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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

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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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Bring Your Garden Indoors

If the thought of facing a long winter without straight-from-the-garden freshness makes you sad, weep no more. It’s easy as tomato pie to grow your own produce indoors.

There are a number of indoor gardening systems on the market today. They range in price and require anything from 2 square feet in space all the way to a multi-tiered 5-feet wide rack of shelving and grow lights. But if you don’t have the money or space to invest in one of these systems, don’t worry. There’s plenty you can do without them.

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Morgantown Elementary Santa Letters

Please enjoy these letters to Santa from students at Morgantown Elementary School. If you don't see your child's class, check back again soon. Classes will be added. 

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Monetary gifts can help teach youth financial management

Many youth receive money or gift cards during the holidays. This is a perfect time for parents to teach them about wise financial management.

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Ways to Deter Black Vultures

Black vultures are native to Kentucky. As a result, they are present here year-round, but you may be seeing more of them now for a few reasons. Their overall populations have increased in the state in the past couple of years. They are also a migratory species with a recently expanded range that stretches from Canada to South America, so you will see a lot more birds in Kentucky during the fall and winter as the birds from the northern range migrate south.

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Christ Covenant Church

 Bro. Woody Moore, founding Pastor of Christ Covenant Church

On a humid mid-June Sunday morning, songs of praise could be heard echoing across the farm bottoms of the Green River.  Those melodies were resounding from a small cabin atop a hill that overlooked a lake in Woodbury, Ky.  Not the typical setting for Sunday morning worship service these days.  Nevertheless, this was a special day for a few of us who had endeavored to begin a new chapter in our lives and in the history of Butler County.

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