• Ag Industry Trade Show is Jan. 13-14

    We wanted to share this information with you about the Kentucky Cattlemen Convention and Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association and the Kentucky Horse Council collaborating with each other this year.
    Providing members with a great educational and information experience is what led the leaders of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association and the Kentucky Horse Council to decide to join forces for the first Ag Industry Trade Show.

  • Ways to make your holiday baking healthier

    The holiday baking has begun, and what is more tempting than homemade cookies, cakes, pies, hot chocolate, and did I say chocolate?
    Finding reduced-calorie recipes or making one that you already use healthier might take time, but would certainly be a step in the right direction for the family. It could be as easy as changing whole milk to fat-free milk in a recipe.

  • How to care for live Christmas trees

    This is painful for me to admit, but I don’t have a “real” Christmas tree at my house.  I hate fake trees and do so love the smell of fresh-cut greenery during the holiday season but I just haven’t brought myself to spend the money and time cleaning up the mess of a live tree.

  • Feed costs impact meat industry

    The price of corn is expected to average about $5/bu. for the 2010-11 crop year, about $1.50/bu. over last year’s price. Over 40 percent of the corn crop is expected to go to food and industrial uses (sweeteners and ethanol), about 15 percent will be exported and the rest (a little less than 40 percent) will be used as livestock feed. As more corn is used in ethanol, less is available for use in the livestock sector, and that has long run consequences.

  • Remember safety during holidays

    Once Thanksgiving is over, families get in the holiday spirit with decorating their homes, baking special foods and joining in holiday observances.
    There are many special holidays and events during December including Christmas, Hanukkah, St. Nicholas Day, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Day.  No matter what December holiday your family observes, there are many activities that family and friends can do together.  

  • It's time to prune your roses


    It is alright to go ahead and cut your roses back and cover the bud union to protect it from winter’s chill.  We have had enough cold weather now that roses have finally started down the road to dormancy for their annual long winter nap.
    When cutting your roses back, there is one very important thing to keep in mind, such as what kind of roses do you have.  There are different pruning requirements for different rose types.

  • Give back during holidays; Young Riders compete

    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 nurture the spirit of giving. Many youth groups including 4-H, Boy and Girl Scouts, school clubs and church youth groups conduct community service projects, but it’s important to also do community service as a family.

    Start by choosing a charity in your own community.  Then talk to the youth about the kinds of charities they would like to support.

  • Be thankful, and join us on Facebook!

    It is the season for thankfulness, but I often wonder why we need a season or holiday to remind us about all the good things we have.  We have so much more in this country than most of the rest of the world but yet we need to be reminded of it on a yearly basis.

  • Time to inventory, purchase hay

    This article is from Tom Keene, U.K. Hay Marketing Specialist and a  native of Springfield.  I thought he had some really good information.
    Due to dry conditions, the majority of Kentucky livestock producers are already into their winter feeding programs which some began as early as September. Producers need to inventory their hay supplies now to ensure they have enough to last through the winter.

  • It's time to fertilize landscapes