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  • Take a few steps to keep pests out as cool weather arrives

    After the unusual, but very pleasant, warm spell we experienced at the beginning of the week, the weather is moving towards the cooler temperatures we would expect at the end of October.

    As we move our activities indoors, there are some pesky creatures that want to move indoors with us to seek refuge.  Some of these guys may have already made their way into the home.

    Common fall invaders include:  Asian lady beetles, boxelder bugs, crickets, spiders and black soldier beetle larvae.

  • 4-H Shooting Sports
  • Tips for cattle producers

    Here are some timely tips to think about as cattle producers:

    Spring-calving Herds

    If you have already done a pre-weaning working, revaccinate (booster) calves as needed. Treat calves for internal and external parasites. If vaccinating calves yourself, be sure to store, handle and administer vaccines properly.

    Schedule a pregnancy examination of cows if not done previously. Winter feeding costs can be minimized by eliminating open cows prior to winterfeeding. 

    Wean calves before cows lose body condition.

  • Celebrating National 4-H Week
  • Forestry series set to begin Oct. 21

    Carroll County woodland owners and other interested individuals are invited to attend the 2014 Forestry Fall Webinar Series at the Carroll County Extension Office beginning Oct. 21.

    The Forestry Fall Webinar Series is an excellent opportunity for woodland owners and those with an interest in forestry to get a significant amount of information in a relatively short time, without having to drive great distances to attend.

  • 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.