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Extension

  • Health and safety issues for Kentucky’s aging farmers

    Because farmers are exposed to multiple hazards throughout extended careers, physical problems can start early. To maintain health, Kentucky farm workers, whose average age is 57, higher than the average worker, must pay attention, particularly as they age, to issues caused by their way of life. Fifty-seven is also the average age of Trimble County’s 489 farmers, 46 of which are female.

  • Doing Halloween on a budget

    The fall can be a very expensive time of year for families with back-to-school clothing and supplies, as well as fall sports registrations and supplies. With all of the early fall activities, many families may not have planned ahead for Halloween expenses.  Halloween ranks as the third most expensive holiday, following Christmas and Valentine’s Day. This might surprise some people, since typically the holiday does not involve large gift giving or family events. Nonetheless, the price of costumes, candy, and decorations can add up.

  • Using antimicrobials safely

  • Medicare open enrollment period is Oct. 17-Dec. 7

    Health insurance coverage is a top priority for many people.  Medicare is health insurance available for people over the age of 65 as well as those under the age of 65 with certain disabilities. 

  • Take precautions to prevent farm equipment thefts

    Harvest time is at hand for corn and soybeans. Equipment and tools are valuable to any farming operation. They allow farmers to do jobs easier and quicker and many times, are costly investments. Recently, they’ve became attractive targets to thieves across the state including Trimble County. The high price of scrap metal and copper along with a down economy may be contributing factors.

  • Regional Beef Cattle Field Day set Oct. 4 in Shelby Co.

    Area beef cattle producers should plan to attend the Regional Beef Cattle Field Day on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Taylor Cattle Farm in Shelby County. Registration begins at 4 p.m. followed by tours at 5 p.m.

    Tour topics include: Limit-Feed Options with Ted Perry, Beef Technical Services Manager, Purina Mills;

    Pfizer 50K Program with Rod Schoenbine, Cattle Genetics Specialist, Pfizer Animal Genetics;
    Carcass Ultrasounding with Cobie Rutherford, Marketing Coordinator, Kentucky Beef Network;

  • Enjoy the cool, fall air at Kentucky’s state parks

    In the state of Kentucky, we have 52 state parks.  Each state park offers a different view of the treasures in our state.  There are few sights more spectacular than the changing of the colors of the leaves in the fall.  What a great time to get outside and observe the beauty of our state and get some physical activity too! 

  • Statewide 2nd Sunday is Oct. 9 to promote activity

    Mark your calendar today—the next statewide 2nd Sunday is Oct. 9. 2nd Sunday is designed to get individuals, families and children moving and engaged in activity—whether they bike, walk, run, play or participate in fun and healthy activities.

  • Good planning a necessity to meet winter hay needs

    Hay availability in Kentucky may be short this winter because of multiple, compounded issues. Due to weather events—last year’s drought and this year’s early record rainfall—both hay quality and yield are down. It is important to protect the hay crop you have and use it wisely—that smart conservation and planning will help make hay last longer through the winter according to Tom Keene, UK Extension hay specialist.

  • Fall Forestry Webinar Series set for woodland owners

    Area land owners, with an interest in woodlands, may want to check out one of the Fall Forestry Webinar Series being offered at the Trimble County Extension Office beginning on October 18th and continuing into November. Each webinar will be carried live from UK’s Lexington campus and will be conducted by UK Extension Forestry Specialists. Sessions will start at 6:30 PM and conclude by 8:00 PM. The schedule, program topics and speakers are as follows:

    October 18