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Photography workshop, club sessions set for February

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Do you have a camera that you still haven’t figured out? The new digital cameras are mini-computers and can be quite complicated.

I will be offering the first of two beginning photography workshops this Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Extension Office. The second workshop will build on the first but attending the first isn’t a requirement for attending the second.

I have reworked the sessions. I am trying to make them less technical. We will still cover camera basics, composition and managing the pictures after you take them. The workshops are free. Please bring your camera and also the owner’s manual.

Carrollton Photography Club

The Carrollton Photography Club will meet Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office. If you are interested in taking your photography skills to a higher level please join us. At this time we are not charging dues but some of our activities will have some fees associated with them. This will be to cover any expenses incurred by that activity. The meetings usually last about an hour and a half.

Home gardening workshop

I will be offering a home gardening workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office. The program will cover the basics of gardening as we work our way through the growing season. All those in attendance will receive our home vegetable gardening publication.

Topics that will be covered are fertility, site selection, planting information, diseases, and insects and harvesting information.

Woodland workshop

Forestry lands have great potential on a number of levels, anything from a source of income to a source of pleasure. Management for that potential is the objective of the Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop on March 26 at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton.

Cooperative Extension Service forestry and wildlife experts from the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University, along with forestry and wildlife agency representatives from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana will present information and answer questions on a variety of topics related to woodland management.

“Every piece of woodland property is unique,” said Doug McLaren, UK forestry extension specialist. “Even if you had two identical properties, the landowners managing those properties may have different objectives, so the outcome would be different.”

The one-day workshop, which begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., will offer sessions on a variety of topics.

Sessions will include information on timber marketing, emerald ash borers, tax and financial aspects of owning and managing woodlands, opportunities for utilization of woody biomass, tree identification, edge management for wildlife and other land management objectives, lease hunting, wildlife landscaping, wildlife sounds of the night, U.S. Department of Agriculture farm bill programs for woodland owners, enhancement of woodlands for wildlife, pond establishment, pond fish stocking, wood identification, introduction to the web version of county soil surveys and invasive species in woodland and grassland systems.

The registration fee prior to or on March 16 is $40. After March 16, registration is $50. Lunch is included. Registration forms and payment methods are available online at http://www.tristatewoods.org or by contacting Renee Williams at (859) 257-7597 or forestry.extension@uky.edu.

 

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.