The North American wild turkey is the species from which all domesticated varieties of turkeys originated. Domestic turkeys are bred for meat only.
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Raising Poultry for Family & Markets
Backyard chickens classes and a 4-H Poultry Club help bring research-based poultry information to Oldham County families and farmers.
Think Ahead About Winter Hay Needs
Now is the time to think about your horses' winter hay needs. Calculate how much hay your horse needs to get through winter.
Supporting Oldham County Agriculture
Oldham County Extension's 2016-2017 program year included educational offerings such as horse and pasture classes and as well as a Regional Beef Field Day.
Summer 2017 Ag Events
Upcoming events calendar for Oldham County Agriculture programs from the 2017 Summer edition of the Oldham County Extension newsletter.
Recall Alert: EpiPens, Aldi’s Peas, Hunt’s Chili Kits
Keep up to date on food and drug recalls. Recent drug and food recalls include Mylan EpiPens, Aldi's peas, and Hunt's Chili Kits. Sign up for FDA recall alerts.
Apply for County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) cost-share! CAIP cost-share provides funding for farm improvements for approved applicants.
KY Dairy Cattle News
Kentucky Dairy Notes The University of Kentucky Dairy Extension team circulates a monthly e-newsletter called Kentucky Dairy Notes. The following article "Heat Stress is a Hot Topic" comes from the May 2016 issue of Kentucky Dairy Notes. Heat Stress is a Hot Topic Written by Barbara Wadsworth, University of Kentucky Dairy Graduate Research Student, and … Continue reading KY Dairy Cattle News
KY Aquaculture News
Read about KY aquaculture topics like seafood markets, farming largemouth bass, aquaculture and water reuse, and the Third Thursday Thing Aquaculture Workshop at the KSU Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort, KY.
For those turned off by traditional composting, there is another option: worms. Vermicomposting is another kind of composting in which the worms do all (or nearly all) of the work. Little setup is required. Vermicomposting is an ideal method for those interested in composting only food scraps.