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Extension

  • 2014 Farm Bill Webinar today at Trimble Library

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), began Nov. 17, 2014, and continues through March 31, 2015. The new programs, designed to help producers better manage risk, usher in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.

  • Cyber-shopping saving strategies

    The convenience of cyber or online shopping has a lot of appeal. Last year, consumers spent nearly $2 billion online on Cyber Monday.  Cyber Monday is the Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday.  Experts estimated online spending in the United States will increase to $327 billion by 2016. As more and more purchases are made online, consider these tips to score the best deals online:

  • Cell phones and young people

    By RALPH HANCE
    Technology has advanced at such a rapid pace that our lives are very different than they were even 10 years ago. Responsible technology usage is now a conversation you must have with your child.
    Ten years ago, some high school students had cell phones, but in 2010, a Pew study revealed that 58 percent of all 12-year-olds had a cell phone.

  • Kentucky Beef Checkoff program Nov. 20

    For more than 30 years, Kentucky farmers have supported the beef industry through a per-head checkoff program. When it began in 1976, the checkoff was 10 cents per head. The passage of the 1985 Farm Bill replaced the state program with a Federal Beef Checkoff program of $1 per head when a beef animal is sold during its lifetime. Half of the money comes back to Kentucky to support state beef promotion through the Kentucky Beef Council.

  • Leftover turkey talk

    The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them, the season of great eating. Soon, you’ll have more turkey and dressing than you’ll know what to do with.
    It’s a great idea to save your Thanksgiving leftovers, as it stretches your holiday food dollars and provides quick meals for your family. Leftovers must be stored and reheated safely to prevent foodborne illnesses. Follow these tips to ensure your leftovers are safe to eat:

  • 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