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Farm and Home

  • Sign-ups have begun

    Producers that have wheat, corn, soybean, oats, barley or grain sorghum bases on file at the FSA office can start enrolling their base acres to participate in the Direct Counter/Cyclical Program.

  • Conference offers beef producers solutions to industry challenges

    By Aimee Nielson

    The beef industry is always changing, sometimes very rapidly with regard to weather, market prices, fuel and other input costs. Add in external forces such as national and world politics, economics, animal rights and consumer perceptions, and beef producers have many situations to manage and overcome to be profitable.

  • Calling all produce growers

     

  • Aquaculture workshop covers basics and then some

    For those interested in dipping their toes into aquaculture, Kentucky Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop, Aquaculture Basics, on Saturday, March 10, at the Kentucky State University Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort.
    Welcome and sign-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. EST, and presentations will start at 8:30 and continue until noon.

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show is set for April 14, 15

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Farm, Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and Sunday April 15. The show will feature displays of nursery and landscaping, agriculture and livestock exhibits, outside and inside home use products, activities for children and educational seminars.  The hours of the show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The show is free.

  • Winners are announced in second annual quilt show

    Submitted by Elizabeth Creed

    The Marion County Extension Homemaker Association held the second annual Kentucky Bluegrass Quilt Show in conjunction with the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Marion County High School. The show was more than a success with 81 quilts entered into the show and over 200 people in attendance. Along with the Grand Champion money winners, below are the categorical winners:

  • Gear up for your orchard maintenance

     

  • 4-H Briefs

    Calvary Congress
    The Calvary Congress 4-H Club met in Ms. Parman’s 5th grade class at Calvary Elementary on Nov. 11, 2011. To start things off, Santana Alvarez, vice-president, lead the 4-H pledge. The Calvary Congress is ready for Thanksgiving! As the club presented their program, we tried to get their class into the Thanksgiving spirit. After the presentation they began talking about Election Day. As we closed up our meeting, two members of our club, Jaxon Wheatley and Travis Wiser, both motioned for the meeting to be adjourned.

  • FH&G Show applications available

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Farm, Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and Sunday April 15. The show is free.
    This event will be held in Lebanon at the former tobacco servicing station. New exhibitors are welcome. For more information, please contact the Marion County Chamber of Commerce at (270) 692-9594 or e-mail smattingly@marioncountykychamber.com. The application deadline is March 19. You may also visit www.marioncountykychamber.com to download an application and pay online.
     

  • Training for private pesticide applicators is Feb. 21

    The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in Marion County will be hosting certification training for private pesticide applicators in Marion County on Feb. 21, if there is enough interest.
    There will be training at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. If your pesticide card has expired or will expire in 2012, you must contact the Extension office at (270) 692-2421 to schedule a time to take the training on Feb. 21.
    Will Stallard,  Casey County Agricultural Extension Agent, will be coming to do the training.