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  • Assessing wheat freeze damage

    Carrie Knott, UK Extension Agronomist at the Princeton Research Center, has some useful information to share about assessing freeze damage in wheat.

    Most of Kentucky has dealt with some sort of record over these past days: record low temperature, record snowfall amounts, record windchills.

  • Ky. Ag tag program supports 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud

    Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky over 256,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking,through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference, and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • Does honey help a sore throat?

    Being a backyard beekeeper, I do enjoy the many benefits of having fresh honey at my disposal, which I have many uses for besides sweetening my tea. For me, a teaspoon of honey soothes my sore throat, but I do like to see research to back up some of my home remedies.

    There are many different products sold over-the-counter that help with the coughs that typically occur during this time of year. New research is showing that the use of honey can be used as an alternative to regular cough medicine.

  • Agriculture Risk Coverage signup deadline extended to March 31

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

    The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015.

    The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015. 

  • Add some green to your plate

    Try this new take on an old family favorite on Saint Patrick’s Day, or any day that you want to add some color to your plate. Green peas add the festive color and slightly sweet flavor, while garlic and pepper add some zip.

     

    Green-Mash Potatoes

    7 potatoes (medium size, about 1 cup each), peeled and diced

    1 cup skim milk, divided

    2 garlic cloves, peeled

    1 cup frozen peas

    2 tablespoons butter

    1/8 teaspoon white pepper (optional)

    ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt

     

  • Make a plan for what to do with your extra savings

    Whether it’s lower gas prices, tax refunds or anytime you find yourself with extra money, it is important to develop a plan for the money. Below are some scenarios to maximize your benefit of your tax refund or any windfalls you might be experiencing.

  • ‘UK Week’ celebrates the college’s 150th anniversary

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the University of Kentucky, and next week is being proclaimed as “UK Week” across the Commonwealth.

    The University of Kentucky was founded on Feb. 22, 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College of Kentucky under the Morrill Land Grant Act.

  • A guideline for choosing a tax preparer

    It’s tax time! If you made about $52,427 or less you can go to a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site and have your taxes prepared free.  However, if you can’t find a VITA site or choose to go to a commercial tax preparer, be sure to do the following:

    1. Select a tax preparer that you can contact later in case the IRS has questions about your tax return.

  • Groups join forces to offer hunter safety education
  • Management techniques can aid in calf profitability

    Heifer development is very important to consider in a cow-calf operation.  Properly managing yearling heifer reproduction is the first step toward reproductive efficiency and profitability.

    A vital goal to reach for is to manage heifers so they will conceive early by reducing the age of puberty, shortening the time from puberty to conception, and increasing fertility.