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Extension

  • Carroll County 4-H’ers excel at horse competition

    This past weekend was the District 3 and 4 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort.

    Carroll County 4-H had two members competing and they were fantastic.

    This was Mallory Bickers’ last year of 4-H District Horse Show and it was a very successful one.

    Saturday

    Hunter/Jumper placings

    8th in Division lll Showmanship

    7th Hunter Over Fences

    6th Equitation Over Fences

    1st in Jumpers

    7th in Division lll Equitation on the Flat

    Sunday: Contesting

  • Carroll homemakers attend Ky. Extension Homemakers’ annual meeting

    The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association convened at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville May 7-9, for their 85th Annual Meeting. More than 590 attendees from across the state, including 110 first-time attendees, took part in the three-day meeting which focused on “Exploring Our Mountain Heritage.” Those attending from Carroll County were Patty Kost, Pat Kindoll, Georgia Miley, Pauline Batts, Pat Watkins and myself.

  • Check out the schedule of livestock shows at the fair

    Tomorrow marks Opening Day for the 2018 Carroll County Fair!

    This morning, from 9-noon, Open Exhibits are being accepted at the Exhibit Hall on the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Exhibits will be judged this afternoon and open to the public for display at the Exhibit Hall starting Saturday, June 2 from 6-10 p.m.

    4-H/FFA/Open livestock shows begin this weekend:

    Saturday, June 2 – Dairy Cattle/Dairy Goat/

    Beef Cattle

  • Extension offers timely tips for cattle producers

    Dr. Roy Burris, UK Beef Extension Specialist, offers timely tips for cattle producers:

    Spring-calving herd

    Continue supplying a high magnesium mineral until daytime temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees F.

    Improve or maintain body condition (BCS 5) of cows before breeding season starts, if necessary.

    Bulls should have a breeding soundness evaluation (BSE) well before the breeding season. They should also receive their annual booster vaccinations and be dewormed.

  • Tea for two, for you and me

    The Carroll County Homemakers are having a Spring Mother/Daughter Tea on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    The cost is $10 per person or $50 for a table of 6. Children under the age of seven are only $5 and will receive a gift. The money raised from the event will be donated to the University of Kentucky Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

    The program will include a light lunch, short program, silent auction, entertainment, and door prizes.

  • Blueberries, blackberries coming soon

    Be on the lookout next month for blueberries and blackberries at the Riverview Farmer’s Market. Blueberries, which are native to North America, are ready to harvest from early June through early August. Blackberries are ready to harvest from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer health benefits, but best of all, they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • Start planning now for summer vacation

    It’s time to start thinking about summer. This season is a great time to relax and spend time with family. One of the best ways to spend time with your family is during summer vacations, but planning for those can be expensive and time-consuming.

    To begin planning for a summer vacation, it is important to make a budget. This will help you decide where to go, where to stay and how to get there. A budget can also provide you with a spending guideline for once you reach your destination.

  • Livestock clinic May 4; Camp filling up

    Just a reminder about the livestock clinic this Friday, May 4, starting at 5 p.m. Poultry and rabbits will meet first in the Extension office and then go to the 4-H livestock barn on the fair grounds. All other animals will begin at 5 p.m. in the 4-H livestock barn.

    Bring your animal(s) to the meeting. If you are planning on showing an animal in 4-H, you must attend this meeting. Pizza will be served.

    Also on Friday from 3:30-5 p.m. will be the bulletin board decorating project. Livestock will begin right after the bulletin board project.

  • Tips for protecting pollinators like honey bees

    Pollinator protection has become a common phrase we frequently hear. Those of us working in agriculture recognize that honey bees and other pollinators are as much a part of agriculture as cattle and corn. Losses of honey bees since 2006 have been at unacceptable and unsustainable levels due to a variety of causes and has led to creation of pollinator protection plans.

    One of the risks that insect pollinators face is pesticides. When it comes to protecting pollinators from pesticides there are a few key risks that need to be managed.

  • Try a small-scale garden this year

    With more people living in urban areas or getting older, many think they do not have the space to garden or think about downsizing. A new publication from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, ID-248: Gardening in Small Spaces, describes how you can garden in a limited area.