• USDA ARD and PLC price support deadline April 7

    Last Friday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill.

    The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also will be April 7, 2015.

  • Creative ways to increase your fruit and vegetable intake

    We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings. Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

  • Carroll County 4-H upcoming events

    Shooting Sports - Held at Rafter 7 Farm on Hwy. 389

    April 12 and every other Sunday: Shotgun at 2 p.m. and pistol at 4:30 p.m.

    April 13 and every other Monday: Rifle at 5:30 p.m.

    April 15 and every other Wednesday: Archery at 5:30 p.m. and muzzle loader at 6:30 p.m.


    March 30: Sewing orientation at 6 p.m. at the extension office

    April 6, 8: Beginning sewing from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the extension office

  • Farmers’ market is around the corner

    Spring has finally arrived!

    How nice to see temperatures on the rise (despite the chilly next couple of days we will be experiencing) and that grass continue to green up.

    As the soil temperatures also warm up, planting season is definitely on its way.

    Do you know what that means?

    Farmers’ market season will be opening soon.

  • New program helps people take ownership of their diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to control blood sugar (blood glucose). The effects of diabetes can include blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, and nerve damage. To understand diabetes, you first need to understand normal blood sugar.

    Normal blood sugar

  • Always Consequences

    What would happen if you were a student caught selling beer outside the gym during a basketball game? Or you were a baseball player who used dip and developed a sore in your mouth? Or you were at a party and a friend overdosed?

  • Tips offered for spring lawn care and flood cleanup

    Over the course of the last few weeks, we have been on a roller coaster of weather: below zero temperatures, inches and inches of snow and rain, and flooding waters.  Earlier this week, we received a reprieve from the roller coaster weather with 50, 60, and even 70 degree temperatures.

    Typical Kentucky weather, right?

  • Make a commitment to get active this spring

    New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or get healthier may be long forgotten, but spring, with its beautiful flowers and warmer weather, is the perfect time to rejuvenate those resolutions by getting active outdoors. 

    Most of us know that regular physical activity can help prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes, reduce the risk of some cancers, help you maintain a healthy weight; strengthen muscles and bones and improve your mental health. Regardless, most of us do not get the exercise we need.

  • The beach can be within your reach

    As the snow falls and winter’s cold breeze hits your face, you can’t help but dream of summer when you can finally trade in those snow boots for flip-flops and walks on the beach. However, with the joy of summer comes some not so exciting realities like overspending. From family vacations to those extra classes at the gym to get that summer body, spending can increase rather drastically if you’re not careful. But don’t fear, summer saving can be easy with the help of a few easy tips.

  • 4-H shooting sports gears up after spring break, 4-H camp June 22-26

    Carroll County Shooting Sports is geared up and ready to get started. 

    The orientation meeting will be Wednesday, March 18 at the Carroll County Extension Office (500 Floyd Drive).  This meeting is very important to explain the policies, rules and important information that all members and parents need to know.

    The following will give you an idea of the dates and times that the different disciplines will take place so you can look at your calendar and see if these will fit into your schedule.