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Extension

  • Phase I, conservation reserve program sign-ups in March

    I hope you noticed the ad in the paper recently about the sign-up period for the Phase I cost-share money.
    Applications will be taken from Wednesday, March 16, through 4:30 p.m. March 30; they will be available at the Extension Office, and anyone on my mailing list will receive an application in the mail. They will be sent out Tuesday, March 15.
    The sign-up this time has a 25- to 75-percent match, with a limit of $2,500. Receipts dated from Sept. 21 through the end of the program will be eligible.

  • Diet, exercise keep brain healthy

    March 14-20 is Brain Awareness Week, so start thinking about your brain.
    The brain is an amazing organ. It controls all organs and bodily functions, all of our thoughts, emotions and memory, and gives us the ability to be self-aware.
    Like other body parts, it is natural for the brain to lose some its sharpness; but it can deteriorate even faster without proper care.
    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, staying physically active and maintaining a “brain-healthy” diet is important, as is staying socially active and mentally alert.

  • Carroll Co. wins $210,000 state agricultural development grant

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $210,000 in Carroll County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) at their January business meeting. The Carroll County Agriculture Development Fund Inc. submitted a proposal to the Carroll County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.

  • State imposes limits on outdoor burning

    Kentucky law designates Feb. 15-April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season. During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The law is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing outdoor burning only after 6 p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread.

  • Second class on photography tackles copying images

    Do you have pictures on your camera and you are not sure about the next step?

    We will be talking about saving and transferring pictures to computer. The next steps would be editing pictures and then getting them printed. We will be covering those topics this Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Extension office.

    Please bring pictures and if you want a laptop computer. I will have a couple of extra computers for the attendees to use.

    Managing calving season

  • Pulled cream candy, needlework classes set for February

    Do you yearn for the wonderful cream candy made by your grandmother or mother in days gone past? If so, you can learn to make it yourself.
     
    On Thursday, Feb. 24, we are having a cream candy making class from 6-8 p.m. at the Extension office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    This class was originally planned for November, but due to an illness by our instructor it had to be postponed. Even though the weather is getting warmer, we still wanted to offer this class.

  • Pulled cream candy, needlework classes set for February

    Do you yearn for the wonderful cream candy made by your grandmother or mother in days gone past? If so, you can learn to make it yourself.
     
    On Thursday, Feb. 24, we are having a cream candy making class from 6-8 p.m. at the Extension office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    This class was originally planned for November, but due to an illness by our instructor it had to be postponed. Even though the weather is getting warmer, we still wanted to offer this class.

  • Photography workshop, club sessions set for February

    Do you have a camera that you still haven’t figured out? The new digital cameras are mini-computers and can be quite complicated.

    I will be offering the first of two beginning photography workshops this Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Extension Office. The second workshop will build on the first but attending the first isn’t a requirement for attending the second.

  • 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.