The Extension Office gets many calls about keeping backyard chickens. If you're considering keeping small flocks or just beginning, take a look at these videos and guides, hand-picked to cover needed knowledge and the most commonly asked questions. Understanding these concepts will help ensure your success in raising chickens. What to think about before … Continue reading Raising Backyard Chickens
Thanks to UK Extension's Josh Jackson and Oldham County farmer Tee Ray for teaching our Tractor Maintenance workshop earlier this month. The best learning opportunities happen when farmers, agents, and specialists work together, and the Tractor Maintenance workshop was a prime example of that partnership. It’s easy to get bogged down in paperwork and managing … Continue reading December 2022 Ag News & Events
OLDHAM CO. EXTENSION EVENTS – Registration is required. Call 222-9453 to register. Oldham County Ag Connection – December 1 @ 6:00 pm. Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss technical assistance & cost-share programs. Includes dinner. Tractor Maintenance Demonstration/Workshop – December 3 @ 9:00 am. TNT FARMS Understanding & Using EPD’s – December 15 @ 6:00 … Continue reading November 2022 Ag News & Events
For the folks who’ve lived in Oldham County a long time, it’s easy to remember when orchardgrass seed, tobacco, and dairy were the top ag commodities in the county. Horses, grain and forage crops, nurseries and greenhouses, and vegetables are now far more common sights on our farms. With our proximity to Louisville, plus the … Continue reading National Farmer’s Day: Celebrating Oldham County Farmers
A few weeks ago I was talking with a farmer, and one of his comments stuck with me. ‘You know that farmers don’t always call Extension for production information, don’t you?’ That caught me a little off guard, and it got me thinking. Yes, I know farmers get their info from a lot of sources, … Continue reading Where Do You Get Your Farming Information?
Hear from UK Ag Engineering specialists on 2 important subjects: Selecting a New or Used Tractor and Selecting the Right Equipment. See and learn about tractors and equipment for sale by local ag equipment dealers. Registration is requested for our lunch planning -- 502-222-9453. See the flyer below for full details.
Keeping up with the countdown – only 40 days until spring! Read on for info on classes and field days coming up now through summer. For Horse Owners - The University of Kentucky is currently researching how owners select and utilize hay for their horses. Please take a few moments to complete our survey to … Continue reading Oldham County Extension Agriculture Updates
Traci Johnson, Oldham County Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent January 5, 2022 Many farmers make business decisions as well as planting decisions during winter. Sometimes that means a call to their local Extension office. This is also a time when we get questions from beginning farmers or those interested in getting started. An Extension … Continue reading RESOURCES FOR BEGINNING AND EXPERIENCED FARMERS
Concerned about using pesticides in your garden? Try managing insects with integrated pest management (IPM) strategies.