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?
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
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, feed a mineral supplement with adequate magnesium to prevent grass tetany. Note updated beef mineral recommendations.
What everyone should know about soil nutrients, fertilizers, and plant growth. Get a quick rundown of soil nutrients, fertilizers, soil testing, and other important information related to plant growth.
Wet conditions this winter affected hay feeding areas. Even well-designed feeding pads could have significant damage where animals enter and leave, creating perfect growing conditions for summer annual weeds. While these areas may look rough now, you can improve them.
Summer ag updates include Oldham County cost-share program announcements, Farm Service Agency program update, and upcoming ag surveys.
University of Kentucky Extension is working with Kentucky producers to evaluate cereal rye production. Oldham County is hosting three of these field trials which will help UK Extension agronomists and growers evaluate varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer needed, and any pest control needed.
Oldham County spring ag news includes pesticide trainings, OC cattleman KCA Hall of Fame inductee, Oldham County Ag Connection, Backyard Streams program, and more.