had several conversations with producers the past few weeks who have been dealing with this.

  • Calling all produce growers


    There is an opportunity coming Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. to the Washington County Extension Office for produce growers.

    We are joining forces with Sarah Fritschner and Louisville Farm to Table again!
    Buyers from Louisville, Bardstown and Lexington are coming to meet with growers. The local food movement is growing leaps and bounds and we need more growers to meet this demand.

  • Celebrating Kentucky 4-H Health Day


    Eating right and exercise go hand in hand in making sure we keep healthy.  Kentucky 4-H is working to help youth learn what they can do to be healthy now and as they grow into adulthood. For the first year, Kentucky 4-H will be celebrating Kentucky 4-H Health Day 2012 on Monday, Feb. 20.

  • Review safety tips with children


    Spring will soon be here and with that kids will be out more and in a community like ours they often bring friends, neighbors and relatives to the farm with them.

    It may be good to review some safety tips we received from Larissa H. Tucker, University of Kentucky College Agriculture.

  • Grass tetany is cause for concern


    You may not think you need to worry about grass tetany this time of year, but we do. The way our weather has been so far this winter, we do need to be concerned and here is an article to explain it.

  • 4-H leaf collection winners announced


    Fourth and fifth grade students from across the county recently completed the 4-H Forestry project. 

    In this week’s paper you will find the results as well as pictures of the top winners. A big congratulations to all who completed the project this year.

    St Dominic Elementary 4th Grade