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Extension

  • Spending money on experiences will increase your level of happiness

    We all want to be happy, but many people don’t realize how this affects our spending. We all have things that we need or want to buy that we think will make us happy, and those things often do bring us some pleasure. But maybe we’re not doing ourselves as much of a favor as we think.

    Have you ever bought something because a TV commercial said you need it to be happy? Are you buying something because you are trying to keep up with others? How long will this pleasure really last? How long will something we buy make us happy?

  • Ghent hosts July 12 farm field day; 4-H camp orientation set

    There will be a Farm Field Day 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 and Sharon roads. I think the road sign may say Purdue Road.

    The day will begin at 6 p.m. and end with a twilight meal. Topics will be seeding techniques, restoring high traffic areas, warm season grasses, winter limit feeding of livestock, watering system options and dead animal composting.

  • Extension Homemakers raise funds at Relay for Life

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers participated in the 2011 Relay for Life Friday, June 17 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. 

    Sister Teddy Nolan was the lucky winner of the beautiful caring lap quilt made by Home-makers’ president Gloria Lindsay. All funds were  donated to the Carroll County Relay for Life cancer effort.

  • County FSA board nominations due by June 15

    Nominations for Farm Service Agency county committees will open on Wednesday, June 15, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has announced.

    Nominations must be postmarked or received in a local U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center by Aug. 1. FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters on Nov. 4. Ballots will be due back to the county office by Dec. 5. Newly elected committee members and alternates will take office Jan. 2, 2012.

  • 4-Hers qualify for state fair

    4-H winners at the Carroll County were Jessica Foster with three art entries, Haley Hendrick with two photography entries, Tristan Louden with five entries in the crafts area and Haley Tharp with a ceramics and weaving project.

    All of these youth will be going to the Kentucky State Fair with their entries. Haley Tharp also had a sewing entry, but did not qualify for state.

    In the livestock section, it was a very hot evening and our beef kids had a state show this past weekend so they decided not to come out with the heat.

  • Extension homemakers to take part in Relay for Life, screening

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers will be participating in the 2011 Relay for Life this coming Friday at the Carroll County Fairgrounds with a Homemakers tent.  President Gloria Lindsay has made a special cancer lap quilt to be raffled off with money donated to the Carroll County Relay for Life.

    The Home-makers will be there from 6 p.m. (7 p.m. is opening ceremony) until after the luminaria ceremony to draw for the lap quilt.

  • Program series offers secrets to improve grilling skills

    Grills are great for cooking hamburgers and steaks.  Unfortunately, many people stop there.

    An entire gourmet meal can be prepared on a grill, or using other outdoor cooking equipment, including any assortment of meat, vegetables and even desserts.

    If you are interested in becoming the next grillmeister of your community, with the reputation of being a great outdoor chef, we’ve got a series of programs designed for you.

  • Ribbons awarded to Carroll County Fair grand champions

  • Smith to conduct June 2 pasture walk

    The first in a series of four pasture walks hosted by the Eden Shale Grazing Network Initiative will take place June 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Eden Shale Research Farm in Owenton.

    The grazing network, overseen by a committee of forage experts, is designed for participants who have an interest in managing their forages and pastures for improved profitability. The walks provide an opportunity to see how others manage their forages, pastures and livestock while providing a chance to critique and question the operator.

  • New food guide to be released Thursday

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will unveil a new food icon Thursday, June 2 that will serve as a reminder for consumers to make healthier food choices. 

    This new food icon will be part of a comprehensive nutrition communication initiative that provides consumers with easy-to-understand actions, a new website with expanded information, and other tools and resources will be available from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. There will be press coverage. So, it looks like today’s “MyPyramid” will be a thing of the past.