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Extension

  • Planning can help avert delays in harvesting fall grain

    It has been an interesting year for Kentucky’s corn crop.

    Last year, we faced drought-damaged corn, while this year’s crop is on track to be record-setting and wetter than average.

    Pre-pare handling equipment, dryers and storage bins well before harvest to minimize problems that can create unexpected delays.

  • Carroll County 4-Hers earn honors at the state fair

    As you read in the last article, Carroll County 4-Her’s were successful at the Kentucky State Fair last month.  You might ask, “Where’s the Beef?”

     And I can tell you where the best beef is! Right here in Carroll County, where Caleb and Levi Steph-enson placed in several classes in the Angus Beef show. The biggest honor was when Caleb’s heifer was named best of breed and owned.

  • New CRANE group takes flight for regional conservation

    Over the past several months, a couple of the area Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agents and I have been planning a new Exten-sion program that focuses more on our local natural resources.

    We call this program “Con-serving Resou-rces through Agri-cultural and Natural Explor-ation,” or CRANE.

    CRANE was developed to bring awareness and consideration to our natural resources by thinking outside of the classroom and learning about those resources through exploring our surroundings.

  • Local sewing team wins skillathon at state fair Saturday

    We are so very proud of our team of Carroll and Gallatin 4-Hers who took second place at the 4-H State Fair Sewing Skill-athon Satur-day, Aug. 24.

    Team members, Lorinda Bennett, Gabby Bowen, Hannah Welch of Carrollton and Kelli Deaton of Warsaw had to sew a garment from a pattern that they had never seen before and identify a variety of different fabrics, sewing notions, parts of the sewing machine, seam finishes and pattern markings.

  • 4-Hers take part in state fair, earning honors for the county

    What a busy two weeks at the Kentucky State Fair.  Carroll County has already entered our 4-H exhibits, participated in the 4-H talent show and will be showing beef and swine in the livestock shows and competing in the Sewing Skill-a-thon later this week.

  • Pubs aid in forage choices

    We are in that time of the year when we start renovating or establishing our pastures and hayfields. There are several useful Univer-sity of Ken-tucky publications that can help you with selecting forage species and varieties.

    Forage species, as well as varieties within a species, vary significantly in yield, quality and stand persistence, which combine to greatly impact performance and economic return to the operation.

  • Extension Homemakers hold fall kickoff on Thursday

    All Carroll County Extension Homemakers and anyone interested in learning more about becoming an Extension Homemaker member are invited to attend the annual kick-off from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs-day, Aug. 22 at the Exten-sion office.

  • Preparation makes for best family history research

    So, you have some research you need to do at an archives, library or a county courthouse?

    Before you go, it’s crucial to plan ahead.

    One of the biggest problems family historians and genealogists have is that we can easily get carried away on tangents. I’ve spent hours online digging for records, particularly if I’ve come across a lead that brings me to find census and other information on an elusive or previously unknown family line.

  • Wood cockroaches can be a season problem in homes

    Cockroaches are a typical household pest that we see every year.  There are several different species of cockroaches, and today’s information focusing on the wood cockroach.

    Wood cockroaches live under loose bark, in cavities of fallen or dying trees, or in stumps. They are natives of moist woodland habitats where they feed on decaying organic matter.

    These cockroaches are accidental invaders in homes and buildings in and around wooded areas.  They are especially active during their summer mating season.

  • Tour to highlight elements of universal home design

    On Friday, Aug. 23 Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a special tour of the Ohio State Univer-sity Universal DesignFacility in New London, Ohio.

    The tour is coordinated by the Environment, Housing and Energy program of the Northern Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. Pat Perkins of Carrollton is program co-chair.

    During the tour, information will be provided to assist interested participants in ways to build or remodel their own homes using “Universal Design/ Homes for All Ages” design principles.