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This year’s Carroll County Fair is June 2-11. I know this is more than a month away, but it is not too early to start thinking of what you might like to enter in the fair.
What flowers or vegetables might you grow? What items have you made or are making that you could enter? Do you paint or take photographs? Start thinking ahead for what you might want to exhibit. We like to see lots of entries in the open and 4-H classes at the fair. You can win money and ribbons for items that showcase your abilities.
Could you work with youth on a special 4-H project that they might enter at the fair? We will work with you on a project that you can teach to children. Watch for more information about the fair in my May column.
Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is now has a Facebook page. Look for us under Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service at Facebook.com. Let us know you like us.
Beware of low
More than half of the U.S. population, especially the elderly, does not get enough magnesium in their diet.
Magnesium is a mineral found in all of the body’s cells, playing many important roles. The biggest contributions of magnesium in the body are bone, muscle and nerve function. Poor intake of magnesium can lead to weakness, fatigue and muscle spasms. Long term deficiency is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, migraines, osteoporosis, and other conditions. Magnesium is found in many different foods, so it’s easy to get enough in your daily diet,
Good sources of magnesium include: nuts, beans, tomato paste, spinach, fish, bananas, artichokes, whole grains including wheat, barley, buckwheat, brown rice, cornmeal, and milk and yogurt.
Source: Extension Specialists for Food and Nutrition, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture
I have several special classes planned this month at the Carroll County Extension office. Contact us for information. Pre-registration needed.
Grace Angotti is Carroll County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.