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  • Fall is a great time to sample soil

    If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that. Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

  • The importance of staying positive

    Did you know there are actually health benefits to being positive?  Research has shown that people who are positive and at least once a week keep track of the things they are grateful for had fewer physical complaints than those who did not keep track.  Staying positive is an important part of mental health.  

  • National Youth Science Day Project Drone Discovery

    Drones may seem like the ultimate remote control toy, but they are so much more. During the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment, Drone Discovery, 4-H’ers will learn how drones are used to solve real-world problems like manage invasive weeds, find missing animals or deliver a package. Members will also get the opportunity to design their own drone.

  • Battling fall allergies

    There’s a lot to look forward to in the fall, but if you suffer from fall allergies, it can be hard to enjoy the season.
    Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, starts with cold-like symptoms. Unlike a cold that goes away within a week, hay fever lingers until the cause of the allergic reaction is identified and treated. One of the most common causes, especially during the fall allergy season, is ragweed. Ragweed begins to pollinate in mid-August and sticks around until a hard freeze.

  • Trimble County 4-H members’ 2016 Kentucky State Fair entries

    Photography
    Oliva Morgan, Single photo Still Life, Blue Ribbon
    Isabella White, Single photo Animal, Blue Ribbon
    Isabella White, Single photo Horticulture, Red Ribbon
    Paige Heinz, Single photo Person, Blue Ribbon
    Paige Heinz, Single photo Community, Red Ribbon
    Colton Auxier, Single photo Landscape, Red Ribbon
    Colton Auxier, Clover Photograph, Blue Ribbon
    Field Crops
    Beau Turner, ½ Bale Alfalfa Hay, Blue & Class Champion Ribbon
    Arts & Crafts

  • Kentucky pumpkins

    Season: August through October
    Nutrition Facts: Winter squash, which includes acorn squash, butternut squash, pumpkin, and other varieties, is low in fat and sodium and an excellent source of vitamin A and fiber.
    Selection: Winter squash should be heavy for its size with a hard, tough rind that is free of blemishes or soft spots.
    Storage: Store it in a cool, dry place and use it within 1 month.
    Preparation:

  • Difficulty with alfalfa establishment in 2016
  • FAFSA changes effective soon

    If you have gone to college or have had a child go, chances are you’ve filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA. Changes to this form announced by the Obama administration in 2015 are about to go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Wearing contact lenses

    If you wear corrective lenses for vision, you may have chosen to wear contacts.  Contact lenses can be a great alternative to wearing glasses.  However, when wearing contact lenses, you will want to make sure that you are safely handling them on a day-to-day basis, taking care of them making sure that you visit the eye doctor on a regular basis.
    Here are some healthy habits for contact lens wearers:
    lWash hands. Before you ever touch your contact lenses you should wash your hands with soap and water and dry your hands with a clean cloth.

  • Make the most of manure

    Manure can be a valuable fertilizer, if you know how to correctly use it. Having a nutrient management plan (NMP) can help you to understand how much manure your farm produces, to pinpoint what areas need manure and to identify crops that can best use the manure without losing nutrients via leaching or runoff.