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Extension

  • Extension workshop to share new farm bill details

    A 2014 Farm Bill Workshop will take place at the Carroll County Extension Office at 10 a.m. Nov. 20.

    This workshop will provide more information about the two new programs that have been created through the United States Department of Agriculture in the 2014 Farm Bill—Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage.

    ARC and PLC are commodity farm safety net programs that offer farmers protection when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices and/or revenues.

  • Carroll County 4-H Council receives state Ag Tag funds

    The Carroll County 4-H Council received $426.83 from the 2014 Ag Tag Program, part of $84,000 distributed to County 4-H Councils by the Kentucky 4-H Foundation. 

    For the third year, thanks to Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, proceeds from the voluntary donations to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund are divided equally among 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud.

  • Applications due for ag investment program Dec. 1-19

    Applications will be available on Monday, Dec. 1 for the 2014 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) at the Carroll County Conservation District Office, 1802 Highland Ave., Carrollton.

    Applications must be picked up and returned to the Carroll County Conservation District Office between Dec. 1 and Dec. 19.  Applications cannot be accepted before or after those dates.  All applications must be in to the Conservation District Office by 4:30 p.m., Dec. 19.

  • Thankgiving provides a time with friends and family

    With Thanksgiving upon us, I would like to take a moment to venture away from my traditional agriculture column and share a poem of Thanksgiving.

    Many years ago, a Kentucky gentleman who prefers to remain anonymous awoke early on Thanks-giving morning and penned the following words. You may find, as many have, that his expression of gratitude speaks to your heart:

    “I am thankful for the gift of life, for the opportunity to breathe and move and see, for the invisible energy that lovingly beats my heart.

  • Dec. 8 is deadline for country ham project sign ups

    It’s that time again to think about curing a country ham. If 4-H members are interested in learning this process, a contract must be signed and in my hands by Dec. 8. So please call the Extension office and request a contract or stop by and pick one up.  The contracts will also be in each school office for the child to pick up. It is so exciting to see the young people as they learn some “back in the day” projects.  Here are some facts about curing “green” hams the 4-H way.

  • Kentucky beef referendum vote set for Nov. 20

    A referendum vote will take place on Nov. 20, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office, providing an opportunity for Carroll County beef and dairy producers to cast a ballot in favor or against the creation of the Kentucky Beef Checkoff program.

  • Take a few steps to keep pests out as cool weather arrives

    After the unusual, but very pleasant, warm spell we experienced at the beginning of the week, the weather is moving towards the cooler temperatures we would expect at the end of October.

    As we move our activities indoors, there are some pesky creatures that want to move indoors with us to seek refuge.  Some of these guys may have already made their way into the home.

    Common fall invaders include:  Asian lady beetles, boxelder bugs, crickets, spiders and black soldier beetle larvae.

  • 4-H Shooting Sports
  • Tips for cattle producers

    Here are some timely tips to think about as cattle producers:

    Spring-calving Herds

    If you have already done a pre-weaning working, revaccinate (booster) calves as needed. Treat calves for internal and external parasites. If vaccinating calves yourself, be sure to store, handle and administer vaccines properly.

    Schedule a pregnancy examination of cows if not done previously. Winter feeding costs can be minimized by eliminating open cows prior to winterfeeding. 

    Wean calves before cows lose body condition.

  • Celebrating National 4-H Week