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Extension

  • Fruits and vegetables or juice?

    Among the most well-established and accepted nutritional advice from health professionals is to eat more fruits and vegetables. Juicing, the latest and greatest thing to hit the market is encouraging consumers to eat — or rather, drink — your daily fruits and vegetables through juices made yourself. Is this new “juicing” trend actually worth it?

    First, know the difference between a smoothie and juicing. These two processes are different and the nutritional value and health benefits are different.

  • Program helps farmers develop good practices

    As tobacco producers make their way to receiving stations, chances are they will be encouraged to sign up for a Grower ID through an organization called GAP Connections.

    GAP stands for Good Agri-cultural Practices, and GAP Connect-ions is a nonprofit organization aiming to create awareness and cultivate positive environmental and social impact through good agricultural practices in the tobacco industry.

  • Sports drinks vs. water: water wins for most people

    While the public is being bombarded with messages to drink fluids during exercise, research evidence is lacking that sports drinks, over plain water, are actually necessary to stay hydrated.

    According to the advice of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietet-ics, Sports Nutrition manual, individuals exercising 45 minutes or less, even at a moderate rate, don’t need sports drinks in place of water during their workout.

  • Extension Service offerings in February are extensive

    Local residents will have the opportunity to participate in a number of programs offered in the next few weeks by Carroll County Extension office.

    These offerings deal with topics such as health, sewing, quilting, diabetes and embroidery.

    Later in February and March, we are also planning an Extension Homemaker lesson, “Why Quilts Matter on February 18, classes in the heritage skill of huck toweling on March 4, and classes in beginning sewing, basics of cooking and baking and healthy weight management. 

  • Program set to provide training for Master Stockers

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service will host the Master Stocker Program, beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 6.

    The Master Stocker Program is a Kentucky Beef Network Program, funded by the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board, that is developed and delivered by the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    It consists of eight 2 1/2-hour sessions focusing on background and stocker operations in Kentucky.  All sessions will be held through Micro-soft Lync at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office.

  • Extension Homemakers host ‘Snowflakes and Soup’ program Thursday

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers are hosting “Snowflakes and Soup” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Carroll County Exten-sion office.

    Presi-dent Patty Kost invites all members and friends to come out for a night of making crafts and plenty of different soups for tasty enjoyment.  If you are interested in Extension Homemakers and would like to find out more about the organization, this is a chance to do so.

    Anyone wanting more information should call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030.

  • 4-H programs offer many opportunities

    The New Year is a great time to get involved with Kentucky 4-H. With 4-H programs in all 120 counties, there are numerous opportunities near you. You can get involved by participating in a club, enjoying a project, leading a group or becoming a volunteer. In 4-H, the opportunities are endless.

    Some 4-H activities or clubs that you or your child might enjoy participating in are:

  • March brings the first early round of plantings for local vegetable gardens

    The countdown to the first day of spring is on: It’s now 57 days.

    With the snowfall and cold temperatures we have seen this week, I am definitely looking forward to welcoming spring with open arms.

    As spring approaches, our thoughts travel to preparing our vegetable garden for the season. You do not need to wait for warm weather to start your vegetable garden.

    Did you know there are several types of vegetables you can start as early as March?

  • Extension office offers tips on spring calving cows

    The following are tips on spring calving a cow herd:

    Start cows on the high magnesium mineral supplement soon. Consider protein supplementation if hay is less than 10 percent crude protein.  If cows are thin, begin energy (grain) supplementation now. 

    Consider vaccinating the cows to help prevent calf scours.

    Get ready for calving season. See that all equipment and materials are ready, including obstetrical equipment, record forms or booklets, eartags, scales for obtaining birthweights, etc. 

  • Hunter featured at sewing expo

    The “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16. This is the eighth year of the popular expo with sewing enthusiasts from around the Commonwealth and nearby states attending. Classes will be taught by professionals and skilled sewing teachers from Kentucky and across the county. This year’s teachers are from Kentucky, New York, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina.