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Extension

  • Building relationships: Grandparents, other relatives raising children

    This message is especially directed to grandparents and other relatives who find themselves raising children, and is useful for all parents.

    Child-ren’s development flourishes when they have close, trusting relationships with the adults who care for them. Keeping a close interactive relationship is one of the most important things you do with children. 

    Here are some ideas for you as you as a parent especially when parenting youth who have gone through rough times and may not be as receptive to you as you might wish. 

  • Pre-planning important in case of emergencies

    It is difficult to be completely prepared for some of the severe weather in Kentucky, especially the recent tornado outbreak.  However, advanced planning can help ensure your loved ones and your property will be as safe as possible if disaster strikes.

    The same concept of preparation applies to woodland owners managing their property after storm damage.

    Kentucky woodland owners should learn about safety in storm-damaged woods, storm timber assessment, types of damage and locations that can affect salvage intensity and timing.

  • Ag commissioner says help available for Kentucky farmers

    I was heartbroken to hear of the loss of life and property from the storms that ripped through parts of Kentucky on March 2. To those of you who were affected, my family and I hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Many of you lost your homes, your businesses, your vehicles, and other property in the storms. You are frustrated, and you just want to get back to some sense of normalcy. Neither I nor anyone else can make the pain of loss go away. But there are sources of aid to help you in this difficult time.

  • 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.