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Farming

  • Anual meeting


    The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will be having their annual meeting of the local association on Monday, Nov. 7 at the Harrison County Extension Office. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a meal followed by the program and business meeting.

  • USDA-NRCS 2012 Farm Bill Program participation now underway

    Application and ranking schedules for 2012 first ranking cut-off period for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) applications will be Nov. 15, 2011.

  • Dead Animal Removal Assistance funds approved for Harrison Co.

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board has approved $7,500 at its monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Harrison County. The Harrison County Fiscal Court submitted a proposal to the Harrison County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

  • A tale of ghosts, bogies and turnips?

    It looks like this late turnip crop is going to be an exceptional one.  
    I will likely have some ready to harvest in honor of Halloween this year, too, which is quite apropos.
    What does the turnip have to do with Halloween you may ask? Well, they just may be more authentic than that pumpkin on the porch.  
    The pumpkins have been for sale for weeks and children have decided on costumes, but somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.   

  • 4-H Events

    Oct. 28: 4-H Project records due to the Extension Center
    Nov. 1: Harrison County 4-H Council meeting, 6 p.m., Harrison County Extension Center
    Nov. 1: 4-H Crocheting Project Organizational meeting, 3:30 p.m.
    Nov. 2: 4-H Officer Training, 3:30 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office
    Nov. 3: Harrison County Extension District Board, Harrison County Extension Center
    Nov. 16: Harrison County 4-H Saddle n Spur meeting, Harrison County 4-H Center Fairgrounds
    Nov. 23: Robert Wiggington 4-H Memorial Award due to Extension Office
    2012

  • Climate determines a tulip’s behavior

    When it comes to bulbs we don’t always meet with consistent success. And, before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.  
    Sunlight, crowded bulbs, pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season, or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance.
    The life cycle of a bulb is different than other herbaceous perennials.

  • Kentucky Beef Conference set for Oct. 25 in Lexington

    The Kentucky Beef Conference will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington, Ky. The program will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and the program beginning at 10 a.m.

  • 4-H News

    4-H Projects Records and 4-H Senior Honors Forms
    due in Extension Office
    4-H Senior and Junior 2010-2011 Project Achievement Records are due in the Extension Center by Oct. 28. These are for projects that were done during the past 2010-2011 4-H year. The record is to include the project record and a project story. Record form(s) may be picked up at the Extension Center.

  • 4-H Events

    Oct. 24: Harrison County 4-H Executive Committee, 4 p.m, HCEO
    Oct. 24: Harrison County Fair Committee meeting, 8 p.m., HCEO
    Oct. 24: Harrison County 4-H Center Board, 7 p.m. Harrison County Extension Center
    Oct. 28: 4-H Project records due to the Extension Center
    Nov. 1: Harrison County 4-H Council meeting, 6 p.m., Harrison County Extension Center
    Nov. 1: 4-H Crocheting Project Organizational meeting, 3:30 p.m.
    Nov. 2: 4-H Officer Training, 3:30 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office

  • Vaccines

    At the last Harrison County Beef Cattle Association meeting, one of the members suggested we have a meeting to discuss the merits of Kill Vaccines vs. Modified Live Vaccines. This has been discussed in meetings, at the farm supply stores, and even between one farmer to another.