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Extension

  • 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.

  • Blue Star allows military families to visit museums free

    The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce the launch of the second Blue Star Museums, a partnership with more than 1,300 museums across America. Participating museums offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011.

  • Final 4-H Camp Orientation June 30

    The final 4-H Camp Orientation will be Thursday, June 30 at the Carroll County Extension Office which is located at 500 Floyd Drive. The sessions begin at 6 p.m. You need to attend if you did not attend the first one.

    You will be signing up for your camp classes at the orientation and we will be going over camper expectations, what to bring, what not to bring and an overview of what will be going on during camp week. I am excited as we have over 50 kids signed up for camp this year.

    Farm Field Day

  • 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?