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Extension

  • Let the consumer beware in tough economic times

    Today at 3 p.m., Linda Brown-Price, Kenton county family and consumer sciences agent, teaches a special program, “Let the Consumer Beware!” at the Carroll County Extension office.

    Con-sumer fraud, an age-old problem, has become more sophisticated with the expansion of the internet and direct-marketing techniques.

  • March brings the time to “Get Your Plate in Shape”

    Each year, March is designated as National Nutrition Month by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. Americans are encouraged to return to the basics of healthy eating with this year’s theme “Get Your Plate in Shape.”

  • Dates change for 4-H camp; Gross’s wilt impacts corn crop

    The dates for 4-H Camp have changed to Monday, July 2 to Thursday, July 5. Camper applications are now available at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The age for campers is 9-13. All campers must be age 9 by July 2, 2012. The cost of camp is $165 per camper.

    Applications and payment are due to the Extension office no later than May 30. Please do not delay in getting in your application, for there are a limited number of camper spots.

    Adult counselors, junior counselors and counselors in training are also needed. 

  • Ghent farm recognized by Pathfinder

    Luckhardt Inc Farm, located in Ghent, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having two registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report.

    Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

  • Shiitake mushroom demonstration set for Trimble County

    A Shiitake mushroom demonstration will take place at the home of Dan and Perla Harkins in Trimble County at 1:30 p.m. March 8. 

    Organ-ized through the Trimble County Cooper-ative Exten-sion Service, the demonstration will involve inoculating logs with shiiktake mushroom spore.

    For more information on the demonstration and directions to the Harkins’ home, call the Carroll County Extension Office at (502) 732-7030.

     

    Tobacco production update

  • Shiitake mushroom demonstration set for Trimble County

    A Shiitake mushroom demonstration will take place at the home of Dan and Perla Harkins in Trimble County at 1:30 p.m. March 8. 

    Organ-ized through the Trimble County Cooper-ative Exten-sion Service, the demonstration will involve inoculating logs with shiiktake mushroom spore.

    For more information on the demonstration and directions to the Harkins’ home, call the Carroll County Extension Office at (502) 732-7030.

     

    Tobacco production update

  • Food safety is important after a weather emergency

    Our area was hit by tornadoes and other severe weather last week. Many families and individuals had homes, farms and businesses damaged,  including weather damage, power outages and numerous other loses.

    If you have had power outages and were without electricity or a cold source, foods stored in refrigerators and freezers can become unsafe. Bacteria in food grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees. If these foods are eaten, people can become very sick.

  • Current strength of feeder cattle market surprised many

    The 2011 feeder cattle market reached its low in September, one month earlier than 2010.  Prices improved in each of the following months and have literally risen on a weekly basis since the first of the year.

    5wt feeder steers averaged over $165 in the first week of February, with some groups much higher than that.  7wt steers averaged around $140, with some groups pushing $150.

  • Conserve water by taking the “40 Gallon Challenge”

    Many may consider Kentucky a “water-rich” state with over 90,000 miles of streams and rivers, thousands of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands and approximately 50 inches of precipitation per year. So, it’s not surprising that water, one of our most valuable natural resources, is often taken for granted. For many Kentuckians, fresh water is no more than a turn of the faucet, the push of a button or the twist of a cap away. However, as consumers and users of water, it is our responsibility to manage our water resources efficiently.

  • Brazil is topic of homemakers annual international luncheon

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers will hold their annual International Luncheon at noon Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Carroll County Extension office.

    This year’s theme is “A Visit to Brazil.” Guest speaker is Francisco Leité, a Carroll County resident who is originally from Brazil.

    Members are encouraged to attend this annual event. Recipes for some Brazilian dishes are available at the Carroll County Extension office.

    Preventing childhood obesity