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Extension

  • Back from camp: 4-Hers enjoy a ‘hot’ week of fun

    They survived. That is the 61 campers and 13 adults and teens that attended 4-H Camp last week.

    It was hot, but we had a great week and I hope that they want to go back next year. We had a great bunch of leaders at camp and three were there for the first time, Levi Underwood, Traci Morgan and Crystal Richards. The other adult leaders were Crystal Franklin, Sharon Hopkins and Kayla Stewart. Our great teen leaders were Haley Hendrick, Nikki Hill, Nicky States, Jamie Glauber, Cameron Logsdon, Conner Dermon and Taylor Hill.

  • Food preservation workshops set for August

    With all the ripe summer produce, I have been teaching food preservation workshops to help you learn proper methods of “putting up food” for those cold winter months ahead.

    Last week I concluded teaching the canning workshops.

    In August I have two more workshops scheduled — one on freezing on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and making pickles and relishes on Thursday, Aug. 18. Both of these are all-day workshops from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A $12 fee will be charged for each workshop, which includes lunch.

  • Sewing class
  • County 4-H shooter top scorer in Bluegrass Games Shoot

    On July 10th, three Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports Club members, Dustin Rosenbaum, Elizabeth Mouzakitis and Lauren Wright,participated in the 2011 Kentucky Bluegrass Games Shooting Sports at the Anderson County Sportsman Club in Lawrenceburg, Ky.  The Bluegrass Games is an annual event similar to the Olympics, open to citizens of Kentucky of all ages with athletic events in a large variety of sports.  The events usually have classifications based on age and/or athletic abilities.

  • Reception to honor Hendrick

    Tim Hendrick is retiring after many years as agricultural/natural resources Agent with the Carroll County Extension Service.

    Over the years, Tim has been involved and worked with many people in different capacities so has touched many people. We wish him well as he leaves to explore new opportunities.

    We invite all friends of Tim to join us at a Retirement Reception for him between 3-6 p.m., Friday, July 22 at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

     

  • Forage field day creates an animal composting pad

    Kudos to the brave souls last Tuesday night for attending the Carroll County Beef and Forage Field Day. It was hot and if one was to look at the weather radar I would have been near the house too. We were lucky with just a short sprinkle and it cooled down quite a bit.

    The highlight of the night was the animal composting pad that was installed for the field day.

  • Canning workshop cancelled; other preservation classes offered

    Due to low response, the Basic Canning Workshop planned for this Thursday, July 14, at the Carroll County Exten-sion office is cancelled.

    I will teach a Mini-Canning work-shop from 5-8 p.m. Thurs-day, July 21, at the Exten-sion office. Cost is $5.

    Call (502) 732-7030 to register, and please pre-register so that we have enough materials on hand. 

  • Canning workshop cancelled; other preservation classes offered

    Due to low response, the Basic Canning Workshop planned for this Thursday, July 14, at the Carroll County Exten-sion office is cancelled.

    I will teach a Mini-Canning work-shop from 5-8 p.m. Thurs-day, July 21, at the Exten-sion office. Cost is $5.

    Call (502) 732-7030 to register, and please pre-register so that we have enough materials on hand. 

  • Beef training July 14; UK grazing school Aug. 15-16

    There are several producers still needing to obtain Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training to be eligible for cost-share with Cattle Genetics and Cattle Handling Facilities.

    A final makeup class is set for 7 p.m. Thurs-day, July 14, at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office. The fee is $5 per person, and the training takes a little over an hour. We will accept cash; checks must be made out to the Kentucky Beef Network.


    Outdoor Cooking Series

  • Farm Field Day set for Luckhardt farm in Ghent

    Farm Field Day is Tuesday, July 12, at the Bob Luckhardt Farm on Pardue Road in Ghent.

    Signs will be at Sharon Road and Hwy. 47 and at Pardue Road and Sharon Road. The road sign says Purdue Road.

    The day will begin at 6 p.m. and end with a twilight meal.

    Ray Smith, Extension forage specialist, will talk about what was done in seeding clovers this spring and the issues facing our pastures after the drought last year.