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Extension

  • 4-H volunteers recognized

    “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. ~Sherry Anderson

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Productive fall spots to bank fish for black bass

    The length of day relative to the time of year never changes. As the nights lengthen slightly with each passing day in fall, the overnight temperatures drop and pull heat from the top layers of lakes.

    This development is already underway, but will peak over the next month and make excellent fishing conditions for black bass.

  • Kentucky Best Bean Buyer app now available

    The Kentucky Soybean Board partnered with the University of Kentucky to develop an app to help Kentucky soybean producers to accurately calculate and compare the price offered by elevators, considering delivery costs and high-moisture penalties for grain as it is harvested.

  • Take care of your stockpiled pastures to ensure quality forage

    Stockpiling pastures allows cattle producers to take advantage of late summer and early fall growing conditions to obtain high quality forage for late fall and early winter grazing. If you pay attention to a few management details, you will be able to use stockpiled pastures to provide quality forage late in the fall and into the winter.

  • Fall webinar series offers informative Extension programs

    The 2017 Fall Forestry Webinar Series will kick off next week at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    This series focusing on interesting topics related to forestry, including:

    • Identifying Kentucky’s Trees, Oct. 26 – 7 p.m. — This hands-on webinar will help you learn how to identify the many trees found in Kentucky’s forests. Participants will learn how to use a handy dichotomous leaf key to help them identify the trees around us. This webinar is presented by Laurie Thomas, Extension forester.

  • It’s autumn, the season to know all things pumpkin

    Few things say fall better than pumpkins. Whether you use them to cook, decorate or carve, chances are a pumpkin in some form or fashion will be a part of your seasonal celebrations. In fact, 80 percent of the U.S. pumpkin supply is available in October.

    Here are some interesting facts about the season’s favorite gourd.

    Pumpkins originated in Central America and get their name from the Greek word pepon, which means large melon. Pumpkins are in the same family with cucumbers, squash, zucchini and melons.

  • Extension rearing monarch butterflies

    Monarch butterflies are fascinating creatures, and we have been rearing them over the past several weeks at the Extension Office.

    Monarchs are distinct and easy to recognize with their dark orange wings with black or dark brown veins, and dark borders with white spots. They belong to the family Danaidae, and butterflies in this family are collectively known as the “milkweed butterflies.” The Monarch, Danaus plexippus, is the only member of this family that occurs in Kentucky.

  • Jansen: Celebrate Extension Homemakers during KEHA Week

    Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Week is Oct. 8-14, and the state’s more than 850 clubs are celebrating their accomplishments from the past year.

    Extension Homemakers are firmly rooted in community service with more than 14,000 members contributing more than 300,000 volunteer hours for Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service-sponsored activities.

  • 4-H teen council officers practice leadership skills over fall break

    What did our 4-H teen officers do during fall break? Leadership!

    At the beginning of fall break, Madeline Watts and Andrea Searcy attended “Issues Conference” at Lake Cumberland 4-H Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky. While there Andrea gave a presentation on the grant that she wrote and completed. Madeline served on the Issues planning committee and was completely in charge of Sunday’s activities. These two girls are amazing.

  • October is 4-H month in Carroll County