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Extension

  • Fall is time to think about weed management options for pastures

    As we move into fall, our grazed pastures may be showing areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Weedy vegetation, like common ragweed and other summer annuals, may already be present, but as these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds will take their place:  chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle. Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the next spring.

  • Carroll County 4-H horse participants at the Kentucky 4-H State Horse Show
  • Carroll County Cattlemen Association’s Family Farm Field Day a success

    I want to extend my deepest thanks and appreciation for all who participated in the Cattlemen’s Association Family Farm Field Day this past Saturday.

    The weather was perfect to spend the day on a beautiful farm learning about ways to improve our beef cattle operations.

    Over 100 people were in attendance to learn about cattle handling, hay testing, and the importance of nutrition to the herd.  The youth enjoyed woodworking, creating sand art, learning about fire safety, and building and launching paper rockets.

  • Cattlemen Association’s Family Farm Field Day this Saturday

    The Carroll County Cattlemen Association is presenting a Family Farm Field Day on Saturday, September 20 at the farm of Jason and Robin Stephenson on Boone Road, off Highway 36 East.

    The field day will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and will end around 3 p.m. Directional signs to the event will be posted.

    Agricultural topics include cattle vaccinations, hay quality and testing, nutrition and minerals, and weed management for pastures and hayfields.

  • Sign up now for 4-H

    4-H is getting ready to begin projects. Please call (502) 732-7030 and ask Rhonda to send you a form so that you can be signed up for the projects that you would like to do. You may sign up for as many as you like.

  • Retirement reception for Angotti Friday, 2-6 p.m.

    On behalf of the Carroll County Cooperation Extension Service, I would like to invite you to a retirement reception celebrating the years of service of Grace Angotti, our Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences.

    The reception will be held this Friday, Sept. 12, from 2-6 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office. People are invited to stop in during that time to wish Grace well, share memories and enjoy cake and finger foods.

  • Angotti retires after more than 17 years as agent

    This is my last column as your Carroll County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. I have really enjoyed being your agent and the wonderful people I have gotten to know in my work and involvement in other activities. I look forward to continuing to see you around and about the county.

     

    Seasonal Produce: Apples

  • Angotti to retire from Extension service post Sept. 12

    I will be retiring from my position as your Carroll County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences on Sept. 12.

    I have enjoyed my position here and hope that I have helped individuals and families improve their lives. Since I came here 17 years ago as your Carroll County agent, I have found everyone gave me the utmost support and willingnewss to work together for the betterment of the community.

    I could not have asked for better people to work with and have made many wonderful friends that I will cherish forever.

  • Nitrogen could solve soybean crop problems in region

    University of Kentucky Extension Agronomist Dr. Chad Lee is encouraging producers across the state to closely examine their soybeans. Several soybeans have turned yellow in the past few weeks and further examination revealed little to no nodules.

    Nodules, located on the roots, are critical to soybeans because it is the bacteria living in the nodules that biologically fixate atmospheric nitrogen for the plant. Soybeans demand a high amount of nitrogen for production, and if the plant cannot fixate its own nitrogen, yields will be greatly decreased.

  • Carroll County sees growth in arts activities

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Carroll County is experiencing its own sort of Renaissance. Not necessarily returning to Greek sculpture and Italianate Villas, but I do see signs of artistic interest.

    Main Street alone has two art studios, two dance studios, and one music studio. That’s five opportunities to learn something new. That’s in addition to the various festivals we have with artists and musicians displaying their talents and multiple programs in the local schools promoting the arts.

    What is “The Arts” anyway?