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Extension

  • 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.

  • Fair livestock shows were great this year

    What excellent 4-H/FFA/Open Livestock Shows we had this year at the Carroll County Fair!

    This year’s shows included dairy cattle, dairy goat, beef cattle, poultry, rabbit, sheep, dog, swine, and market goat. The rain canceled the horse show, but we saw our highest animal and exhibitor numbers to date! Seventy individual exhibitors showed animals over the course of the fair, with several showing multiple nights. Of those seventy, 16 were Carroll County 4-H’ers and three were Carroll County FFA members. A total of 274 animals came through the barn!

  • Buchanan has strong showing at 4-H District Horse Show
  • Get the best quality garden by limiting water intake

    As our vegetables gardens are taking off, it is typical to think that all vegetables will be the best quality only if they get adequate water throughout the growing season.

    While it is indeed important to water vegetables well while they are being established and during flowering, sometimes the best quality garden produce results when water is somewhat limited.

    What?

    Let me explain…

  • Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association convenes annual meeting

    The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) held the organization’s 86th annual State Meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Louis-ville, Ken-tucky May 14-16. More than 575 attendees from across the state, including 95 first-time participants, took part in the three-day meeting celebrating the theme “The Sun Shines Bright.”

    Five Homemakers and I attended the meeting from Carroll County. They included Patty Kost, Georgia Miley, Pat Kindoll, Marie Vandiver and Pat Watkins.

  • Fair exhibts accepted Friday; display opens Saturday

    Tomorrow marks Opening Day for the 2019 Carroll County Fair!

    This morning, from 9 a.m. to 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 1 from 6-10 p.m.

    4-H/FFA/Open livestock shows being held over the coming week:

  • Wet soil poses fungus risk; use fungicides carefully

    Spring rains can create growing conditions that are devastating to most landscape plants. Wet soils are favored by a group of pathogens called water molds, or oomycetes, which cause a range of root and stem diseases.

    Water molds are found in most soils, but plant stress and high pathogen numbers can lead to severe disease. One common water mold is Phytophthora. This pathogen is common in Kentucky and has recently been diagnosed causing root rot on numerous plants, such as blueberry, arborvitae, and Colorado blue spruce.

  • 4-Hers get ready for county fair

    This past week end was a busy one for our Carroll County 4-H members.

    Getting ready for Carroll County Fair exhibits, the members used their creativity to decorate trash cans and bulletin boards that will be placed in the home environment category at the fair.

    Joe Hamilton and Terry Cauley taught the electricity class where the members made a galvanometer (an electromechanical instrument used for detecting and indicating an electric current).

  • Jacob offers tips for success in raising chickens

    Last month, Dr. Jacquie Jacob visited the Extension Office to discuss raising backyard poultry.

    Backyard chicken flocks are popular in all areas of Kentucky. Dr. Jacob offered to help you have a successful flock and produce your own eggs. Preparation and education are essential for success.

    Chickens require daily care. You must feed them, provide clean water, and collect eggs every day. This is a good opportunity to teach children responsibility, but make sure they can fit it into their daily routine and that you supervise them.