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Agriculture

  • Ag Report: Sept. 21, 2012

    Regional beef field day set for Ballardsville farm

    The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has scheduled at Regional Beef Field Day for Oct. 1 at TNT Farms, which is located at 5831 KY 53 in Ballardsville.

    The program, which will be 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., will include discussions and tours on a variety of topics that affect beef producers.

  • WICHE: Some pears ripen after the harvest

    Old farm sites that are long vacant often have remnants of a once thriving agricultural model that fed the whole family. Among the farm smorgasbord was the small home orchard, and among the orchards the Kieffer pear still stands if nothing else does.

    The Kieffer pear has been around for a long time, and it seems we have forgotten how to treat it as an eating pear.

  • Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair: Sept. 14, 2012

    4H Horse Show

     

    Western Pleasure Walk/Jog

    7 Skidrow Leaguer, Virginia Riggsby, Shelbyville

     

    Western Pleasure Horse

    13 Good Miss Maggie, Colton Fagan, Simpsonville

     

    Western Pleasure Horse II

    3 Got The Shine, Kelsey Cox, Shelbyville

     

    Western Horsemanship Walk/Jog

  • Ag Report: Sept. 14, 2012

    Gardeners gather Saturday

    to clean up McClure Gardens

    Saturday is clean-up day at the McClure Gardens on Burks Branch Road.

    Gardeners, would-be gardeners, volunteers and the just-plain-curious are invited to attend a Put the Garden to Bed party at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McClure Gardens, which are near the entrance to Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville.

  • WICHE: Perennial Plant of the Year 2012 for the shade

    For some gardeners, the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after. I love the whole process, but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss.

    As our farm grows on the 4-legged and 2-legged side of things, I am noticing some perennial plant neglect. So I do need to do some rearranging so that the mixed borders get easier to care for, not more difficult. Therein lies the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program.

  • Ag Report: Sept. 7, 2012

    Emergency grazing program extended in Shelby County

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a 2-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres, freeing up forage and feed for ranchers as they look to recover from this challenging time. This includes land owners in Shelby County.

  • Ag Report: Sept. 7, 2012

    Emergency grazing program extended in Shelby County

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a 2-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres, freeing up forage and feed for ranchers as they look to recover from this challenging time. This includes land owners in Shelby County.

  • WICHE: Drought, heat cause stress to trees, shrubs

    “Newly transplanted trees must remain hydrated in order for the natural process of root system regeneration to begin” writes Roger Harris, associate professor of horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

    This is something that has been repeated countless time this summer by many in the green industry, yet, I fear, some homeowners may have turned a deaf ear.

  • Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair

    Antiques

    Book Published In Kentucky

    3 Vic Prewitt, Bagdad

     

     

    Bees & Honey

    Open Class

    Four 1lb. Containers Of Light Amber Extr

    3 Katherine Bricking, Shelbyville

    Four 1lb. Containers Of Dark Amber Extra

    1 Lani Basberg, Shelbyville

    Beekeeping Gadgets

    1 Janice Walls, Finchville

    3 Katherine Bricking, Shelbyville

  • Ag Report: Aug. 31, 2012

    Rowlett describes dairy life in remarks to Rotary Club

    Dairy farmer Terry Rowlett, who operates 600 acres near Campbellsburg, spoke recently to the Shelbyville Rotary club about the dairy business and how it has changed over the years.

    Because his family lives and works on the farm, he takes seriously his responsibility to protect land, water and air.