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Extension

  • Start planning for best spring calving cow herd

    Study the performance of last year’s calf crop and plan for improvement. Plan your breeding program and consider a better herd sire(s).  Select herd sires which will allow you to meet your goals and be willing to pay for superior animals. 

    Consider vaccinating the cows to help prevent calf scours.

    Start cows on the high magnesium mineral supplement soon.  Consider protein supplementation if hay is less than 10 percent crude protein.  If cows are thin, begin energy (grain) supplementation now. 

  • Planning ahead, buying at clearance sales can improve your fishing season

    Kentucky Afield

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – It’s the time of year for resolutions that make us feel good for a few days after making them, but lie in the junk heap of our actions by Valentine’s Day.

    For those who love to hunt and fish, a few resolutions for next year that should be kept will make each hunting or fishing trip much better in 2013.

  • Know your heating goals before investing in firewood

    Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter.  Others use it to supplement their heating sources.

    For many families, that means purchasing wood.  To gain the most from your investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood.

  • Programs to teach about food, sewing and family history

    Your Carroll County Extension Service has many programs and activities planned to address your interests and needs. I am sharing some from family and consumer sciences that might interest you. Please stop by our office to check out other opportunities. 

    Champion Food Volunteer

    The Champion Food Volunteer training will be offered in February and March by our Northern Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents.  Next Tuesday, Jan. 15, is the deadline to register for the six-week program.  

  • A variety of programs set for 2013

    With the New Year comes great opportunities to participate in educational programs through the Cooperative Extension Service.

    Are you receiving my quarterly newsletter?  If not, would you like to receive my newsletter?

    My Extension newsletter, called “Carroll County Agriculture News,” is a free publication I put together every three months and send out to agricultural producers and Extension supporters.  Call the Carroll County Extension Office to be put on the mailing list.

  • Programs can help address drug abuse in our youth

    Unfortunately, prescription drug abuse has become all too common in our society. We see instances of it every day in the media, in our communities and in our extended family and friends. It’s extremely troubling that prescription drug abuse is not only an adult problem, but a youth problem as well.

  • Make a plan to tackle holiday bills, save for next year

    I hope you had a relaxing enjoyable holiday.  It’s hard to believe that it is 2013. Where does the time go?

    We invite you to join us at the Carroll County Extension office this coming year as wehave many special programs planned for your enjoyment, enrichment and to answer some of your needs and concerns.

  • Use old cut trees to help feed winged, feathered friends

    I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful holiday week. As we wind down the holidays, and if you have a live cut Christmas tree this year, the question may arise, “What should I do with my Christmas tree?”

    Instead of pitching that tree in the trash, consider recycling it.

    One way to recycle the tree is to use it as a wildlife habitat and spread some holiday cheer to the birds.

    Not only will the birds appreciate the gesture, but a tree in the yard covered with bird-food ornaments brightens the winter landscape.

  • Relax, enjoy family time, enjoy healthy winter activities

    We are now in the midst of the holiday season. I hope that you are enjoying a more relaxed week and will have time for some family activities or time with those special friends.

    Family time is so very important today. Sharing meaningful times together with your children, playing, talking or eating a family meal together can make a difference in their lives.

    These times together strengthen family bonds and create special memories for both you and your children.

  • 4-H demonstrations offer members a lesson in public speaking

    One of the seven areas of the 4-H program to be taught is communications. I have had the most wonderful two weeks by going into Cartmell Elementary and presenting the communications assignment to the fourth- and fifth-grade students.

    So many mixed emotions occurred in the classroom when the students were told that they would be giving a speech or a demonstration in front of their classmates. I sure did not want to add more stress to the students, teachers or to the children’s parents or guardians.