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Extension

  • International luncheon offers a taste of China Feb. 22

    The Carroll County Extension Homemakers have selected China as their country of interest for the annual International Luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 22. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Service office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    Guest speaker will be Caroline Reisner, who recently returned from teaching English in Jiujiang, China.

    Reisner will share her experiences living in the country. In her presentation she will cover women’s role and the empowerment of women in current Chinese culture.

  • Is brown bread whole grain? What’s color got to do with it?

    Whole grains consist of the entire grain seed, usually called the kernel.

    The kernel has three components: bran, germ, and endosperm. All grains are whole grains when they are first harvested and if they keep these three in the final food product, they qualify as a whole grain.

  • Variety of workshops available through extension office

    On Feb. 15 there will be a production meeting at the Capstone Produce Auction from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for those interesting in growing for an auction market. Most of the speakers will be UK Extension Specialists.

  • Programs to focus on beef, produce

    Dr. Les Anderson, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist in Beef Reproduction, will be at the Carroll County Extension Office on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. to present a program on synchronizing your beef cows to improve production.

  • Upcoming programs to explain new dietary guidelines 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    The day has finally arrived. The long-awaited 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released last Wednesday morning.  

    Here is a little bit of background information about the new Dietary Guidelines:

  • Wear red to fight heart disease

    On National Wear Red Day®, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, millions of Americans will join in the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red to stop heart disease in our lifetime.

    Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year. This means women just like you – mothers, sisters and friends – are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know what you know: that heart disease kills.

  • Carroll County cattlemen to meet

    The next meeting of the Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association will be tomorrow night, Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. There will be a meal followed by a business meeting. We will be electing officers as part of the meeting. The program will be presented by Dr. Ray Smith and will cover dealing with pastures and hay fields following last year’s drought. If you plan to attend please RSVP to the office at 732-7030 by noon Thursday, Jan. 27 for a meal count.

    Dealing With Your Pastures and Hay Fields after the Drought

  • Jan. 24 workshop shows how to grow the perfect tomato

    Have you ever grown the perfect tomato? Have you come close to growing a perfect tomato?

    Next Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office there will be a workshop on growing the perfect tomato. Tim Coolong, Extension vegetable production specialist, will be presenting a program on growing the perfect tomato. When Tim and I were talking about the topic he said he didn’t think he had ever grown a perfect tomato but was sure he could talk about how to do it.

  • Healthy weight week is chance to begin making changes

    Jan. 16-22 is Healthy Weight Week promoting healthy lifestyles for kids and adults. This week is to encourage regular activity and eating right meant to help us develop healthy habits for our entire lifetime.

    What are some key points toward healthy lifetime habits? Just looking at common behaviors in our high speed society can answer this.

  • Extension program set for managing health, weight

    Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight? Maybe you did, or maybe not. Think about it, would you still like to have fun with friends as you work on losing that extra unhealthy weight in ways you can keep it off?