Farm and Home

  • Miracle attends IFAL conference in Lexington

    Marion County high school student Jason Miracle recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).
    Miracle and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 20-24 at the University of Kentucky.
    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 13-17 at Murray State University for an additional 45 students.

  • Pasta and bacon are the perfect combination



  • Find, fix tomato problems



  • Wise, Tatum are winners

    The 2011 Jr. Dairy Farmer and Little Dairy Princess drawing was held June 30 at the Marion County Agricultural building.
    The young girls participating were:
    • Chloe Wise, 4, daughter of Tara Tatum and Joe Darrell Wise
    • Addison Jones, 3, daughter of Curtis and Denise Jones and
    • Elise Carpenter, 10, daughter of Mary Beth Cornish and Donte Carpenter
    The young boys participating were:
    • Easton Tatum, 15 months, son of Lance and Melissa Tatum
    • Dallas Tatum, 4, son of Lance and Melissa Tatum

  • Life is a drag for bagworms

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing it until it’s too late?
    Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.
    Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • Life is a drag for bagworms




  • Japanese Beetles are back

    If you called the office last week or emailed me chances are you were told I was off....well on vacation!  I had a great week with my wife and kids, it was nice to relax and just stay home for a few days.  We only made two day trips including a trip to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and I must admit if you have kids it is a must see.  There were lots of hands-on activities and some really awesome things to see even for us big kids.

  • Master Conservationist
  • Good biscuits take practice



  • Local 4-H’ers go to camp

    Thirty-eight Marion County 4-H-ers traveled to the Lake Cumberland 4-H Center in Jabez May 30 for a fun-filled week at camp. Activities that these 4-H-ers took part in included swimming, canoeing, high and low ropes, nature, archery, recreation, sports, the Agriculture Mobile Science Unit and a service project.  For more information about camp or any other 4-H activities call the Extension 0ffice, 692-2421.
    Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.