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Extension

  • County conservation district holds wildlife habitat field day

    The Carroll County Conservation District will be holding a field day on Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. The field day, located at the Four Mile Creek Outdoor Class-room in Carroll County, will be focused on wildlife habitat.

  • New 4-H agent says thanks for a very warm welcome

    As I sit here thinking about the last three weeks, I have nothing but great things to say about Carroll County. 

    Thank you so much for welcoming me into your community. You certainly have a wonderful staff at the Cooperative Extension office. 

  • ‘Learn with us!’ at Kentucky Proud ‘Plate it Up’ event Sept. 6

    Are you looking for new ways to prepare Kentucky fruits and vegetables?

    Rosie Allen, Gallatin County family and consumer sciences Extension agent, will present a fun learning and demonstration program called “Plate it Up” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    Included will be information on produce selection and storage tips, plus why fruits and vegetables are so important to your health and our Kentucky economy.

    Every-one attending will receive several recipes. This will be a fun time for everyone.

  • Plan next year’s crops now to reduce threat of several tobacco diseases

    With the 2012 tobacco growing season wrapping up, growers are working hard to get their crops into the barns.

    On one hand, the dry conditions of this past summer have kept leaf diseases such as frogeye and target spot in check, and we have not seen any blue mold across the state.

    On the other hand, we saw more black shank and Fusarium wilt across the state than we have for the past three to four years.

  • USDA offers grant for ‘value added’ agricultural producers

    Kentucky agricultural producers who are adding value to what they are producing, either through processing or marketing, may be eligible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Value Added Producer grant.

    Independent producers, farmer cooperatives, agricultural-producer groups, and majority-controlled producer-based businesses are eligible to apply for the grant.

    Special consideration is given to beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers and small- and medium-sized family farms.

  • Good to be green: Doyle to rejuvenate Carroll 4-H program

    After more than three years, Carroll County finally has a 4-H Youth Development agent at the Extension office.

    Former Grant County 4-H Youth Development agent and Grant County Schools’ veteran Joyce Doyle took the reins, starting Aug. 20.

    And not even a car wreck could keep her away from coming back for day two.

  • Kentucky Master Stocker Program registration underway

    The area-wide Kentucky Master Stocker Program is set to begin on Sept. 18, and registration is now open for participants.

    The Master Stocker Program is a Kent-ucky Beef Network program, funded by the Kent-ucky Agricul-ture Develop-ment Board, that is developed and delivered by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    The program consists of eight 2 1/2 hour sessions focusing on background and stocker operations in Kentucky. 

  • Regular schedules can help children remain healthy

    With children back in school, it is a good time to look at your family’s daily schedules. Children need a regular family schedule for their best health. 

    Child-ren should get enough daily rest and sleep each night. Enforce firm limits for bedtime, even on weekends.

    The National Sleep Foundation recommends 10 to11 hours of sleep daily for school-age children and nine hours for teens.

  • Respiratory masks safeguard lungs

    The harvest season will reach Carroll County before we know it, and there are some key safety considerations to keep in mind as we work out in the fields.

    Use respiratory protection to safeguard your lungs against dust and debris as you harvest crops, clean out grain bins, open silos, strip tobacco, and perform other seasonal farming activities.

  • Avoid salmonella: Wash melons before cutting

    We are very happy to welcome Joyce Doyle as our new Extension agent for 4-H/Youth Development in Carroll County. Joyce started here Monday and hit the ground running. She has had extensive experience in education with the Grant County School System and as Grant County 4-H Agent the past five years.

    We know that she will be developing a strong 4-H/Youth program here.

    Please come and welcome Joyce at a reception in her honor from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the office.

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