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Extension

  • Upcoming 4-H activity dates

    Students, check with the school to see if you can ride the bus to the Extension office.   Bus No. 157 comes by the Extension office.

    Thursday, March 31, 3:30 p.m. Extension Office  - Jewelry materials will be furnished – but if you want to select your own beads you may bring them with you. (No pony beads)

    Monday, April 4, 10 a.m., Extension Office - Gourd Painting, call and get your name on the list

  • Graves wins statewide service award

    Carroll County 4-H leader Jim Graves was honored with a state Community Service Award at the Kentucky 4-H Leaders Forum in Lexington, Feb. 13.

  • Slugs can cause a lot of plant damage if not controlled

    Spring is here, and what a welcomed sight it is!

    After experiencing two very cold winters, this past winter has been rather mild.  Because of the mild temperatures, it is a good chance that slugs have survived, which may cause our plants some issues.

    Slugs use their rasping mouthparts to tear tissue from leaves, stems, and flowers.  New transplants and small seedlings are especially vulnerable to these creatures.  Feeding damage and silvery slime trails on bedding plants is a sign of the creatures.

  • Growing and cooking with herbs

    We all want to eat food that tastes good. One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium. Diets high in sodium can raise blood pressure, which can lead to many major health issues including heart disease. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.

  • Natural dyes can brighten up Easter

    In just a few weeks, the Easter bunny will be hippity-hoppiting into many Kentucky homes. Along with the annual visit from our long-eared friend, coloring Easter eggs is one of the favorite holiday activities for children of all ages. While many of us are accustomed to purchasing the little dye tablets from the store, you can also use natural ingredients to get colorful results.

     Ingredients like fresh beets, yellow onion skins and fruit juices can dye eggs. Here’s a list of natural dye sources and the colors they produce.

  • Riverview Farmers Market gearing up for 2016 season

    There is always something special about the transition from winter to spring for me.  Grass greening, daffodils blooming, buds beginning to show on the trees—it is truly a wondrous sight to see the earth waking up after its long winter slumber.

    Underneath those pretty flowers and fresh grass, the soil temperatures are warming up which means planting season is on its way and the farmer’s market season will arrive soon.

  • Expo will feature distinguished sewing professional

    The “invite is out” as sewing enthusiasts from across the country will be attending  the 11th annual “It’s Sew Fine for Home and Family” Sewing Expo in Carrollton at General Butler State Resort Park from Monday, April 11 through Wednesday April 13.

  • Small shifts in diet choices help to improve nutrition

    March is National Nutrition Month, a celebration of eating smart for better health. This year’s theme is Savor the Flavor of Eating Right, reminding us that food gives us more than just the varying nutrients it contains.

    Sharing meals with friends and family, passing along traditions, and enjoying the taste of our favorite foods – these are all ways that food means more than just what we eat. Savoring the flavor encourages us to practice mindful eating, too.

  • Grass tetany can be prevented with proper mineral

    Grass tetany, also known as spring tetany, grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany or lactation tetany, is due to a low level of magnesium (Mg) in the blood.  The amount of magnesium in the blood is completely dependent on the amount obtained from the daily diet. 

  • Carroll County well represented at 4-H Leader Forum