Downtown Richmond Farmers Market opening
The new Downtown Richmond Farmers Market officially opens Saturday.
This market will set up in downtown Richmond on North First Street between Main and Irvine streets Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting).
For more details, go to www.downtownrichmndfarmersmarket.com. There you will find an events calendar and how to sign up for workshops that will be conducted at the market.
Madison County Farmers Market meeting
The Madison County Farmers Market will have an informational meeting Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.
Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be testing and certifying scales for anyone who sells produce. Come by the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Office March 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. For more details, check out the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Manual: www.kyagr.com/marketing/documents/FM_Manual.pdf
This class was canceled due to wintry weather in February but has been rescheduled for April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office. This class covers the basics of putting together and maintaining a rain barrel. Presenters will construct a rain barrel during class to give away as a door prize. Please call 623-4072 to register for this class.
Growing blackberries and raspberries
Come learn all about blackberries and raspberries! This class will be April 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Office. The first half of this class will cover how to grow blackberries and raspberries and will be taught by Amanda Sears.
The second portion will be taught by Gina Noe and will go over nutrition and preservation. The cost of this class is $5 if you wish to receive three raspberry plants, limit 30 people. If you wish to attend and not buy plants, the class is free. If you want to receive plants, you must preregister and pay before April 22. But call soon – your plants will not be reserved for you until we receive your payment!
The Madison County Beekeeper Group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Office. These meetings are open to anyone interested in beekeeping at any experience level. You do not have to be a resident of Madison County to attend. Bring a dish for a potluck meal. Call the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office at 623-4072 to let us know how many are attending, and if you have any questions
Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
Downtown Richmond Farmers Market opening
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The extension office has received numerous phone calls over the past couple of weeks about large wasps hovering in yards all over the county.
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Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers.
Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short.
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I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.
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The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.
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Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.
Band students ‛take over’ MCHS campus
The Madison Central High School campus has been “taken over” for two weeks by 170 students attending band camp.
Warning labels needed on energy drinks
The popularity of energy drinks has soared since they entered the marketplace, but at least one consumer group wants the FDA to order warnings on product labels.
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