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Extension

  • Extension Homemakers host drug-abuse talk

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers invite all interested residents to a special program, “Championing for a Drug Free Carroll County” Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Service office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carroll-ton.

    Guest speakers will be Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts and Champions Coordinator Misty Wheeler.

  • Calculations aid farmers in planning annual hay yields

    October is an important time for livestock producers to assess their winter hay supplies. 

    With the majority of this year’s hay made, now is the time to determine whether you have enough to get your animals through the winter.  Deter-mining this amount is a rather straightforward task.

    Here is how to get a fairly accurate estimate:

  • Program set to create new champion food volunteers

    Do you like to cook? Share food knowledge with others, read food articles and recipes? If so, you might enjoy becoming a Champion Food Volunteer.

    The six-week Champ-ion Food Volunteer Program provides adults a foundation of knowledge, skills, and competencies in basic nutrition; food safety, handling and preparation; cooking; cooking methods and techniques; food science; and physical activity. Classes will be taught Fridays, Feb. 22-March 22, 2013 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Gallatin County Extension office.

  • Fall is the time to think spring flowers

    After last week’s article on mulching and composting yard waste during the fall season, I suspect that your lawns and flower beds are clean as a whistle and ready for planting, right?

    Mulching and composting that yard waste will be an ongoing process during the fall, especially after the high winds we experienced this past weekend.

    The downed leaves will certainly give you plenty of mulching and composting practice.

  • Take steps to keep Halloween food items safe for children

    Keep your Halloween safe from foodborne illness with these recommendations from the Partnership for Food Safety Education:

  • Clinic focused on showing, caring for livestock

    4-H encompasses seven curriculum areas that include animal sciences, communications, family consumer sciences, health, leadership, natural resources, and SET – science, engineering and technology.

  • Choose reusable grocery bags over paper, plastic

    You are standing in the check-out line at your hometown grocery store and the clerk asks, “Paper or plastic?” You respond by saying, “Neither,” because you have reusable grocery bags.

    Reusable shopping bags definitely are a step in the right direction, but they require some care and attention. If not properly cared for, reusable bags can possibly nurture and spread bacteria.

  • Mulching, composting are cost-effective options

    Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky.  As you drive around Carroll County, take notice of the changing colors of the trees that are beginning to show.

    Our gardens and lawns can also be very attractive during this time, but they can also be messy, with piles of leaves from our trees and spent shoots from our flower beds. 

    The way we address this yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and the environment.

  • Hummingbirds will soon begin migration to warmer climates

    Hummingbirds are a great joy to see during the summer months of the year. These small birds have very interesting characteristics including their tiny size, brilliant color, dazzling acrobatics, swift flight, and unique personality.

  • Setting a good example leads children to a better diet

    As parents, we have a great responsibility to make sure our children are healthy; so as adults, we need to be a healthy role model for our children.

    In reading, I have found the 10 tips for setting good examples for our children through the Nutrition Education Series. You are the most important influence on your child. You can do many things to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life.