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Extension

  • 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. 

  • 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