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
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
In recognition of Mental Health Month, the American Farm Bureau Federation launched a comprehensive, easy-to-use online directory of resources for farmers, ranchers and their families who are experiencing stress and mental health challenges.
Summer ag news items include Beef Quality & Care Assurance Training, Cost-Share Programs, and the Dead Livestock Removal Program.
Cattle producers, feed a mineral supplement with adequate magnesium to prevent grass tetany. Note updated beef mineral recommendations.