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Farming

  • 4-H Events

    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
    May 14-16: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, May 14 and 15, Extension Office, May 16 Roberts Farm
    June 26-29: 4-H Camp, North Central 4-H Camp, Carlisle, KY
    July 5-14: 2012 Harrison County Fair
    July 23-25: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, July 23 and 24 Extension Office, July 25 Roberts Farm

  • Save your leaves

       Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop.  We rake and pile, and they jump.  

       I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: Adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. At the farm, raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (within reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • 4-H News

    2011-12 Harrison County
    4-H Events

    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
    May 14-16: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, May 14 and 15, Extension Office, May 16 Roberts Farm

    June 26-29: 4-H Camp, North Central 4-H Camp, Carlisle, KY

  • FSA voting begins Nov. 4

    Ballots for the 2011 Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4, 2011. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5, 2011.

  • 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.