Farm and Home

  • Let’s hear it for the underdogs


  • Spring weed control starts this week


  • 3-14-12 Farm Briefs

    The Third Thursday Thing
    The Third Thursday Thing will be held on March 15 at Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm, Frankfort KY. For more information, contact the extension office at (270) 692-2421.

    4-H Fishing Club
    4-H Fishing Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at the Sportsman Lake. For more information contact the Marion County Extension Office (270) 692-2421 or Shelton Young.

  • 4-H speeches are upon us

    When you see a 4-H clover in the springtime...what do you think of?
    4-H speeches! The Marion County 4-H Speech program has a long standing tradition of excellence. We are known throughout the state for the quality and quantity of speeches presented!
    During the 2011 4-H Speech Event, Marion County volunteer judges critiqued over 700 4-H speeches presented by Marion County’s youth. This is an awesome opportunity for young people to develop their public speaking skills while in turn boosting self-esteem and adding to their collection of life skills.

  • 3-14-12 Pet of the Week
  • Spring peepers welcome us back


  • It’s time to uncover your strawberry patch


  • Farmers invited to attend outreach program

    The Kentucky State Police is partnering with the University of Kentucky and the Monroe County Extension Office to provide a ‘Farmer Outreach’ forum that will forge enhanced relationships between law enforcement and the agricultural community.  
    The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Monroe Co Extension office located at 1194 Columbia Ave Tompkinsville, Ky.  Topics of discussion will include safety regulations, licensing requirements and driver qualifications.  

  • Kentucky Grazing Schools focus on improving pasture management

    Katie Pratt
    Special to the Enterprise
    Grazing is the most cost effective way for producers to feed their ruminant animals. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host the Kentucky Grazing School at two different times and locations this year to help producers better manage their grazing systems.
    The first grazing school will be April 10-11 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.
    The second school is scheduled for Sept. 11-12 at the Woodford County extension office in Versailles.

  • Goat Field Day is March 15

    The Third Thursday Workshop “Goat Field Day” will be held March 15 in Frankfort. It will be a Goat Field Day. Future topics will include USDA-NRCS programs plus a home schooled students program (April 19), pastured poultry (May 17), horticulture - fruit crops (June 21) and 15th Anniversary of Third Thursday Field Day (July 19). For more information, contact Marion Simon at Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY  40601, (502) 597-6437 or email him at marion.simon@kysu.edu.