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Extension

  • 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.

  • Applications sought for programs

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities. 

    The application process for 2008 Farm Bill conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year.  The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign up period is Nov. 15.

  • Equine Institute looking to count Kentucky’s horses

    “Welcome to Kentucky, the Horse Capitol of the World!”

    Ever heard that phrase before?  Chances are you have.  From the historic Run for the Roses to the recent 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrians Games, people all over the United States and abroad associate the equine with Kentucky.  The horse industry is Kentucky’s signature industry, so keeping that in mind, let me pose a question:

    How many horses are in Kentucky?

  • Openings remain for Nov. 3 ‘cheesy’ Extension workshop

    “It’s So Easy Being Cheesy!” will be heard throughout the Carrollton area after local residents attend an all-day hands-on cheese making workshop taught by Jim Graves Thurs-day, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. here at the Exten-sion office. Jim raises his own goats and is a graduate of a three-day cheesemaking school at the University of Kentucky. 

    Participants will learn how to make butter, to make and handle buttermilk and different cheese cultures, why temperature is important and learn a lot of valuable information about cheesemaking.

  • New farm bill programs accept applications

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities. 

    The application process for 2008 Farm Bill conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year.  The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign up period is Nov. 15.

  • Extension can assist with tests to improve soil conditions

    Fertile soil is the foundation of all agricultural production.  Without healthy soil, crops cannot grow, pastures cannot prosper, livestock cannot be raised to their full potential, and gardens cannot produce.

    So, how do you know if you have fertile soil?

    By conducting a soil test.

  • Tips help to keep Halloween from being so expensive

    Fall can be a very expensive time of year for families with back-to-school clothing and supplies, fall school activities and several holidays on the horizon. Often the holidays catch up before we have time to plan and one holiday coming up soon is Halloween.

    Halloween ranks as the third most expensive holiday, following Christmas and Valentine’s Day.  This might surprise some people, since typically the holiday does not involve large gift giving or family events. Nonetheless, the price of costumes, candy and decorations can add up. 

  • ‘Fun guys’ make appearance in the region

    Although the recent weather has suggested summer is not ready to end, the noticeable changing of the trees suggests fall is arriving in the Blue-grass State. Autumn is a beautiful time of year with its mums, pumpkins, and harvested fields, but it is also a popular time for the “fun guys” to appear.

    Fun guys?

    Oh!  You mean fungi!  Mushrooms!

  • Two win honors in 4-H shooting

    On Sept. 17, two Carroll County 4-H Rifle Shooters competed in the 2011 4-H state shooting competition at Wilmore.