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  • State’s Agriculture Water Quality Act requires planning

    The Agriculture Water Quality Act was passed by the Kentucky legislature in 1994. It states that landowners with 10 or more acres in agricultural production must develop a water quality plan.

    If you farm 10 or more acres or plan to harvest trees on 10 or more acres in Kentucky, then you are required by state law to implement an agriculture water quality plan. 

    This plan documents the best management practices you’re using to protect water resources. 

  • National Family Week celebrated at Thanksgiving holiday

    This is National Family Week. This year, the National Alliance for Children and Families has designated its annual National Family Week observance, Nov. 20-26, as a time to pay tribute to military families and the organizations that support and strengthen them. This coincides with November being Military Family Month.

    National Family Week has been annually promoted by the Alliance, a national nonprofit membership organization for more than 40 years.

  • Give thanks this holiday for Kentucky’s 85,000 farm families

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Kentucky farmers grow and raise a wide variety of food commodities and food products that are part of a nutritious diet. In this time of Thanksgiving, remember to thank at least one of Kentucky’s more than 85,000 farm families for providing a healthy, abundant food supply.

    Timely Tips from Dr. Roy Burris, UK Beef Specialist

    Spring-Calving Herd.Culling decisions should be made prior to winter feeding for best use of feed resources. Consider open, poor-producing and aged cows as candidates for culling.

  • Local cattlemen’s association open to new membership

    Did you know that Kentucky is the largest cattle producing state east of the Mississippi River?

    As a Common- wealth, that is something to be proud of.

    Kent-ucky is home to about 1.1 million beef cows, and ranks fifth nationally in total number of cattle farms.

    Carroll County, even though small in land size, has about 8,000 cows and calves as reported in the 2010 cattle estimate conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

  • ‘Stay off the SoFAS’ this holiday season with right choices

    It’s the holiday season. If you hear, “stay off the SoFAS” during this holiday season, it doesn’t mean to stay off the sofa or get active. “SoFAS” are calories from solid fat and added sugars and is a new term used in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • Medicare open enrollment is time to review coverage

    Health insurance coverage is a top priority for many people.  Medicare is health insurance available for people over the age of 65 as well as those under the age of 65 with certain disabilities. The primary Parts of Medicare are A, B and D. 

    Part A is known as hospital coverage and assists with expenses for inpatient care and skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care.

  • Options offer residents help with turkey, black vultures

    Two species of vultures, commonly called buzzards, are found in Kentucky:  the turkey vulture and the black vulture.  Both birds are scavengers—animals that feed on carrion (the carcass of a dead animal).  The presence of these birds is a natural and necessary occurrence.

  • FSA county committee voting begins Nov.4

    Lexington, Ky., October 25, 2011- John W. McCauley, FSA State Executive Director, announced that ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4, 2011. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is December 5, 2011.

  • Extension begins rebuild of 4-H program

    People of the Cooperative Extension Service wear many hats in the community:  big ones, small ones, hats that are worn in public, and hats that fit best working behind the scenes.

  • Consistent schedules important for children’s development

    Do you keep a regular daily schedule for your children?  Children need a family schedule they can count on. They should have enough rest and sleep every day. There should be time to eat meals without rushing. Time should be planned to complete homework. Finally, there should be time for enough physically active play that your child freely chooses.