• Spring clean your refrigerator

    As you tackle spring cleaning, don’t forget your refrigerator! Keeping your refrigerator clean is an important part of keeping your food safe.

  • Soil testing can help keep unnecessary nutrients out of Kentucky streams

    How much fertilizer do you really need to use on your lawn and garden? If you’re just making a guess, you could be using too much. But how can you know for sure? A simple and inexpensive soil test can tell you all you need to know to make your lawn and garden look great and to protect the environment from runoff of excess nutrients.

  • Kentucky Asparagus: A sign of spring

    One of the sure signs of spring in Kentucky of the appearance of our own Kentucky Asparagus.  We enjoy its fresh flavor from April through May.  This versatile vegetable can be eaten raw, lightly boiled, steamed, grilled, stir fried or baked.

  • 4-H Communications Contest

    Good communication skills are an asset no matter what you plan to do in life.  What’s the best way to develop good communication skills?  Practice!  
    The Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a great opportunity with the Trimble County 4-H Communications Contest that will be held on Thursday evening, April 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane, Bedford.  This event is open to all youth ages 9 – 19 in Trimble County.

  • Spring gardening on a budget

    If you are a gardener or are thinking about gardening, spring is definitely a welcome season. Gardening can save you a significant amount of money at the grocery store. If you are planting a produce garden and it can also add curb appeal to your home, increasing your home’s value. However, did you know that there are some considerations that you should keep in mind to save money when planning your spring garden?

  • Eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch begins in Central Ky.

    Eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch was reported March 17 in Scott County.

  • Welcome Extension agent Kevin Perkins
  • What you should know about routine home maintenance

    Home ownership is a major financial investment. Maintaining your home is a daily commitment that helps to protect your investment and ensures that you and your family are living in the safest environment possible. Over the years, routine home maintenance will save you time, money, and effort.

  • Choosing housing for small poultry flocks

    Raising small poultry flocks on the farm or in the backyard has become very popular. The most important things to remember when choosing the type of housing are provisions for adequate shelter from weather, adequate ventilation and also protection from predators.
    You should choose housing that is easy to build from readily available materials. Housing should also have a low maintenance cost and support the changing needs of your flock.

  • Assessing traumatic events

    Events that cause negative stress are known as traumatic events. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic events are “marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury or the threat of serious injury or death…and affect survivors, rescue workers, and the friends and relatives of victims who have been involved.”