Shiitake mushroom demonstration set for Trimble County

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A Shiitake mushroom demonstration will take place at the home of Dan and Perla Harkins in Trimble County at 1:30 p.m. March 8. 

Organ-ized through the Trimble County Cooper-ative Exten-sion Service, the demonstration will involve inoculating logs with shiiktake mushroom spore.

For more information on the demonstration and directions to the Harkins’ home, call the Carroll County Extension Office at (502) 732-7030.


Tobacco production update

An update meeting is scheduled for those planning on raising tobacco this coming year. Topics will focus on new varieties, fertilizer application, managing diseases and suggested good agricultural practices.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the Jonesville Firehouse. A chili supper will be provided, so pre-registration is needed from the Grant County Extension Office at (859) 824-3355.

Grain production meeting

Grain prices over the last few years have prompted many farmers to start raising corn and soybean crops. 

In recent years, these have not been crops that many have considered, and many local farmers are not aware of a lot of new research and good agricultural practices that are considered common knowledge in more traditional grain-producing areas.

To address some of these topics, a meeting has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the Gallatin County Extension Office, just west of Warsaw.  If you have just started raising a grain crop in the past few years, consider making plans to attend this meeting.

Got Cedar: Now What?

Got cedar?

Many Kentucky landowners can answer yes to this question. The more difficult questions are: What are you going to do with it? How can it be harvested? And how do you go about trying to sell it?

Many landowners will have a much harder time trying to answer those questions.

The “Got Cedar: Now What?” program is designed to assist landowners that have red cedar on their property and are not sure of what to do with it. By attending this program, you will gain an understanding of the red cedar markets, how to manage and harvest red cedar, and how to go about selling it. 

There is also a dedicated time at the end of the program to get your red cedar related questions answered.

The program will be held at the Kenton County Extension Office, 10990 Marshall Road, in Covington at 7 p.m. April 30. The program is free to the public, but registration is required. Call (859) 356-3155 to reserve your spot.

Dates of interest

March 7: Agricultural Development Meeting, 7 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.

March 22: Home Turfgrass Seminar, beginning at 10 a.m., Carroll County Extension Office.

March 30: Second Ranking Period Cut-Off Date for NRCS Sign Ups (EQIP, Hoop Houses, and On-Farm Energy Initiatives).

June 1: Deadline for FSA Sign Ups (DCP and ACRE Programs).

June 1: Final Cut-Off Date for NRCS Sign Ups (EQIP, Hoop Houses, and On-Farm Energy Initiatives).


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