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Farming

  • Young Farmers banquet planned

    The Harrison County Young Farmers is planning their local banquet on March 25, 2013 at the Harrison County Extension Office. Meal will begin at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Warren Beeler with the Ky Dept. of Agriculture to follow.
    The group meets on Monday nights at the high school  at 7 p.m. Some upcoming speakers that are planned are Mike Meyer on March 4 doing a farm safety meeting and on March 12 Dr Michell Arnold UK Extension Veterinarian.
    Any questions call Jerry Prows at 859-234-6428.

  • Young Farmers banquet planned for March 25

    The Harrison County Young Farmers is planning their local banquet on March 25, 2013 at the Harrison County Extension Office. Meal will begin at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Warren Beeler with the Ky Dept. of Agriculture to follow.
    The group meets on Monday nights at the high school  at 7 p.m. Some upcoming speakers that are planned are Mike Meyer on March 4 doing a farm safety meeting and on March 12 Dr Michell Arnold UK Extension Veterinarian.
    Any questions call Jerry Prows at 859-234-6428.

  • The chicken or the egg?

    Yes, the age old question about which came first springs to mind this time of the year as the stores start to stock the shelves with chicken raising paraphernalia.  
    We have a total of 130 chicks in brooders in the basement and garage.  
    There are two sets:  including 3-week-old Brown Leghorns and Araucanas intended to join our laying hens once they have fully feathered; and another set of 100 Freedom Rangers intended for the pasture of the nut grove where they will range and grow to broiler weight for a May 7 appointment at the processors.

  • Young Farmers banquet planned

    The Harrison County Young Farmers is planning their local banquet on March 25, 2013 at the Harrison County Extension Office. Meal will begin at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Warren Beeler with the Ky Dept. of Agriculture to follow.
    The group meets on Monday nights at the high school  at 7 p.m. Some upcoming speakers that are planned are Mike Meyer on March 4 doing a farm safety meeting and on March 12 Dr Michell Arnold UK Extension Veterinarian.
    Any questions call Jerry Prows at 859-234-6428.

  • Tree seedlings available through Division of Forestry, orders being taken for spring plantings

    With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time for landowners, businesses, local governments, churches and homeowners to plan their tree-planting activities by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF).

  • Put late winter pruning on your to-do list

    In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day.  
    I managed eight solid things, none were frivolous; and one prompted the whole exercise: I love warm February days.  
    This beautiful February day set into motion a very productive weekend.  
    It felt so good to get some good old-fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about.  
    It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.

  • Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Society offering fruit trees for sale

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is offering a limited supply of cherry, pear, plum, and apple trees for sale for $20 each through March 25. These are fine varieties for home and garden use, carefully selected for Kentucky growing conditions. Support the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of SWCS and experience the joy of growing your own fruit. Select from the following varieties:

  • Handling cattle safely, more efficiently

    Proper design and quick recognition of problems that impede cattle flow are essential for safe, efficient cattle handling.

  • Harrison County Conservation Breakfast meeting is Feb. 20

    The Harrison County Conservation District is hosting the annual Conservation Breakfast meeting on Feb. 20, 2013 at the Cooperative Extension Office. This years program will be, Farming in the 21st Century: a practical approach to improve Soil Health, presented by John Graham, NRCS State Soil Health Specialist.

  • St. Valentine revisited

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic Saint became a commercial success.