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Weed control options for pastures following a dry summer

Dry weather conditions in many parts of Kentucky this past summer may have resulted in grazed pastures with areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Many of these areas already have evidence of weedy vegetation such as common ragweed and other summer annuals. As these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds will sprout: chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle will fill the voids. Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the next spring....

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Logan County Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

The Logan County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Sept. 13 at the Logan County Extension Office. Following the meal catered by the Logan County FFA, President Jeremy Robertson presided over the program and business meeting.

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Conservation District state cost share program announced

The Logan County Conservation Districts will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program through September 30, 2014. Applications received after this date will be held until the next cost share acceptance period. .

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Contest takes it to the (piggy) bank

It’s time for Kentucky’s young people to exercise their financial creativity by entering the Piggy Bank Design Contest.The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative host the contest every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week, a time in February dedicated to encouraging individuals to start or increase their personal savings. Kentucky Saves Week 2015 is Feb. 23-28.Any school-age studen...

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Fall 2014 wheat planting decision

Logan County grain farmers have just started harvesting corn and are getting to the point where they will decide how much wheat they will plant this fall. In Kentucky, wheat is almost always planted in the fall following the harvest on corn ground, and then double-cropped with soybeans in early summer after the wheat harvest. This allows for two crops in one year. However, soybeans planted after the wheat harvest are more susceptible to summer drought, which means on average yields are lower ...

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Snack better after school

As most parents know, children tend to be ready to eat as soon as the school bell rings. But with dinner still a few hours away, it’s too easy to let kids reach for convenient snacks that are packed with calories, excess sugar and too much fat. You can help your child—and family—snack healthier by following these steps:• Improve the accessibility of healthy foods. Research has shown that when healthier food becomes easily accessible for kids they are more li...

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Student creativity called upon for 2014 Conservation Writing and Art Contests

As another new school year gets underway, the search for Kentucky’s finest young writers and artists also begins. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to create and submit short essays and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

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