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Farming

  • 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.

  • Plant garlic now for 2012 summer harvest

    For centuries garlic has been enjoyed for its culinary, medicinal and spiritual qualities, including fending off evil spirits and vampires and acting as an anti-bacterial.
    There was evidence of garlic in King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered so obviously the ancient Egyptians were growing it as far back as 2100 B.C.
    That’s some serious culinary history.
    There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or softneck garlic and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.   

  • Smith ranked 9th in Angus registrations

    Ishmael Smith, Cynthiana, ranked as ninth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Kentucky having recorded 99 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

  • Local livestock headed to NAILE

    Double Diamond Farm, Cynthiana, has entered eight head of Gelbvieh in the Beef division of the 38th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). NAILE is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show. Scheduled for Nov. 5-18, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.