Farm and Home

  • Grow your own asparagus



  • Jones attends conference

    Kim Jones, a local dairy farmer from Loretto, recently attended the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Mideast Area Young Cooperator  Conference in Newark, Ohio. Jones was among more than 100 DFA members who attended the conference.
    Jones, a third-generation farmer, milks 130 Holstein cows on 400 acres with her husband, Tim.
    At the conference, Jones attended a variety of presentations. Jones also had the opportunity to tour Kroger Co.’s Tamarack plant in Newark to view the process milk undergoes after leaving the dairy.

  • Raised beds have many benefits



  • Start seeds indoors



  • Sink your teeth into something different



  • Early blooms not just forsythia


    True to most springs in Kentuckiana one day is sunny and warm, the next cloudy and cold. It's an anxious time of the year for most gardeners as we watch the sun coax open a little patch of crocus or we catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.

    Must we wait for the forsythia to bloom as we pray for warmth?  No, there are plenty of other early bloomers to keep us happily occupied until spring truly arrives.

  • First-time gardener should plan a plot



  • KFB farmer of the Year application accepted

    With spring planting now underway, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) looks to sow a few seeds of its own as it calls for applications for the 2011 KFB Farmer of the Year award.
    The organization initiated a Farmer of the Year awards program as a way to recognize KFB members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.

  • Get 10 dogwood trees free with membership

    Celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to participate.
    Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2011 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.
    “White flowering dogwoods will add year-round beauty to your home and neighborhood,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Dogwoods have showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries which attract songbirds all winter.”

  • Southern States supports goals of Ag Day

    National Ag Day was March 15 as part of the celebration of National Ag Week, March 13-19. Southern States Cooperative, a Richmond, Va., based ag-supply retailer, joins with other members of the agriculture community in recognizing all that our nation’s farmers provide to consumers.
    A rapidly increasing global population is creating growing demand for food, fiber and renewable resources at home and abroad.