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Farming

  • 4-H News

    Attention 4-H Teens:
    4-H Teen Conference
    is June 13-16
    The 2011 4-H Teen Conference activities for 4-H Teens from across the state are scheduled for Monday-Thursday, June 13-16 at the University of Kentucky. This is an extremely fine activity for teens involving workshops, tracks, a visit to the different colleges of the university, state 4-H office elections and meeting other teens from across the state. 2011 4-H Teen Conference registration is due to the Harrison County Extension Office by Friday, May 6.

  • 4-H Events

    Monday-Friday: 4-H Sewing Projects as scheduled
    Tuesdays: 4-H Crocheting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    Tuesdays: 4-H Quilting Projects; 3:30-5 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Tuesdays: 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Harrison County Extension Office
    Wednesdays: 4-H Knitting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Wednesdays: 4-H Saddle N Spur Club, 6:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Mondays: 4-H Rabbit Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m Extension Office

    May

  • Amsonia 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year

    The 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year is Amsonia hubrichtii, or Arkansas blue star. We have long enjoyed Amsonia tabernaemontana, Arkansas blue star’s less refined cousin, in the garden; but A. hubrichtii takes the prize for superior multi-season interest.

  • 2011 Farmers Market to open Saturday

    The 2011 Harrison County Farmers Market will open at Flat Run Veterans Park on Saturday, April 30. The market will open at 9 a.m. At the present time flowers, crafts and some early spring vegetables should be available.
    At 10 a.m. we will celebrate the grand opening with a presentation from Roger Thomas, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy. Local dignitaries will also discuss the facility and the work that went into the development of the market. We hope that local citizens of Harrison County will come and support the new market.

  • 4-H Extension to introduce new ‘Plant A Row’ program

    All 4-H Horticulture and other interested 4-H students are invited to attend a meeting at the Harrison County Extension on May 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce a program called “Plant A Row.” As you raise your vegetables and fruits this year, we would like to take a few minutes of your time to tell you how you can make a difference in our community and help out the Cynthiana Food Pantry.

  • 4-H Events

    Monday-Friday: 4-H Sewing Projects as scheduled
    Tuesdays: 4-H Crocheting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    Tuesdays: 4-H Quilting Projects; 3:30-5 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Tuesdays: 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Harrison County Extension Office
    Wednesdays: 4-H Knitting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Wednesdays: 4-H Saddle N Spur Club, 6:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Mondays: 4-H Rabbit Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m Extension Office

    April

  • Farmers Market grand opening will be April 30

    The Harrison County Farmers Market will open the 2011 Farmers Market located at Flat Run Veterans Park on Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m.
    After completion of the market facility we have prepared for this date. We will have a representative from the Kentucky Governors Office of AG Policy and members of county and city government to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

  • Ideal goal in planting corn is to choose the optimum date

    The corn planting season has begun for a few who are planting a large number of acres. With the current wet period it may be different to plant corn at the optimum time for the highest yield possible. Soil temperatures and wet conditions will determine how successful we will be for the production season.
    Dr. Jim Herbek, Corn Specialist at Princeton Station, developed a fact sheet on planting dates which should consider all information when deciding on timing of planting corn. I have selected a part of this article for you to consider.

  • Tips on starting seeds indoors and out

    Starting seeds indoors turns out to be a necessary skill if you want success with early crops that prefer cooler temperatures during the growing season like cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.  
    Setting out a young plant means it has a chance to reach maturity before our summer temperatures soar and the plants bolt and become bitter.   

  • Woodrich named NRCS State Conservationist

    Karen Woodrich has been named Kentucky’s USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist.
    Woodrich comes to Kentucky from Champaign, Ill., where she served as the Assistant State Conservationist for Operations.
    She has also served as Acting State Conservationist in Vermont, and an Area Conservationist covering 23 counties in Iowa.