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Red River Meeting House gets support through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

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Local farmer Rich Moore has directed a $2,500 donation to the Red River Meeting House and Cemetery Association. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the group start two important projects at the meeting grounds. The meeting house itself needs some repairs, and a pavilion with restrooms will be added to accommodate future visitors.Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

 

‘Farmer of the Year’ applications now being accepted

The 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.KFB initiated a “Farmer of the Year” awards program as a way to recognize its members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic orga...

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Resolve to spend 10 percent of your food budget locally

With the New Year, many people reflect on dietary habits and resolve to “eat better this year.” A new trend to support locally produced foods by spending 10 percent of your food budget on community agriculture products is gaining in popularity. Money spent on goods and services with community-based, rather than national or international, companies can benefit economic development and well-being.For example, if a family spends $100 per week on groceries, they would pledg...

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Cold remedies

It is not fun to have a cold. Colds are most common in the winter when the air is dry. Most of the time, when you have a cold, you have to wait for the virus to pass. There is no cure for the cold. There are however, a few things that help your body handle the cold virus.

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Logan County SNAP ED program

It is hard to believe that I have been at the Logan County Cooperative Extension Services over two years now! I am excited to say that the Logan County Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program is progressing well! This past fall I conducted a cooking class called Speedy Suppers this class was based on the core nutrition curriculum that I receive from the University of Kentucky. During the class we learned nutrition and how to cook delicious nutritious meals for our families in 30 minutes or le...

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New poultry litter application method holds promise in corn

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in collaboration with a researcher from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment successfully tested a new application method for poultry litter in no-till corn on a Western Kentucky farm.Farmers often use poultry litter as an alternative to chemical fertilizer in pasture and row crop production, as it provides nutrients and organic matter for plants and soil....

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Winter took a toll on cattle health

Producers should consider supplemental feed to help cattle through the next month to six weeks until grass is growing and is past the “watery” stage. Energy and protein are both crucial.Most winters take a toll on cattle, but this winter has been tougher than most. Temperatures have been colder, leading to extended periods of livestock cold stress. Ice and snow cover was relentless and more than most Kentucky beef producers have seen in the past 15 to 20 years....

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Winter taking a toll on trees

It’s been a hard winter on Kentucky’s trees. Though the state hasn’t suffered a catastrophic ice storm this year, there has been enough ice to cause significant damage to both woodland and urban trees in some areas.“It was particularly onerous on some of the pines, particularly Eastern white pine,” said Jeff Stringer, referring to an icy storm that struck the Bluegrass a couple of weeks ago. Stringer is an extension professor in the University of Kentu...

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Natural fertilizers loaded with nutrients and minerals

Lawn and garden enthusiasts know a handful of items are essential to maintain a healthy landscape. Water, sunshine and the proper nutrients all work in concert to promote a healthy lawn. Although nutritional material is inherent in the soil, many gardeners feel soil must be amended with some sort of fertilizer to give plants a healthy boost.All-natural fertilizers are growing in popularity, and home gardeners have a variety of such products at their disposal. Ambitious homeowners c...

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