Jan. 24 workshop shows how to grow the perfect tomato

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Have you ever grown the perfect tomato? Have you come close to growing a perfect tomato?

Next Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office there will be a workshop on growing the perfect tomato. Tim Coolong, Extension vegetable production specialist, will be presenting a program on growing the perfect tomato. When Tim and I were talking about the topic he said he didn’t think he had ever grown a perfect tomato but was sure he could talk about how to do it.

The process that the meeting will go through also applies to a number of the other garden vegetables that we grow. We will be talking about soils, fertilization, water management, dealing with insects and diseases and probably varieties. The first four items affect anything we grow. The program is for the first time grower to one who has been seeking that elusive perfect tomato for 50 years.

To help with making sure we have enough copies of the materials please call the office if you plan to attend at 732-7030.


Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association

The next meeting of the Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association will be Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. There will be a meal followed by a business meeting. We will be electing officers as part of the meeting. The program will be presented by Dr. Ray Smith and will cover dealing with pastures and hay fields following last year’s drought. If you plan to attend please RSVP to the office at 732-7030 by noon Thursday, Jan. 27 for a meal count.

Dealing with pastures, hay fields after the drought

Last year we had two months when we were extremely wet then the water was turned off and some say it was as dry as had been since the dust bowl days. I know they were putting in some sewer lines out by the office and 10 feet down there was no moisture. Normally this is what many call crawdad ground.

Dr. Ray Smith, Extension forage specialist, will be presenting a program on dealing with our pastures and hay ground coming out of the drought. The grass did green but what about our legumes and what should we be doing about weed control this spring.

Dr. Smith’s program will begin at 7 p.m. or very shortly after that depending on the business meeting for the Cattlemen’s Association. The program is open to anyone (not just members of the Cattlemen’s Association) and any livestock producer is invited to join us for the meal starting at 6 p.m. and learning a little more about the Cattlemen’s Association. If you plan to attend please RSVP to the office at 732-7030 by noon Thursday, Jan. 27 for a meal count.

Cooking with Shawn

The next Cooking with Shawn class will be tomorrow, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office.  Try to call in and register so we have a handle on the numbers.


Tim Hendrick is the Carroll County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. Call him at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to thendrick@uky.edu.