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Extension

  • 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.

  • Resources help protect farm animals from summer heat

    Humans are not the only ones that suffer from the heat of summer.  Farm animals feel the heat too.  With summer temperatures already upon us, it is time to think about ways to know when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what to do to reduce their plight.

  • Hembree becomes angus association member

    Cody C. Hembree of Carrollton is a new junior member of the American Angus Association

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

  • Summer bounty: Memories of good and fresh eating

    One of my favorite things about summer is having fresh “vineripe” fruits and vegetables available. It’s too good to miss.

    Growing up on a farm in southwestern Michigan meant a large part of my spring and summer involved picking (harvesting) an endless bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables and helping my mother can and freeze them for our winter enjoyment. 

    My father was not only a fruit farmer — as were many of his relatives and other families in that region of Michigan — we had a small herd of about 40 prized Guernsey cattle.

  • Exhibits for Carroll County Fair to be accepted June 1

     We invite all interested Carroll County youth and adults to enter exhibits at the 2012 Carroll County Fair. Exhibits will be accepted for entry on Friday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at the exhibit trailer inside the fairgrounds to the left of the entry gate. Items must be hand-crafted, homemade, or grown by the exhibitor this past year.