Here’s the latest news and event info from Oldham County Extension. I know lots of us are watching the weather now, hoping for some rain in the forecast. You may want to bookmark the UK Ag Weather Center for the farm forecast if you don’t already use it: http://weather.uky.edu/. PEST ALERT True Armyworm Reported in … Continue reading Oldham County Farm & Garden News – May 2023
FARM & GARDEN NEWS
Here’s the latest farm & garden news from Oldham County Extension. As always, give us a shout if we can help with your farm & garden questions. Thanks to Therese Reese for sharing this photo a few weeks ago, one of several new foals at Stoneway Farm. I appreciate learning what’s happening on your farms … Continue reading FARM & GARDEN NEWS
Raising Backyard Chickens
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
November 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
National Farmer’s Day: Celebrating Oldham County Farmers
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
Backyard Flocks: Plan Ahead to Save Future Headaches
Where Do You Get Your Farming Information?
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?
Oldham County Extension Agriculture Updates
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
Farm State of Mind
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.
Cattle Producers Update
Cattle producers, feed a mineral supplement with adequate magnesium to prevent grass tetany. Note updated beef mineral recommendations.