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The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service hosted its first Legislative Appreciation Breakfast Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The event, held at the Extension office, was attended by a range of government officials including Joe Williams, central/northern Kentucky field representative for the governor; Sen.Ernie Harris, Carroll County Magi-strates Floyd Bowling and Mark Bates and Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry. In addition, members of the Carroll County Extension Council attended.
The Legislative Appreciation Breakfast is an opportunity for our Extension agents and council members to express our gratitude and thanks for the continued support of the Extension service by both government officials and legislators. Without their support, the Extension service would not be able to reach and provide information to the community.
For those officials who were unable to attend the breakfast, please know that we, as the Carroll County Extension Service, would like to extend our thanks to you for your support as well.
Thank you again, and please know the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is dedicated to serving our community for years to come.
The Vegetable Academy
Interested in learning more about vegetable production?
Whether you are a large commercial and Farmer’s Market producer or you tend to a small garden at home, you have the opportunity to learn more about increasing your vegetable crop.
“The Vegetable Academy: A Short Course to Advance Vegetable Production in Kentucky” will be held at the Henry County Extension Office on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2012. This event, which is open to everyone, will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.
Speakers for the event include Dr. Ric Bessin, UK Extension Professor in Entomology; Dr. Tim Coolong, UK Extension Professor in Vegetable Crops; Dr. Kenneth Seebold, UK Extension Plant Pathologist; and Dr. John Strang, UK Extension Professor in Fruit and Vegetable Crops. These Extension professors are the authors of the UK publication, “Commercial Vegetable Production Guide.” In addition, Dr. Tim Wood will be covering the topic of marketing.
Participants of the Vegetable Academy will gain valuable knowledge in irrigation and fertility management, variety selection, post-harvesting handling, and organic production. Additional topics include weed management, insect management and identification, disease management and identification, equipment usage, and marking (including the Farm to School Program).
A wealth of information is available in this short course, and it will be very beneficial to all vegetable producers. This course is a multi-county event, so you will also have the opportunity to converse with vegetable producers in the area. The fee for the program is $30, and checks can be made to the Henry County Extension Council. Payment is due on the first day of the event.
If you are interested in attending, please register with the Carroll County Extension Office at (502) 732-7030 before Jan. 27, 2012.
Dates of interest
Dec. 7: Agricultural Development Council meeting, 7 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.
Dec. 13: Extension Council Holiday Party, 6:30 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.
Christin Herbst is the Carroll County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send an e-mail to Christin.Herbst@uky.edu.