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Extension

  • County fair entry deadlines and livestock show information

    The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits.  Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles, and horticulture.  Carroll County Fair catalogs are available the Extension Office.

  • Families on the Move
  • Herbst discusses effects of pinkeye for beef producers

    Pinkeye is a costly disease for the beef producer.  Preventing the disease is difficult because many factors are involved in the development of pinkeye including environment, season of the year, concurrent diseases, the strain of bacteria involved, and the animal’s genetic makeup and immune system.

  • Herbst discusses effects of pinkeye for beef producers

    Pinkeye is a costly disease for the beef producer.  Preventing the disease is difficult because many factors are involved in the development of pinkeye including environment, season of the year, concurrent diseases, the strain of bacteria involved, and the animal’s genetic makeup and immune system.

  • Building the perfect salad

    With all the tasty salad options offered at a restaurant, it is easy to believe a recipe is needed when making a salad at home. Salads can be as simple or complex as desired, but a few steps is all it takes to create a nutrient-filled dish.

    Start with a base. Spinach, kale, romaine, butter head, cabbage, arugula, shredded Brussels sprouts. The darker the green, the higher it is in nutrients. Load up on this part, as it should be the bulk of the salad. Feel free to mix and match greens.

  • Distracted driving affects all

    We live in a world with information readily available at our fingertips 24/7. While this is a great convenience, it can be dangerous if you are behind the wheel.

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, at any given second in the United States, an estimated 660,000 people are driving while using a cell phone or manipulating an electronic device. In 2012, over 3,000 people died and around 420,000 more were injured in automobile accidents involving a distracted driver.

  • 4-H is gearing up for the county fair

    Mark your calendars for some upcoming events:

    May 22 at 2 p.m., 4-H livestock and horse members are to attend an orientation at the 4-H barn located on the fair grounds.  This is an important meeting and if you are showing an animal or horse at the county fair, please attend.

  • Early identification of blue mold and target spot crucial

    Two diseases should be at the top of tobacco transplant growers’ minds as setting time approaches: blue mold and target spot. Early identification and management of blue mold and target spot will not only reduce losses on the farm, but has implications for the tobacco-growing community in Kentucky and beyond.

  • Carroll Homemakers shine at KEHA

    Last week six Carroll County Homemakers attended the annual, Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Conference in Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky Area Homemakers hosted the convention this year.

    Homemakers from all over the state come together to enjoy: educational programs to benefit members, creative art classes, fellowship, and raise money for different endeavors. Silent auction items from every county in the state are donated to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research. Carroll County Homemakers raised $475 through their creative use of lightly used items!

  • Beware of social media posts on homemade wasp traps

    Wasps–although beneficial pollinators, predators and scavengers–can be a nuisance and potentially dangerous to humans allergic to their venom. Trapping the insects or eliminating the nests should be done with great care and in a specific manner.