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Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • It is time to start preparing for the vegetable growing season in earnest: asparagus, potatoes, onions and leeks can be set out now; in a few weeks, as the soil is workable and warms to about 45 degrees, we’ll direct seed radishes, turnips, parsnips, beets, carrots, peas, spinach and other greens and lettuces.

  • 2009 Crop Acreage Reporting Deadlines

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds agricultural producers of the acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits for a variety of programs.

  • The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program beginning March 16 and extending through April 15, 2009.

    As in the past years, the applications will be ranked according to the criteria established based on a high priority on addressing animal waste problems, landowners in Agricultural Districts and applicants that have their Agriculture Water Quality Plans on file with their local conservation district.

  • Joel and Nancy Techau of Paris, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shanda Techau to Jason Jacobson, son of Mark and Kim Jacobson of Paris, Ky.

    Techau is a graduate of Bourbon County High School and is attending the University of Louisville. She will graduate this May with a dental hygiene degree, and is a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She is employed by BJ’s Restaurant in Louisville, Ky. 

    Her maternal grandparents are Dorothy Gulley and the late Don Gulley; paternal grandparents are Ken and Joyce Techau and the late Sanna Techau.

  • The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) are March 2 and 16.

    The crops for the March 2 deadline are: Alfalfa, clover, grass and mixed grass intended for grazing, hay or seed.

  • The speaker for this year’s Extension Leadership Event is Gary Griesser, a retired Boone County Superintendent. Griesser has been a motivational speaker for many civic, business and community events even before he became a professional speaker in 1987. He does a very moving patriotic program. If you think that sounds familiar, it should. We had him for the first time at the old Farm Home City program in 1989 and again in 1999.

  • The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) will hold 11 Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (KADF) Regional Workshops in April and May across the Commonwealth.

    The GOAP staff will discuss, in detail, any new policy changes as well as changes concerning KADF programs and how they apply to the administrators, extension agents, and county council members. The Regional Workshops are also designed to be an interactive learning session that will help KADF administrators with reporting requirements.

  • There were few things that made my dad cringe more than the practice of topping trees. He would scratch his brow and shake his head at the thought of a homeowner paying to have their trees butchered. It was slightly less offensive if utility companies butchered trees because it could be rationalized:  Downed limbs create a hazard and cause power outages, whichcan cause more than just unhappy customers, as we have seen over the curse of the last six months. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Murphy of Richmond announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Jean Murphy, to Michael Anthony Colligan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Colligan.

    The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Madison Central High School and a 2004 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health Science. She is employed by the Madison County Health Department as a Senior Health Environmentalist.