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Extension

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cattle producers watch out for grass tetany

    With spring finally arriving, followed by over six inches of rainfall, pastures are beginning to green up. For most cattle producers, that is a welcome event that leads to less reliance on feeding hay. But University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists said this is also the time for producers to watch out for and prevent a condition called grass tetany in their cattle.

  • Avoiding, treating mold and moisture

    Molds produce tiny spores that travel through the air and either settle on surfaces to create new mold colonies or are inhaled creating allergic reactions or asthma in certain people. Molds can grow almost anywhere as long as moisture is present (including wood, paper, carpet and food). In your home, the key to controlling mold growth is controlling moisture. Walls or ceilings that are moldy may be discolored, show signs of water damage and/or have black or green spots. A musty, earthy odor or foul stench may also be noticed in an area with mold.
    To prevent mold growth:

  • 4-H offers county communications contest

    Good communication skills are an asset no matter what you plan to do in life.  What’s the best way to develop good communication skills?  Practice!  

  • Growing and cooking with herbs

    We all want to eat food that tastes good. One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium. Diets high in sodium can raise blood pressure, which can lead to many major health issues including heart disease. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.

  • Class for starting your own blog

    Join us on Monday, April 7, 2014 as Carroll County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Christin Herbst guides us through the steps for developing your own internet blog. Christin will be using blogger.com, a free web blog publishing tool from Google. Christin has been blogging for about two years and has readers from around the world. The program will start at 6:00 PM at the Trimble County Extension Office.

  • 4-H’ers: Get ready to go camping

    Spring has sprung and before you know it, summer will be here.  4-H Camp is a great way to fill those lazy summer days. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence, responsibility, have a lot of fun and make many friends.

  • Clean your way to a healthier you

    Many of us would love to work more physical activity into our schedules but between responsibilities at work and home, it can be hard to squeeze it in. The 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week most health and wellness experts recommend may seem impossible.
    Not helping matters are the short days and cold weather associated with winter. Fortunately, spring is upon us and with that comes longer days and warmer weather to encourage more outdoor physical activity. 

  • Healthy Living Garden Series

    Join us this Thursday, March 20, 2014 for the Healthy Living Garden Series at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Office. Growing your own fruits and vegetables is not only a great way to exercise; it is also a great way to eat. Many fruits and vegetables contain naturally occurring compounds, called antioxidants, which aide in the fight against heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure. I also believe that fresh tastes better!