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Extension

  • 4-H students, volunteers visit the state capital

    4-H members and volunteers traveled to Frankfort Feb. 21 to participate in Capitol Experience.  4-H was represented by more than 300 participants from all across the state.

    Car-roll County wore its green 4-H shirts and got to meet with the 4-H state officers as well as Dr. Char-lene Jacobs, who is the assistant director for 4-H Youth Development.

    Knowing your elected officials, how the government works and the process of creating political change are all important skills necessary for youth to become active members of society.

  • Farm tags benefit 4-H, FFA, Kentucky Proud

    The 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud Program has a $10 voluntary donation that goes directly to support these vital programs, according to a news release from Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer and Carroll County Clerk Alice W. Marsh.

    4-H and FFA develop future farmers and rural leaders, and the Kentucky Proud marketing program promotes Kentucky-grown and Kentucky-made agriculture products.

  • Farm Service Agency sign-ups underway for area farm owners

    Your local Carroll-Gallatin-Trimble County Farm Service Agency office has the following announcements:

    • The Direct and Counter Cyclical Payment Program (DCP/ grain base) has been extended for another year. Signups started on Feb. 19 and will end on Aug. 2.

    • Farm owners, if you have changed or added new producers for 2013, please notify the FSA office at (502) 732-6931 or stop by the office at 1800 Highland Avenue in Carrollton.

  • Sewing expo offers classes, programs for all skill levels

    The It’s Sew Fine for Home and Family Sewing Expo will be held April 1-17 in Carroll-ton at General Butler State Resort Park.

    More than 20 classes are available for the beginning, intermediate and advanced sewer.

    Nationally acclaimed quilt historian and documentarian Shelly Zegart will be the keynote speaker. She will share her passion for the history of quilting and insight into why quilts have been and continue to be at the center of Kentucky and American culture.

  • Cost Share program accepting applications

    The Carroll County Conservation District is now accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share applications on a continuous basis.

    This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more “landowner friendly” and help address the needs of a landowner year-round. As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • 155 fourth- and fifth-graders advance to county’s speech, demonstration competition

    What a wonderful two weeks! I had the opportunity to be at Cartmell Elementary School and listen as all fourth- and fifth-grade students presented speeches and demonstrations.

    You cannot believe how much was learned through research that the students did. Not only did the students learn, but the adults did, as well. 

    I was so fortunate to have three wonderful ladies (Gloria Lindsay, Robin Stephenson and Nancy Ellis) help with the judging, and I was the timekeeper. 

  • Angus Association registers Luckhardt Farm cow in report

    Luckhardt Farm in Ghent, Ky., has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having one registered Angus cow included in the association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report.

    Only 1,992 of the more than 25,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

  • Before applying as fertilizer, have manure tested for nutrients

    Properly using manure as a fertilizer can be economically and environmentally beneficial. 

    How-ever, nutrients in manure vary widely, and therefore it is important to have your manure tested before application.

    Testing allows for accuracy in nutrient management specific to your crop needs, and it minimizes water contamination caused by nutrient run-off or leaching.

  • Bring lunch, learn about versatile bamboo Feb. 26

    When you think of bamboo, do you think of the little bamboo plants for sale in Chinese restaurants? Some of us of a certain age also may remember using bamboo fishing rods at the lake.

    Bam-boo has moved to a higher level today; it is used in many different items for your home and clothing, and is our topic for the “Lunch ’n Learn” at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Carroll County Extension Office.

  • Many local residents step up for the February challenge

    Last week I gave you a February challenge — to select a few ways that you can improve your eating habits from a list of 25 ways that I had in my column.

    Several Carroll County residents have taken up the challenge and you can too.

    Read over the list from last week. Select some you wish to do to prove your health.

    Send me an e-mail with what you are doing or stop by the Extension office with what you plan to do.   I have a small gift for you. At the end of the challenge we’ll see how many took the challenge.