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Extension

  • 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. 

  • Pasture walk planned in Owen County

    The Eden Shale Grazing Network hosts its first pasture walk of the summer 6:30-8 p.m., June 2 at the Eden Shale Research Farm in Owen County. There is a pasture walk planned August, Septem-ber and October.

    A pasture walk is a stroll through a pasture and talking about what we see. This would be the current state of the pasture, weed pressures and what types of weeds we are seeing, insect damage and other pests plus any other management decisions that need to be made.

    Carroll County Fair

  • Exhibits for Carroll County Fair to be accepted June 2

    The Carroll County Extension Service held our first “Extension Fair” Saturday, May 21. The purpose of the fair was to acquaint local residents with the programs conducted by the Carroll County Exten-sion Service and to interest residents in taking advantage of our many programs and services available for youth and adults. We had a good turnout, considering it was our first endeavor of this nature

  • 2011 Extension Fair
  • 2011 Extension Fair
  • Disaster assistance available

    On May 4, President Obama declared 14 Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that started April 26 and, in some places, continues.

    Carroll County is on this list, along with Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carter, Fleming, Gallatin, Kenton, Lawrence, Morgan, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen and Washington.

  • Cost-share funding topic of May 19 forum

    Tomorrow night, the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy is hosting a forum about the future of investments by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (the cost-share money).

    This is the first of several forums around the state. It will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. A carpool will leave the Extension office at 5:30 p.m. to attend.

    Extension Fair

  • Programs fight childhood obesity through exercise

    Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service hosts its first Extension Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21 at our office at 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    We invite all residents to come out and learn about our programs, enjoy lunch and have the chance to win a big screen television donated by McNeal’s Hardware. We hope you will stop by.

    Eating, physical activity
    guidelines to fight obesity