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  • Pasta perfect for quick, tasty, nutritious meals

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans stress the importance of choosing a diet low in fat and saturated fat, and cholesterol. The best diet is one high in complex carbohydrates.

    But after a hectic day, you don’t want to work overtime in the kitchen. Pasta is the solution for quick, tasty and nutritious meals that can fit any budget. Pasta is an important source of protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates, as well as B-vitamins and iron.

    Pasta also is low in fat, cholesterol, sodium and calories.

  • Forestry, woodlands focus of Extension webinar series

    The University of Kentucky Forestry Extension specialists will be conducting a webinar series using the Adobe Connect webinar system.

    The webinars will be offered on five Tuesdays starting Oct. 7 and ending Nov. 11 and will be broadcast from UK Forestry Extension to the Trimble County Extension Office, except for the Oct. 14 webinar on Woodland Certification.

    All webinars will be broadcast from 7-8 p.m. Eastern time. The schedule of webinar programs is as follows.

  • Home canning the right way

    New Extension Canning Publications are Available

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gluten free, is it for me?
  • 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.