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Extension

  • Extension celebrates 100 years
  • Make a patriotic basket for the summer holidays

    Would you like a special basket to use for Memorial Day or for the Fourth of July? Basket maker Kathy Watts is teaching a class in weaving the red, white and blue “Patriotic Drum Basket” from 6–9 p.m., Thurs-day, May 21, at the Exten-sion office. To see a picture of the basket, stop by the Extension office for a flier publicizing the class.

    If you are interested in taking this class, please call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030 by Friday, May 16, so enough materials can be ready for you. 

  • Safety must be top priority with chemicals

    May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month, and as agricultural producers, high- quality water is very important to us.

    Agricultural chemicals are also an important part of many farm operations.  Used properly, they help produce an abundant, safe food supply.  If mishandled, however, they can contaminate groundwater, which is a source of drinking water for most residents.

    Reduce the chance that improperly used agricultural chemicals might contaminate groundwater by following these steps:

  • Cooperative Extension celebrates 100-year anniversary

    Happy 100th Birthday, Extension!

    Today is a very important milestone. On this day, 100 years ago, the Smith-Lever Act was signed, establishing the Cooperative Extension Service.

    Before the Smith-Lever Act, there were three important acts that paved the way for the purpose of the Extension Service.

  • Celebrates Extension’s 100-year anniversary at open house today

    The Smith-Lever Act creating Cooperative Extension nationwide was signed on May 8, 1914. Today, 100 years later, we will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service.  Throughout Kentucky, extension offices will be celebrating 100 years of helping people change their lives for the better. 

  • Honey bees play role in pollination, plus make honey

    Insects pollinate a large percentage of food crops grown in the United States and all over the world.  Many different species of pollinators exist, but the insect best equipped for this job is the honey bee.

    Honey bees are exceptionally efficient at collecting and transferring pollen among the flowers of a particular crop.  In a practice known as “flower fidelity” groups of foraging bees will visit just one type of flower, collecting and storing pollen in baskets located on their legs.

  • Sewing Expo draws large crowd from across U.S.

    On April 14 - 16, we held our ninth “It’s Sew Fine!” for Home and Family Sewing Expo at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Nine years ago, 10 of us, Extension educators from the Northern Kentucky and Louisville area, interested in clothing and textiles wanted to plan a sewing event that would provide extensive training in sewing and enrichment in home décor, personal sewing and quilting for sewing enthusiasts in this region of the country.

  • Spring weather brings pests out after a long winter

    Spring is the time to see everything in our landscapes wake from what has been a cold, snowy, and long winter.  Not only do our plants come to life, but spring pests do as well.  Here are some common spring pests to keep an eye out for:

     

    Boxwood psyllid nymphs

  • Glamping, treasure hunt are fun, outdoor options

    Spring is here! We are all happy that we can now get outdoors more and enjoy the nice warmer weather. This week I am sharing information about activities you can do with your family this spring and summer and fall, too. These are Glamping and a Springtime Treasure Hunt.

    Learn About Glamping!

  • Black cherry trees can pose a posion risk to livestock

    Black cherry trees grow in abundance across Kentucky’s landscape.  These trees are an important timber and wildlife species, yet can cause cyanide poisoning in livestock.

    The leaves of the trees, especially wilted ones, are high in cyanic acid, which can kill livestock by depriving them of oxygen.