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  • 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.

  • Wilt caused by more than heat in vegetable patch




  • FSA emergency loans are available

    On May 27, President Osama Obama amended disaster declaration M1976 to include five Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred from April 22, 2011, through May 20.
    Those counties are Christian, Hopkins, Menifee, Nelson and Rowan.

  • County receives Phase I agriculture funds

    Marion County has received $202,000 in Phase I funds, which can be used for the production of the following programs:
    • Agricultural Diversi-fication
    • Cattle Genetics Improve-ment
    • Cattle Handling
    • Commercial Poultry, Dairy, and Swine
    • Farm Fencing Improve-ment
    • Farm Structure and Commodity Handling
    • Farmland Improvement and Utilization
    • Goat and Sheep Diversi-fication
    • On-farm Energy Efficiency & Production
    • On-farm Water Enhance-ment

  • Local foods are cleaner, healthier, taste better




  • Get to know your beneficial insects


  • Eighty-nine students to attend Institute for Future Ag Leaders

    Summer vacation may be just starting up for most students, but that doesn’t mean Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) emphasis on education is slowing down. Eighty-nine high school juniors from 57 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend KFB’s 26th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), held in two locations later this month.
    Marion County High School student Jason Miracle is one of 44 participants attending IFAL at the University of Kentucky.

  • Local students awarded scholarships

    Olivia Jones, Angela Lyvers, Cody Rakes, Evan Thompson and Alexa York, all of Marion County High School, are the 2011 recipients of a $500 college scholarship from Marion County Farm Bureau. These awards are five of the 210 college scholarships worth a total of $269,100 that the Marion County Farm Bureau, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and numerous other individual county Farm Bureaus awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • Nominations are accepted through August 1

    The election of responsible agricultural producers to Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees is important to all farmers with large or small operations.
    It is crucial that every eligible producer take part in this election because county committees are a direct link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Committee members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level.