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
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?
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.