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Remember safety with standby generators on the farm

Standby generators provide emergency electrical power during disruptions caused by winter storms and other disasters. However, you need to take some special precautions to ensure safe, efficient operation of these generators.


Family Dollar Balloons for MCRC Elders

The elders at Morgantown Care and Rehab received a special Valentine surprise. In conjunction with the local Family Dollar Store, over 100 Valentine balloons were purchased for the elders.


Amazing ways insects survive the winter

During winter, we take measures to protect ourselves from the cold, like wearing extra clothes or staying inside more. Some insects take similar precautions to survive.

Wintertime can be business as usual for insects like termites that live inside structures such as rotting logs or other environments that shield them from freezing temperatures. These insects may slow some, but they remain active. 


Understanding the Economics of Your Beef Operation for Improved Profits Class Offered

Utilize the economic decision-making and marketing tools provided in this 3-part series taught by University of Kentucky Specialists via Zoom.  All programs will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with specialists during each session.



Friends of Butler County Animals

Friends of Butler County Animals (FOBCA) is the organization that now runs the Butler County Animal Shelter. The organization was formed on October 10, 2018.

The purpose of FOBCA is to:


Extension Offers Program to Help Families Begin to Transition the Farm

There is much more to consider when transitioning a farm than just dividing the property.

Many people work their entire lives to purchase a farm and develop a farming operation, but it dissolves upon their passing because of a lack of planning and communication.  The agents of the UK Cooperative Extension Service have developed a program to help families plan for transitioning both management and ownership of their farming operation.  The program is divided into 3 one hour sessions delivered via Zoom. 

Feb. 16  6:00 p.m.             Answering the Essential Questions           Dr. Steve Issacs, UK


Winter boredom busters for young people

 Lloyd G. Saylor, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

COVID-19 continues to force us to make changes to our everyday lives. Many young Kentuckians are going to school virtually and nearly all extracurricular activities and events, like 4-H, continue to be canceled, postponed, rescheduled or delivered online. 


Butler County Chapter NSDAR awards Rose Family Band Community Service Award

Rose Family Band

The Butler County Chapter of the NSDAR is privileged to announce the winner of the Community Service Award for the 2020 to the Rose Family Band.


Maple Syrup Program Offered by Butler County Extension Office- 2021

Greg Drake prepares to tap a tree for a maple syrup production class in 2012

Those interested in maple syrup will have an opportunity to participate in a unique program that will address both production and consumption of maple syrup.  This program has been developed by the Butler County Extension Office to be delivered by a series of videos with some zoom programming.  It will cover production and cooking maple syrup, and how to tap a Sugar Maple tree.  There is no charge to attend this county extension program, but pre-registration is required.  Reserve your spot by calling the office at 526-3767.  If you are thinking about making and using some syrup, or are just


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: “Santa Claus, Cinderella, and Me”

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“Of all the people Santa sees this year, I feel sure you’re one of the best, but if you don’t believe this Christmas story then I’ll understand, I guess.”  --By Paul Burden



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