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Controlling Flies on Cattle

Warmer weather brings more pest problems. Horn flies and face flies are key pests of cattle in Kentucky. Both species breed in fresh pasture manure piles but present very different threats and management problems. Fortunately, there are a variety of fly control options.


4-H Summit

Middle School 4-H delegates from across the state recently attended the 8th annual Kentucky 4-H Summit at the Lake Cumberland Leadership Center in Jabez, Kentucky.  The conference is held annually for those youth in grades 6-8 who want to learn more about what Kentucky 4-H can offer.  The program is designed to encourage youth to continue their involvement in 4-H as they transition from middle to high school.    Members of the Kentucky State 4-H Teen Council serve as “teen counselors” during the event.  This allows the


Eastern Kentucky 4-H’er Turns Tragedy into Teachable Moments

 A little more than a year after tragic twisters tore through Eastern Kentucky, a 4-H member from one of the affected counties is using her experiences to rally others to prepare for future disasters.
    Courtney Rowland is a junior at Morgan County High School. She’s also a member of the Kentucky 4-H State Teen Council. The tornado propelled her to create preparedness kits for children and their families, so they would be better prepared for any disaster.


Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

Lexington, KY, April 16, 2013 — State Farm Service Agency (FSA) John W. McCauley announced his support for Earth Day. Climate change can seem like a remote problem, but in fact it impacts real people, animals, and their environments. These “Faces of Climate Change” are multiplying every day. Fortunately, we can do something about it.


Grain Production Series Offered at the BC Extension Service

A series of grain production educational meetings is about to begin.  It will be unlike any traditional Extension program farmers or landowners have attended before.  County Agents and Extension Specialists from the UK College of Agriculture will offer the series of programs over the internet.  The specialists will present from their location:  Lexington, Princeton, or wherever they are and can find an internet connection.  Farmers and landowners can view and participate in these programs from their local Extension Office and eventually from their home or shop if they have a good internet c


Creative Ways to Increase Your Fruit & Vegetable Intake

We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings. Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.


Garden and Food Preservation Workshop – March 29th

People interested in gardening and basic food preservation should make plans to attend the 2013 Garden and Food Preservation program on March 29th at the Kent Manor Meeting Room from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. 

Topics covered will include the basics of growing vegetables in a home garden and how to preserve what you grow this summer. 


Butler County Stockman’s Association Annual Meeting – March 28th

The annual meeting of the Butler County Stockman’s Association will be Thursday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m.


FSA Committee Advisor Appointment


United States Department of Agriculture / Farm Service Agency

216 W. Ohio Street, Suite A

Morgantown, KY  42261

 Debbie Hunt Reappointed as FSA Committee Advisor


Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Coverage Deadlines

Lexington, KY, March 7, 2013— The Farm Service Agency's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 15 and May 1.



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