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Today's Features

  • Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, congratulates David Peterson and Albert Peterson of Peterson Farms in Marion County for being among the winners in the 2011 Kentucky Extension Corn Yield Contest.
    In the conventional category, David Peterson of Peterson Farms of Marion County had the second place entry with 265.97 bushels per acre with Pioneer® hybrid 32T16.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Come & See Weekend
    Feb. 17 - 19, 2012 - The Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, Indiana are holding a “Come & See” event for high school girls, freshmen to seniors. This is a chance to learn what it is like to be a nun in today’s world. Pray, eat, and recreate with the sisters. For more information call Sister Michelle Sinkhorn at 1-800-738-9999, or visit our web page www.thedome.org, where you can also register online. Parent permission is required.
    Black history program

  • Everyone’s first thought that comes to mind when thinking about February is of course, Valentine’s Day. Every year, this day is used to celebrate those we care about and love. Not only should we use this month to remember those who have taken a place in our hearts, we should also use this month as a reminder to keep our heart healthy. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it is very important that people know how to eat healthy to decrease their risk of developing this deadly disease.