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Farming

  • Prevented planting deadlines announced

    With spring planting underway, the Farm Service Agency is reminding producers to timely report any prevented or failed acreage to their local office.

  • Young Farmers
  • Opening day for Harrison Co. Farmer’s Market

    Spring has sprung at the Harrison County Farmers Market and we will begin the new season on Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m. This year we have been blessed with some new farmers and hobbyists joining the membership and we all hope to bring the community of Harrison County new and exciting produce, flowers, garden plants along with many handmade products for your shopping pleasure.

  • Don’t rush the summer vegetable garden

    I am heading to Boulder, Colo., for a Slow Money National Gathering Conference and at writing they are melting a record April snow fall; a warming trend occurs before my arrival, thank goodness.
    Our cold spring met with a blizzard in my destination that is the one opportunity I have to get away for some continuing education this year does not sit well.  
    While there is much to be done in the spring garden and our surrounding landscape, the cool season has helped to slow the sometimes frenetic pace.  

  • Farmers Market meeting tonight

    A certification meeting for the Farmers Market will be held Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office and will certify WIC, Seniors and GAP requirements for 2013.
    For those planning to participate in the 2013 Farmers Market make every effort to attend. Call 234-5510 if you have any questions.

  • Transition houseplants outdoors

    Our current warm sunny weather-it’s about time-has made everyone just delighted and the intoxication of it all may lead us to act impulsively.  
    I am as anxious as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors: my gardenia looks terrible in the dining room and the jasmine down stairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days.
    Those days are coming, just be slow about the transition from indoors to out.  

  • Earth Day 2013: The face of climate change

    State Farm Service Agency (FSA) John W. McCauley announces his support for Earth Day. Climate change can seem like a remote problem, but in fact it impacts real people, animals, and their environments. These Faces of Climate Change are multiplying every day. Fortunately, we can do something about it.

  • Farmers visit Rep. McKee
  • KFB seeks nominees for Farmer of the Year

    The 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

  • Match mulching material with plant’s needs

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks.  
    When done properly, it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature.
    These things can be achieved using a variety of materials, but which type of mulch suits your needs best?
    Predominately we use organic materials for mulching.  
    Organic mulches include plant or animal-derived materials like wood chips, pine needles, tree bark, grass clippings, composted manure, and worm castings.