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Extension

  • Let’s talk about turkey

    Thanksgiving is a week from today, and I love talking about the ever-popular bird that can be found on dinner tables across our county and the nation—the turkey.

  • Let’s talk about turkey

    It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and soon delicious, juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals. It’s so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared, because we don’t want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness.

  • Let’s talk about turkey

    It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and soon delicious, juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals. It’s so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared, because we don’t want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness.

  • How to control the Dectes stem borer

    Soybean harvest is in full swing right now, and across Kentucky, the hot and wet growing season has resulted in some challenges for grain producers.

    Although we cannot control what Mother Nature brings our way, we can take steps to control some of the insects that have troubled us. One such insect is the Dectes stem borer that appears to be on the move.

  • It’s not too late to develop a budget for the holidays

    The holidays are quickly approaching. While holidays give people time to spend with loved ones, all the extra purchases for gifts, food and decorations can quickly escalate. If you have not been saving all year, you might be starting to feel the financial pinch that can come with the season.

  • Doyle on 4-H volunteers: ‘Words cannot express the value’
  • Navigating the holiday season as a caregiver

    It is hard to believe that it is Nov. 1, and the holidays are upon us. There may be new things this year that might be adding extra stress to your holidays. One example may be caregiving.

  • Get your horses ready for winter

    November has made its way into Carroll County, and winter will soon follow. Take time now to think about what your horses will need to thrive during the colder months. Here are some ideas to consider when feeding your horses this winter.

  • UK beef specialist offers advice on managing herds

    Dr. Les Anderson, the University of Kentucky Extension Service beef specialist, offers timely tips for beef cattle producers:

    Spring-calving herds

    Schedule a pregnancy examination of cows, if not done previously.

    Win-ter feeding costs can be minimized by eliminating open cows prior to winterfeeding.

    Preg-nancy status (pregnant versus open) can be determined using palpation, transrectal ultrasonography, or blood sampling.

    Stage of pregnancy can only be determined by palpation or ultrasonography (performed by your veterinarian).

  • Week set aside to honor Extension homemakers

    Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Week is Oct. 14 through 20, and the state’s more than 1,000 clubs are celebrating.

    The association is a volunteer organization that works with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to help improve the quality of life for families and Kentucky communities through leadership development, service and education.

    This week recognizes and celebrates their contributions to their community and the state during the past year.