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Farming

  • 4-H News

    4-H Club Organization and Project Enrollment in Progress
    We are meeting with all 4th and 5th graders and middle school students to give them an opportunity to enroll in 4-H for the upcoming year. In addition all high school students grades 9-12, St. Edwards Club and home school students are eligible to participate in 4-H. Enrollment packets are also available at the Harrison County Extension office.
    The enrollment forms should be returned as soon as possible to school offices or the Harrison County Extension Office so we can make project member lists and club lists.

  • Yazell Farms joins membership of American Angus Association

    Yazell Farms, Cynthiana, Kentucky, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world.  Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 19 million registered Angus.

  • Beware of Prussic acid with frost approaching

    When we woke up Sunday morning and temperatures were in the low to mid 30’s, it became evident that the seasons were changing. Pastures are important to our livestock operations and there are precautions we need to think about when we have these seasonal changes.

  • 4-H News

    4-H Club Organization and Project enrollment in progress
    We are meeting with all 4th and 5th graders and middle school students to give them an opportunity to enroll in 4-H for the upcoming year. In addition all high school students grades 9-12, St. Edwards Club and home school students are eligible to participate in 4-H. 4-H has a lot to offer the youth of Harrison County.
    The goals of 4-H include citizenship development, leadership development and learning how to do many things through 4-H projects and activities.

  • Chinese chestnuts ready for harvest

    As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts.   
    Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees.  
    As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut. After they eat their daily grain ration they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.  
    I first learned to enjoy roasted chestnuts when I lived in France as a college exchange student.

  • Young Farmers fall picnic is Oct. 2

    The Harrison County Young Farmers annual fall picnic will be held Sunday, Oct. 2 at the FFA farm off Old Lair Road.Everyone is welcome, just bring a dish to share (meat provided).
    To become a member of the Harrison County Young Farmers contact Randy Wade at 234-4803 or join us Sunday at the FFA farm.

  • Naturalize the landscape with colorful sumacs

    You have probably noticed them in early fall along roadsides in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The red, orange and purple color of the sumacs usually begins to show up earlier than others, and it usually hangs around a little longer, too.
    You would be hard-pressed to come up with a plant genus that is better for fall color than the sumacs. Whether you’re a flameleaf, staghorn or smooth sumac, fall color is your middle name.

  • FSA guaranteed loan limit increases

    The Farm Service Agency (FSA) lending limit for Guaranteed Loans will be increased to $1,214,000 effective Oct. 1, 2011.
    The lending limit increases every year according to an inflation index. The maximum combined guaranteed and direct farm loan indebtedness will also be increased to $1,514,000.
    As a reminder, the one-time loan origination fee charged on FSA guaranteed Farm Ownership and Operating loans will increase from one percent to 1.5 percent of the guaranteed portion of the loan, for loans obligated after Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Sales closing dates for USDA crop insurance programs are approaching

    Kentucky producers who wish to purchase a Federal crop insurance program policy for the 2012 crop year are reminded of the following closing dates:
    •Barley, wheat, Sept. 30, 2011.
    Insured growers have an opportunity now to make important changes to their coverage. Current policyholders as well as uninsured growers must make decisions on crop insurance coverage, especially which crops to insure and which level of coverage to obtain, prior to the sales closing date for that crop.

  • New Cattle Management and Genetics Program awarded funds

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Beef Network LLC (KBN) for $310,000 in state Agricultural Development Funds to develop and offer the Management and Genetics 60 (MAG-60) program for Kentucky producers.