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Extension

  • 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?

  • Keeping records, education opportunities

    The next Cooking with Shawn class will be Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office. I’m not sure what the topic will be but it will be good. This will be the last class for a while as Shawn will be having surgery on his elbow (see what extreme whisking will do to you). Classes will begin again when the doctor says he can safely whisk again. I am just giving Shawn a hard time but give him high kudos for his cookbook. Ruth Ann has read it cover to cover and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes.

  • Cattlemen’s meeting moved; educational sessions set

    The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Meeting that I mentioned in my article for Jan. 6 will now be Jan. 27 as part of the presentation by Ray Smith about decisions and options for our pastures and hay fields following the drought. 

    There will be a meal starting at 6 p.m. with the forage program starting at 7 p.m.

     

    Small Ruminant
    Grazing Conference

    Small ruminant production is on the rise in Kentucky, as farmers realize the potential of raising sheep and goats in the commonwealth.

  • New regulations gift cards will protect consumers

    Did you receive a “gift card” for Christmas this year? If so, your card is one of around $100 billion gift cards given yearly.

    Gift cards have increased yearly since they were first introduced, but many are never used. As one study showed, “27 percent of people receiving gift cards had not used them nearly a year later.” In 2006, $8 billion worth of gift cards were never used.