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  • Recommendations for healthy sleep

    Sleep is something that you should be “doing” everyday!  You may often think of sleep as a time for rest and renewal. However, sleep is more than just a rest time.It is important to keep you healthy. Research shows that sleep is important for memory, weight control, safety, mood, heart health, and disease prevention.

    Learning and memory: Sleep helps the brain save new information to memory.

  • New research on rapid drying of hay

  • Weather key to Ky. agriculture

    Coming out of the wettest combined April and May on record, Kentucky agriculture producers are dealing with a multitude of problems including flooding and increased disease, according to Tom Priddy, UK Extension meteorologist.

    Data from Jan. 1 to May 31 reveals Kentucky’s wettest year on record with an average 31.38 inches of rainfall statewide. That figure surpasses the previous record of 31.18 inches set in 1950.

  • Adapting to a gluten-free diet

    A diagnosis requiring a gluten-free diet can make shopping and meal planning a daunting task. Manufacturers have responded with more products to suit the gluten-free life, ready-made items that are tastier than early counterparts, and an expanded selection of baking and packaged goods. Walk into many grocery stores these days, and you’ll see a selection of gluten-free products, including in the freezer section. These new offerings are a response to shoppers’ needs and requests for an increase in quantity and quality of gluten-free products.

  • Add value to your home

  • Goats and sheep as a new enterprise on your farm

  • Showing rabbits: a rewarding activity for youth

  • Finding money to save this summer

    After a snowy, cold winter and a spring filled with heavy rain and thunderstorms, it’s no surprise that Kentuckians are welcoming the arrival of summer.  With that excitement, however, comes the temptation to overspend.  Between rising gas and grocery prices, vacations, and extra expenses for summer outings such as golf, the community pool, or summer camp, it can be easy to splurge.  Learning simple ways to stretch your dollar will help your family enjoy the decadence of summertime without breaking the bank.

  • Marching orders from the White House

    Because childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have made physical activity, a key component in fighting obesity and increasing health, a priority. The first lady has launched the Let’s Move! initiative, whose goal is to solve the problem of obesity within a generation. This ambitious plan draws heavily on partnerships between families, educators and community leaders to make substantive changes that will allow for greater childhood health. Let’s Move! lists its five pillars as the following:

  • Label change will help producers