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
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?
Cicadas & Your Trees
Several Kentucky counties will experience a large number of periodical cicadas emerging this spring. Besides the annoying racket they make, cicadas are also pests of trees.
2020 Summer 4-H Achievements
Congratulations to Andrew Myers, 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador for 2020-2021! Congrats as well to the Oldham County 4-H'ers who competed in the 2020 Kentucky 4-H Dog and Horse Contests.
A Call For Mask Donations
Coverings for Kids is an effort to collect mask donations to provide to Kentucky schools at no cost. Donations of face coverings and masks in any size, for both children and adults, will be accepted.
A Brief Introduction to Beekeeping
Interested in beekeeping? Get the basics on keeping bees so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not beekeeping is right for you.
Summer Ag Updates
Summer ag updates include Oldham County cost-share program announcements, Farm Service Agency program update, and upcoming ag surveys.
Cereal Rye in Oldham County
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.
Celebrate Earth Day At Home
April 22, 2020, is the 50th Earth Day. Here are some ideas for celebrating Earth Day at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oldham County 4-H Summer Activities
Oldham County 4-H summer activities include 4-H camp, 4-H International Exchange Program, Kids Cooking Camp, 4-H Project Days, Oldham County 4-H fair, and more.