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Extension

  • Farm Service Agency deadline Aug. 1, for farm related losses

    Our friends at the Farm Service Agency in Carrollton wanted me to remind farmers of this impending sign-up deadline. Produ-cers who suffered eligible livestock, honeybee or farm-raised fish losses have until August 1, 2014, to submit a notice of loss and application for payment under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP). Time is short. You only have about fifteen (15) days left to submit a claim if you have suffered a loss.

  • Home canning the right way

    New Extension Canning Publications are Available

  • Small Ruminant Profit School -- Fall 2014
  • Distracted driving affects everyone

    We live in a world with information readily available at our fingertips 24/7. While this is a great convenience, it can be dangerous if you are behind the wheel.
    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, at any given second in the United States, an estimated 660,000 people are driving while using a cell phone or manipulating an electronic device. In 2012, over 3,000 people died and around 420,000 more were injured in automobile accidents involving a distracted driver.

  • Emerald ash borer in Trimble

    During the past two weeks I have confirmed Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in at least two locations 8-10 miles apart. Since 2010, Trimble County has been part of a thirty county quarantine zone. For the latest information on these counties go to: http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/EAB/welcomeeab.html. The greatest potential for infestation occurs in the quarantine counties.

  • Kentucky summer squash

    No Kentucky garden or local farmers market would be complete without summer squash. The most popular summer squashes are yellow squash and zucchini. They come in a wide array of vibrant yellows and vivid greens. Shoppers need to be savvy when shopping and cooking with summer squash.

  • Steps to safe groundwater

    Agricultural chemicals are an important part of many farm operations. Used properly, they help Kentucky farmers produce an abundant, safe food supply. If mishandled, however, they can contaminate groundwater, which is a source of drinking water for many residents.
    As May is Water Awareness Month, Amanda Gumbert from the University of Kentucky Extension Plant and Soil Sciences department, offers producers some helpful advice to reduce the chance that improperly used agricultural chemicals will contaminate groundwater by following these eight steps.

  • Gluten free, is it for me?
  • Set your teen up for success

    Parents want their teenagers to grow into successful adults, but sometimes parents’ definition of success results in additional stress and pressure on their teenage children.

  • Extension: 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives

    While change isn’t easy for some people, it’s inevitable in some circumstances. Throughout the history of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, countless agents have worked to help Kentuckians learn about and embrace important changes.