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.
For Clayton Geralds, the Kentucky Alfalfa Conference positively impacted his operation and future.
Geralds was a Hart County dairy farmer using alfalfa to feed his animals when he attended the 3rd annual Kentucky Alfalfa Conference in 1983. Within seven years, he sold his entire herd to grow alfalfa and other quality forages to sell to horse farmers. He now grows alfalfa and timothy hay on more than 600 acres and is considered by many as one of the best hay producers in the state.
Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits for a variety of programs. The final date to certify wheat, oats, and barley is May 31. Failure to report acreage by this date could result in a late filed measurement service and fee to the producer.