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Extension

  • Family farm transitions are an important issue to discuss

    The average age of farmers in Kentucky is increasing, and over the next several years, many farm families will consider transitioning their farm to the next generation. The decision of when and how to begin the farm transition process can be a difficult topic to discuss.

    It is important to realize that at some point every farm business will experience a transfer of ownership, either with or without owner participation. The farm business can transfer in one of two ways: either as a viable farm business or as a set of assets.

  • Distracted Driving–Not just Teen’s

    With summer coming and school being out soon, there will be more and more traffic on the roads. Being aware of drivers around you and being extra careful will help cut down on accidents and could save your life.

    It is estimated that one in four car crashes involve cell phone use. There are many myths regarding cell phone use and driving. Many people know that using cell phones to text while driving is dangerous, but many underestimate the danger that is still present when using the cell phone for a conversation while driving.

  • Clues for next 4-H Clover hunt; Project Day is Saturday, May 13

    As you know, Andrea Searcy wrote a grant to market 4-H as well as downtown Carrollton businesses.

    So far, the businesses that have supported 4-H with this grant have been Artful Gifts, Glauber’s Sporting Goods and Down on Main. The clues below describe this week’s business. There are three clovers hidden in this business. If you find a clover, the prizes are a $25 gift certificate for you to spend in the business, a 4-H camp scholarship (value $200), or a pass to the Carroll County Fair which includes rides.

    Here are the clues:

  • New summer cooking program to begin May 9

    I will be hosting a new cooking program called “Lunch and Learn” starting on May 9th. The program will run for six months on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. It will be held at the Extension Office starting at 12:10 and running to 12:50. The premise of the program is for you to bring your lunch at noon and while you eat, I will be demonstrating new food recipes. The recipes will correspond with items you will be able to get fresh at the grocery store or at the Farmers Market.

  • tudents learn during Extension’s Recipes for Life

    Carroll County Cooperative Extension hosted a program for all fifth-graders from Cartmell Elementary School called “Recipes For Life.”

    Thanks to Superintendent Bill Hogan and Bus Transportation Director Nadena Mahoney for organizing bus transportation to bring the students to the Extension office.

  • Derby brings attention to horse racing, Kentucky

    Flowers in bloom, the sound of hooves thundering down the track, the whinny of a horse, the big and colorful hats, the taste of Derby Pie, the sweet sounds of “My Old Ken-tucky Home” playing in the background, the bugle call to the post, and “They’re off in the running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby!”

    May is a very special time in Kentucky, and although this year’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby may be a little on the rainy and cool side, there is nothing like it in the world.

  • Shooting sports to begin its 2017 schedule on April 11

    Carroll County 4-H shooting sports is off to a great start. Not only do we have adult volunteers who are certified coaches, but we also have teens who are certified.

    Those certified for the shotgun program are Adam Froman, John Logan Glauber and Kinley Huesman. They will explain the rules for shotgun.

    Certified for the archery program is Madeline Watts. Although Madeline is not pictured at archery class, this picture will give you an idea of how much Madeline loves the outdoors.

  • RiverView Farmers Market opens in Carrollton May 3

    Wednesday, May 3 begins the 2017 season for the RiverView Farmers Market in Carroll County.

    Farm-ers markets are a great opportunity to support our local agricultural producers.

    Buying local puts a face on your food and creates a connection between the consumer and farmer. It also gives you the chance to be “Kentucky Proud.”

    Kentucky Proud stands for products with roots in Kentucky soil. Kentucky Proud foods are raised, grown or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians.

  • Money management: How to keep money in your pocket

    Does money burn a hole in your pocket? Does buyer’s remorse set in after your money is spent? If this pattern sounds familiar, you need to learn how to manage your spending so you buy the things you need now and save for the things you will need in the future.

  • Lichens do not damage trees, provide some benefits

    Some questions have come through the Extension Office recently involving these moldy-looking “things” on the bark of trees. What are they? Do they hurt the tree? Let us learn a little more…

    These living organisms are called lichens. A lichen is actually composed of two different organisms, an alga and a fungus, which grow together for the mutual benefit of one another. The fungus provides the structure to the lichen and the alga provides the food through photosynthesis.