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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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Hosting a yard sale?

Yard sale season has arrived. If you are considering hosting a yard sale, consider the following tips to make your sale a success:• Plan well in advance. Preparing for a yard sale takes time. Start by organizing the items you want to include in the yard sale in one spot.• Sort items into similar groups (household goods, children’s clothing, women’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby items).• Consider your location. Will buyers be able to...

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Logan boy has supreme champion lamb

Jackson Campbell of Logan County FFA is honored for showing the supreme champion market lamb at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair during the 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Aug. 21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Jackson’s lamb brought $10,000 at auction.He is the son of Jason and Jessica Campbell.

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USDA Farm Service Agency reminds producers: farm bill allows early termination for certain CRP contracts

USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley reminds producers that as of Aug. 6, producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can apply for early contract termination, as required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The deadline to request early CRP contract termination is Jan. 30, 2015.

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