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Extension

  • Herbst shares info on chronic pneumonia in cattle

    In this era of advanced vaccine technology and long-acting, expensive, powerful antibiotics, why do chronic pneumonia cases continue to occur?

    Dr. Michelle Arnold, Ruminant Extension Veterinarian for the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, provides more information.

  • Have age-appropriate talks with children about finances

    Thinking about the holidays and how excited we are as parents and grandparents, yet at the same time trying to determine how much we need to budget can be stressful.

    Even if they do not earn money, children influence the family’s budget with their needs and wants. This is especially true during the holiday season when their wants tend to outweigh needs, which makes the season a perfect time to begin talking to your children about money management.

  • Dealing with your child’s challenging behavior during the holiday season

    Speaking from experience over this past weekend, this topic hit home for me. As fast as I was wrapping presents and putting them under the tree, my 4 year old granddaughter was sneaking them off and unwrapping them. Even though I had told her the presents were for Grandpa, she was bound and determined to see what was inside. Needless to say my stress level went up!

  • Herbst warns, not all firewood is created equal

    Fires in the fireplace or outside in the fire pit are intrinsically connected to our visions of nestling in for a long comfy winter. Let the winter bring its ice and snow if it wants! Inside, we have a fire to snuggle up to.

  • Herbst: Horticultural oils are a safe option for insect control

    The winter months may not seem like the right time to eliminate pests the can take advantage of your landscape next spring, but many problematic pests spend the winter months on or near plants they plan to munch on when the weather turns warmer.

    A way to get an early handle on plant pests is to use horticultural oils specially formulated for pest control. Horticultural oils suffocate overwintering pests like scale, aphids, and certain mites.

  • Family and consumer sciences extension builds strong, healthy Kentuckians

    As an agent in Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, we work to give individuals the skills they need to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. Throughout the year, we offer educational programs centered in areas that range from making healthy lifestyle choices to securing financial stability. In the past programming year, we have reached more than 1.6 million Kentuckians.

  • Leftover turkey talk

    The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them, the season of great eating. Soon, you’ll have more turkey and dressing than you’ll know what to do with.

    It’s a great idea to save your Thanksgiving leftovers, as it stretches your holiday food dollars and provides quick meals for your family. Leftovers must be stored and reheated safely to prevent foodborne illnesses. Follow these tips to ensure your leftovers are safe to eat:

  • Herbst says turkeys are a true North American bird

    Thanksgiving is upon us, and it is time to talk some turkey. Cathy can tell you all about cooking turkey, but let us chat about the bird itself, and its history, as we prepare it for the dinner table.

  • Herbst shares tips on how to prep roses for winter

    Roses are one of my favorite plants to see in a landscape. With the large variety of colors, forms, and fragrances, there is a rose suitable for every type of gardener.

    Last week, we focused on general landscape sanitation. This week, let us take a closer look at preparing our roses for winter.

    The level of winter protection needed depends on what type of rose is in the landscape: bush, hedge, or climber.

  • How to cook a country ham

    Thanksgiving is here but turkeys are not the only star of the show. Country ham is a regional delicacy that many of us enjoy but may not know how to properly prepare. Here are some tips and tricks to make country ham the star of your holiday dinner.