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  • Think about safety during fall harvest

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.
    Take time to talk to workers about safety. You need to be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • KEHA Week coming up

    Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Week is Oct. 9-15, and the state’s more than 1,000 clubs are celebrating.
    The association is a volunteer organization that works with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to help improve the quality of life for families and Kentucky communities through leadership development, service and education. The week recognizes and celebrates their contributions to their community and the state during the past year.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.