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4-H Rabbit Club and Christmas Parade Day

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All the Warmth, but None of the Costs

As the temperatures drop, many people are wondering how they can reduce winter energy costs, and one Hart County producer may have it figured out.

Paul Dennison, a grower of various horticultural crops and tobacco in Horse Cave, hopes to eliminate an energy bill this winter after installing a biomass gasification boiler this past spring at his farming operation.

“If this thing is as efficient as I’m hoping, we won’t have to buy any more propane,” he said.

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Farm Service Agency Conservation Loans Available

Lexington, KY, November 27, 2012 -- USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announced that funds are now available for Guaranteed Conservation Loans. Conservation loans allow farmers and ranchers to implement conservation practices on their land that will help protect natural resources.

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Mammoth Cave Area Grain Day - Thursday, November 29th

Greg Drake II, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Grain farmers are invited to attend the Mammoth Cave Area Grain Day at the Warren County Extension Office on Thursday November 29th.  There will be a grain crops update with Dr. Chad Lee from UK, a session on herbicide resistant weeks with Dr. Jim Martin from UK, and a session on Nutrient Management Requirements for grain farmers by NRCS Personnel.  There will also be a farm bill update from Kentucky Farm Bureau staffer Joe Cain, and a Crop Disease update by Dr. Don Hershman from UK. 

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4-H Country Ham Project- Curing Ham at the Extension Office

It’s that time of year again for 4-Her’s and youth to start getting geared up for curing country hams!

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Save the Date: Teens and Distracted Driving Webinar

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Second Phase of 4-H Camp Improvement Campaign Begins

Kentucky 4-H and the Kentucky 4-H Foundation recently kicked off the second phase of their camp improvement campaign.

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Diabetes Health Fair Planned For November 30th

The Morgantown Prescription Center and Tracy Cowles, County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences, will co-sponsor a free Diabetes Health Fair on Friday, November 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morgantown Prescription Center.

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Butler County 4-H Receives Funding

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer announced in February that for the first time, the proceeds from the farm licenses plate – voluntary donations would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud. Farmers can make the $10.00 donation when they renewed their license plates.

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Good Agriculture Practices Training at Butler County Extension

GAP, or Good Agriculture Practices Training, is being offered at the Butler County Extension Office on Tuesday, November 20th at 9:00 a.m.  GAP training educates food producers about safe food production and handling procedures.  The program will last approximately 3 hours and there is no fee to participate.  Farms must be GAP certified to offer samples at farmer's markets of certified roadside stands.  Farms must also be GAP certified to sell to local school food service programs.  The GAP training is consistent across the state.  Farmers may participate wherever they choose.  This will be

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