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  • The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) at local USDA Service Centers or Conservation District office.

    Land users may apply for EQIP at any time. Applications received by April 15 will be considered for this (federal fiscal year 2009) program year. Applications received after April 15 will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Emerson Claire Probus

    Emerson Claire Probus was born to Todd and Kelly Probus of Versailles, Ky., on Nov. 5, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Eva Kate.

    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Faye Brown of Lexington.

    Paternal grandparents are the Honorable William D. Probus and Ann Probus of Cynthiana.

  • The Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces that regulations have changed to allow equine farmers, whose primary enterprise is to breed, raise and sell horses, to apply for an Emergency Loan with FSA. This change is a result of the 2008 Farm Bill.

  • Young Farmers Banquet

     

    The Harrison County Young Farmers local banquet will be held March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County High School. Guest speaker will be John Harod.

  • 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.

  • Enchiladas, chimichangas and fajitas are being served at a new location.

    El Paricutin mexican restaurant has opened an additional restaurant in Harrison Square.

    The restaurant, opened for a month, is attracting customers from the highway, said manager Martin Gonzales.

    “We did everything right here,” said Gonzales, as he swept his hand around the room at the walls and decorations.

    Gonzales said employees had been working on the Harrison Square location for six to eight months before it opened in February.

  • Diabetes Cooking School Continues – March 19 and 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. There is no cost.

    Ghana International Luncheon – Monday, March 23 at noon at the Harrison County Extension Office. Speaker will be Donna Jones.

    Photo Purse Workshop – Monday, March 23 at 9 a.m. and repeated at 5 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Cost is $15. Call 234-5510 for supply list.

    Speedy Suppers – Tuesday, March 24 at 1 p.m and repeated at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.

  • Phase I ag development signups

    The Harrison County Phase I committee (Ag Development Committee) reminds everyone that a signup period for six programs is available now. The period to signup will last the entire month of March and will include the following programs:

    Genetic Programs; Forage Improvements; Diversification; Sheep and Goat Diversification; Fencing Improvement; and Cattle Handling.

  • Whether you are trying to lose weight, are a diabetic or just want to eat healthier, the Diabetes Cooking School will give you ideas and suggestions.

    It will be held every Thursday in March at the Harrison County Extension Center from 5-7 p.m. Please call to register. Registration is not required, but will insure we have enough food for everyone to taste.

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  • 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.

  • The Harrison County Phase I committee (Ag Development Committee) reminds everyone that a signup period for six programs is available now. The period to signup will last the entire month of March and will include the following programs:

    Genetic Programs; Forage Improvements; Diversification; Sheep and Goat Diversification; Fencing Improvement; and Cattle Handling.