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Extension

  • Want to try something new? Consider joining the Extension Homemakers

    If you are interested in learning something new or giving back to your community, you may consider joining the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. Clubs across Kentucky are currently recruiting new individuals. Everyone is welcome to join! Joining gives you the opportunity to learn new things, meet new people and travel across Kentucky.

    The goal of KEHA is to improve the quality of life for families and communities. Each group carries out this objective differently based on region or interest.

  • Dec. 1 is last day for youth to register for this year’s 4-H country ham contest

    It is that time of year where youth ages 9 to 18 can register to be a part of the 4-H country ham project. Kentucky ranks second in the United States in country ham production, and some people consider country ham one of the standard symbols of the state.

    Kentucky 4-H began offering the country ham project in the 1990s with less than 40 participants the first year. Now, nearly 800 youth from 65 counties exhibit their hams at the annual contest at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Herbst celebrates with turkey, Thanksgiving facts

    As promised, here are some fun Thanksgiving and turkey facts to give you a good “gobble, gobble…”

  • Herbst celebrates with turkey, Thanksgiving facts

    As promised, here are some fun Thanksgiving and turkey facts to give you a good “gobble, gobble…”

  • Create a car winter emergency kit

    If the weather last week was an indication of the future, it looks like we might be in for a bad winter. Wintertime can be dangerous for travelers. Not only do you sometimes have to contend with deteriorating road conditions caused by snow and ice, but life-threatening situations can arise if you find yourself stranded on the road for a significant amount of time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.