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Extension

  • 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
  • Making preparations for tax season is half the battle

    Now is the time when we start thinking about filing our income taxes from the previous year.  Even though it’s an annual event, it can cause anxiety for many. By preparing now, you can ease the process for yourself and your tax preparer.

  • Farmers, pet owners: Be alert for winter tick problems
  • Low-cost ways to shape up

    At the start of the New Year, do you want to start exercising but are afraid of the cost as you look at your budget?  Here are some no-cost or low-cost options to get you moving without hurting the budget.

    View what you do every day as physical activity.  Honestly, you do not NEED to go to the gym to get a good aerobic workout.  If you take a look at some of the activities that you do every day you may be surprised at the opportunities available to you:

  • Pasture/hay improvement strategies

    Trimble County forage and beef producers are invited to participate in an upcoming meeting concerning forage and beef production scheduled for Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live to the Trimble County Extension Office. Dr. Garry Lacefield, UK Extension Forage Specialist, will be speaking on “Preparing for More and Better Pastures In 2013” and Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, will be speaking on “Strategies to Stretch the Hay Supply”.

  • Resolve to volunteer in the new year

    Now is the time of year we resolve to make changes for the better. This year, you can resolve to be a positive influence in the life of a young person by volunteering with 4-H.

    Whether leading a club, chaperoning a group of youth at 4-H camp, teaching new skills or helping judge a speech or demonstration contest, adult volunteers are an essential and invaluable part of 4-H. In fact, many 4-H programs would not be possible without the help of caring, adult volunteers.

  • Techniques for renovating hay and pasture fields

    If you have a less-than-productive grass pasture or hayfield, following a few simple renovation techniques could increase the field’s productivity, according to Garry Lacefield, UK Extension forage Specialist.  Some things you can do include planting a legume such as red clover, controlling pests and adding lime and fertilizer. Be aware though, some techniques require you to start as early as the middle of February.