• Tips can make cleaning a grill much easier

    Many of us enjoy the wonderful taste of food cooked on a grill, but cleaning the grill—not so much. Regular grill cleaning is important to help extend the life of your grill and for food safety purposes. Plus, it makes your food taste better.

    The easiest way to remember to clean your grill is to do so immediately after using it. This way, you don’t forget about it, and you are not faced with a greasy, caked-on mess the next time you go to grill.

  • Take steps to protect livestock from the heat

    Summer is here. We have already experienced some heat and humidity in the past week, but we know it is just a taste of what is to come.

    People are not the only ones who suffer when the temperatures rise. Farm animals feel it, too. You can recognize when livestock may be in danger from the heat and what you can do to increase their comfort.

    Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. The heat index is a combination of air temperature and humidity and is used to describe how it feels outside.

  • Advice for spring, fall calving herds

    Dr. Les Anderson, UK Extension Beef Specialist, offers some timely tips for cattle producers:

    Spring-calving cow herd

    Cows should be on good pasture with clover and preferably low endophyte levels in fescue for the spring breeding season. Keep pastures vegetative by clipping or making hay. They should have abundant shade and water. Our goal is to have cows become pregnant before July when temperatures and heat stress can ruin the “spring” breeding season.

  • 4-H camp hosts Carroll kids for weeklong experience
  • Take steps to control mosquitos outdoors

    Mosquitos can ruin outdoor activities in the warmer months. It may seem like a never-ending battle when you are fighting to control the pesky insects. With mosquito-borne diseases becoming more prevalent, it is even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home. Learning to do a few simple things could help protect you from more than the itchiness of a mosquito bite.

  • Rethinking discipline: Don’t tear down children

    Many times, parents equate disciplining their children with punishment. But there is a completely different way to think about discipline and still raise productive, respectful adults who are successful members of society.

    If you get to the root of the word, discipline actually means to teach or give instruction to someone. So if you think about disciplining your children as providing constructive teaching or instruction, then you can build a level of respect while still strengthening your bond with them. 

  • Grilling fruits, vegetables is a quick way to add some flavor

    Grills are so versatile for preparing a variety of foods including fruits and vegetables. Grilling fruits and vegetables has many benefits. You can add new flavors to some of your favorite dishes, increase your family’s fruit and vegetable intake, and they typically take 10 minutes or less to cook. This summer, enjoy some of your favorite healthy dishes fresh from the grill.

  • CAIP applications now being accepted at conservation office

    Applications are now available for the 2019 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) at the Carroll County Conservation District Office, 1804 High-land Ave., Carroll-ton or the Carroll County Exten-sion Office.

    All applications must be to the Conservation District Office by July 5 at 4:30 p.m.

    Office hours for the Conservation District are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday– 8 a.m. to nonn and Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • NAS makes 4-H donation
  • Refrigerator Tetris is not a good game to play

    Refrigerator Tetris is when you have just so much stuff shoved into the refrigerator that it looks like you’re playing that popular video puzzle game.

    This is probably not the best situation.