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  • Remedies for battling colds

    Cold Remedies
    It is not fun to have a cold.  Colds are most common in the winter when the air is dry.  Most of the time, when you have a cold, you have to wait for the virus to pass.  There is no cure for the cold.  There are however, a few things that help your body handle the cold virus.

  • Tips for profitable hay operations, cash for Trimble County farmers

    Okay, I am over the snow and ready for spring!  On the other hand, winter is a good time to think ahead to the growing season that’s not really all that far away. Cash hay sales can be an income source for many farmers. These 10 management tips provided by Darry Lacefield, University of Kentucky Extension Forage Specialist, can help you generate the most profit from your hay enterprise.
    Do extensive research on the market and your potential customers. Save some bales to show prospective customers or brokers the kind of product you can offer.

  • Tobacco buyout and GAP training
  • Get the most out of a new energy efficient heating or cooling unit

    It’s a common misconception that purchasing a new home heating or cooling unit will automatically lower your energy bills. However, this answer is not always so simple.
    Purchasing a new energy efficient heating or cooling unit should lower your energy bills. However, you may want to ask yourself if your home is prepared to fully realize the potential cost savings of a new energy efficient unit.

  • Watch out for prussic acid or cyanide poisoning

    Our first frost this fall came about two weeks later than normal. Trimble County livestock producers should now be on the alert for prussic acid poisoning. Prussic acid poisoning occurs when livestock graze certain plants that contain cyanide-producing compounds. Such species include, but are not limited to, sorghum, sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrids, Johnsongrass, and wild cherry.

  • Help 4-H celebrate America Recycles Day

    In 4-H, youth can learn to appreciate and become better stewards of their environment through various projects that explore the beauty and importance of our natural world. One of the great ways that you can help improve the environment, regardless of your age, is to recycle and reuse items you would normally discard. Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day and is a great opportunity to introduce young people to these important concepts.

  • Trimble at the State Fair

    There’s been a lot of hype about stevia. Stevia is an extract of a shrub originating from South America and is also grown in India, South Korea and China.

  • Controlling mosquitoes

    With the moist summer we’ve had in Kentucky, mosquitoes have had a prime environment to flourish and become a prevalent pest. They can make your life downright miserable. Many recreational and work activities have been ruined by the constant annoyance and irritation mosquito bites inflict.

  • July is National Blueberry Month

    Here in Kentucky we wait 11 whole months for this special time of year. Production, nutritional value, and taste are at the peak of the season and prices are at the lowest level of the year. July is blueberry season! There’s nothing quite like bringing home fresh berries in the summer, bursting with the perfect combination of tart and tangy sweetness.  It’s easy to see why someone felt that blueberries needed their own month to celebrate.

  • Fun facts about Kentucky forests