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Extension

  • Learn more about spiders and snakes in the backyard

      “I don’t like spiders and snakes…” are the lyrics to the catchy 1970s tune by singer Jim Stafford. 

    Although the song has little to do with wildlife and was popular before I was born, the sentiment holds true for many whose fear, when they cross paths with a common snake or spider, is real even when the perceived danger is not.  

    Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, and Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes, are the two most common phobias people experience about animals and wildlife. 

  • Fireworks safety can prevent Independence Day injuries

     The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4, 1776.

    A special study conducted by U.S. Consum-er Product Safety Commis-sion found that 65 percent of all fireworks injuries in 2011 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday.

  • Agriculture secretary to visit Extension office June 29

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer is making a four-county visit this Friday, June 29. 

    His first stop will be in Owen County, followed by Gallatin, Carroll and Trimble counties.

    Comer will be in Carroll County at the Carroll County Extension Office from 3-4 p.m. June 29. Take this unique opportunity to come out to the office and meet your Commissioner of Agriculture.

     

    Managing stored wheat

    Stored wheat needs proper care to maintain quality.

  • Month of June highlights dairy’s essential role in good diet

    June marks the beginning of summer and reminds us all to enjoy these warm summer days. It is also National Dairy Month.

    Every June across the U.S., farmers, consumers and members of the National Dairy Council celebrate the benefits of dairy.

    National Dairy Month reminds us that dairy foods are very important for good health.

    Eating at least three servings of dairy a day is essential for a healthy diet and to aid in the prevention of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, obesity and colon cancer. 

  • Establish small plots of clover to improve deer, turkey hunting

    Establishing small plots of clover throughout your hunting area can pay big dividends during deer and wild turkey seasons.

    Summer is a good time to start preparations for an initial planting in the fall.

  • Battle mosquitos by eliminating places for them to breed

    Along with the joys of summertime outdoor activities comes the not-so-joyful likelihood of encountering mosquitoes. 

    While we cannot control the entire outdoors, there are control measures you can take around your home, farm and business to eliminate potential breeding sites that provide the quiet, non-flowing water these bothersome pests need to develop.

    You can decrease mosquito populations by depriving them of places to breed. However, eliminating these sites often is easier said than done, because these locations are not always obvious. 

  • Extension program explores Tasty Travels across America

    I would like to invite all interested food lovers to attend “Tasty Travels across America,” a special culinary program at the Boone County Extension office Tuesday, July 24 to enjoy a meal “by the bite”  while exploring familiar and new foods relating to the geography of our country and state food cultures.

    The program will be presented at noon and again at 6 p.m. This program will explore recipes from our Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Living Well Cookbook.

  • FSA county committee nominations sought

    Kentucky’s USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John McCauley wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency county committee nominations began Friday, June 15.

  • 4-H champions in the 2012 Carroll County Fair honored

      A big thanks goes out to all 4-H exhibitors and judges for participating in the 2012 Carroll County Fair last week.

    In the exhibit hall, the 4-H Grand Champion went to Jessica Foster, who entered a senior black and white drawing. The category consisted of items made through the use of drawing lines using pen, pencil, charcoal, markers or chalk.

    The 4-H Reserve Grand Champion went to Haley Hendrick, who entered a photography collection.  This category consisted of three photographs, each from three different points of view of the same subject.

  • Grand champions, division winners honored for exhibits

     We are pleased to announce the grand champion and department winners in our open class exhibits at the 2012 Carroll County Fair.