Farm and Home

  • Ageism is a social issue with potential to grow

    By Elizabeth Creed

  • Choose treats wisely

    By Jessica Spalding Bickett

    My dad would take us all over the neighborhood and beyond trick-or-treating when I was little. The amount of candy we ended up with was so enormous that we still had Halloween candy at Easter. (Of course, it was mostly the stuff we didn’t like.) There was one house, every year, where the lady always gave us the same thing - an apple.

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  • Climate determines a tulip’s behavior


  • Seventy-third annual meeting held Oct. 10

    The 73rd annual meeting of the Marion County Farm Bureau was called to order by Larry Elder, president, at 7 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Lebanon Masonic Temple.
    Matt Ingram gave the invocation.
    President Elder then recognized special guests, including Senator David Givens, Chris French, Matt Ingram, District Directors Scott Travis and Joe Paul Mattingly, Michelle and Kevin Armstrong, Johnny Wills, Steve Miller from Congressman Brett Guthrie’s office and Larry and Grace Hardin from Washington County.

  • Ag event will pair producers with distributors

    Local farmers, listen up. If you grow it, or maybe want to grow it, they will come. “They” are food distributors that want and need more local food for their clients.
    Louisville Farm to Table and Washington County Cooperative Extension are teaming up to put food distributors that need locally grown food in the same room as folks in the state that either are or are willing to consider growing it.
    To set the table, a meal of locally grown food will be prepared for those attending the conference.

  • Federal government takes action on Radon to prevent cancer deaths

    Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.  Oct. 17-24 is Federal Radon Action Week according to The Surgeon General.  
    The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a National health problem and encourage radon testing during the October awareness drive.
    Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas. One in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon.

  • Plant garlic now for 2012 summer harvest




  • Conservation Farm Bill programs are in effect

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.  The application process for 2008 Farm Bill conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year.  The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign up period is November 15, 2011.