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Planning for fall vegetables in the garden
It’s time to start planning how to continue enjoying your garden and even add new plantings.
Kids and church can lead to funny situations
I was just thinking the other day about the funny stories I’ve collected about children and church. I believe many grandparents will recognize some similarities to their own grandchildren.
MCHS, Caudill win world archery titles
Caudill Middle School and Madison Central High School won their divisions in the National Archery in Schools Program World Championships in Madison, Wisc. this past weekend
The win is a third consecutive title for Caudill Middle School and a first for MCHS.
The Clover Games were a success
Almost 300 youth and volunteers from Madison County attended the 2014 Madison County 4-H Camp last week, June 30 through July 3. The campers who attended had a great time.
On Monday night, there was a carnival, complete with inflatables, cotton candy and snow cones.
EKU, Berea to co-host apiculture society
From July 28 through Aug. 1, the Eastern Apiculture Society will be buzzing around Madison County as Berea College and EKU co-host this international event (www.easternapiculture.com).
This year’s theme, “Esprit de Bee,” pays tribute to the Kentucky National Guard’s Agriculture Development Teams, specifically their leadership in apiculture.
Trace minerals for beef cattle
Grazing livestock require many different nutrients to support growth, milk production and body-tissue maintenance.
Often, minerals are separated into two categories. The minerals that are required in relatively large amounts are called major or macro minerals. These usually are listed on feed tags with a percentage sign after the name.
Those needed in lesser amounts are called micro, minor or trace minerals and are generally listed in parts per million (ppm).
A lot is going on with Extension this month
The Meet Your Farmers Tour was a huge success.
Despite the rainy weather, we had over 120 people visit farms and farmers markets around the county. I just want to thank the farms that opened their gates, as well as the producers at our farmers markets: Baldwin Farms, Turpin Cattle Farm, Berea Garden and Greenhouse, Hunt Acres, Meadowbrook Farm at EKU, Madison County Farmers Market, Berea Farmers Market and Downtown Richmond Farmers Market.
Fresh-grown herbs making their way to the shelves
The July 4 holiday is fast approaching, and the Berea College Farm Store will have a limited schedule this week:
It will be open for regular hours Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 6:30 p.m., but closed Friday through Monday.
We will re-open Tuesday on our normal schedule. To celebrate Independence Day and to make up for our shortened schedule, we will extend our 10-percent off sale for all Berea College raised beef and pork products (excluding ground beef) through the end of this week.
Barklice not a threat to trees
Have you noticed a mass of small gray insects on your trees, all moving together as a group? Then you may have barklice!
This has been the summer of barklice in Kentucky. I have received an unprecedented amount of phone calls about this insect. At the UK insect lab in Lexington, specimens, descriptio
Clean water is essential for livestock health
Water is the most important nutrient for animals, and it is essential to ensure that animals have ample access to clean water.
Having water available for livestock allows for optimal animal performance and health. Dry matter intake is directly related to water intake, and the less an animal drinks, the less feed it will consume.
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