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Agriculture

  • State Fair Rabbit Show winners

    Congratulations Gabi Deetch, Noah Dunning, Stephanie Panter, Luke Brewer, Baylee Todd, Jillian Dunning, and Erica Goodlett for exhibiting at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair Youth and Open Rabbit Shows.  Spencer County had a great showing at the Kentucky State Fair Rabbit Show.

  • State Fair Poultry winners

    Congratulations to Justin Pietz, Adam Pietz, Gabi Deetch, and Luke Brewer for showing their poultry at the Kentucky State Fair.  

  • 4-H Shooting Competition results

     

  • Hybrid and stray seeds
  • Diversity of fall colors in KY

    Every year around this time, nature puts her greens to bed and awakens her autumn colors. That array of reds, yellows and oranges painting the landscape is part of a very important ecological process.

  • Dairy Goat Show exhibitors

     

    Congratulations to Adam Light, Logan Light, Justin Pietz, and Adam Pietz for exhibiting at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair Dairy Goat Show.  They all participated in dairy goat classes and showmanship. In the skill-a-thon contest Logan Light was 1st in the senior division.  All of the boys had class winners in the show. 

    Adam Pietz exhibited the Grand Champion Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat in the 4-H Show with his senior doe. 

    Adam Light exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Nubian Senior Doe.

  • Fall composting

    Thirty years ago, if you mentioned soil science, compost, vermiculture or mycorrhizal fungi to the average gardener they would have scratched their head and laughed.  Today these are words that gardeners are beginning to understand and take seriously as they learn the value of adding organic matter to their gardens.  You can buy organic matter or you can generate it yourself You likely have all the tools you need already.

  • Apple harvest basics

    Fall is a busy time for apple growers. Ripening times vary from year to year depending on the weather. If apples have coddling moth damage, they will drop up to two weeks before the crop is ripe.

    The best and most time-tested method of judging when to pick fruit is the taste method. When enough starch has been converted to sugar and the flavor is developed, the fruit is ready to eat. Fruit continues to ripen in cold storage, so pick fruit before it is ripe if you want to store it.

  • State Fair swine show

    Several youth participated in Swine Exhibitions from Spencer County in the 2017 Kentucky State Fair.  In the Kentucky State Fair 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show, Makala Hatzman, Seth Goodlett, Courtney Jeffiers, Noah Dunning, Jenna Thompson, Madison Goodlett, Casey Montgomery, Ethan Thompson, Emily Truax, Desmond Stubbs, Braydon King, Beau Girdley, Ryann Truax, Jillian Dunning, Taylor Goodlett, Brooke Montgomery, Noah Frank, and Hayden Atcher represented Spencer County Novice, 4-H, and FFA in their classes.  

  • State Fair 4-H Lawn Tractor contest.

     

    Christopher Drury, pictured, participated in the Kentucky State Fair 4-H Lawn Tractor contest. He brought home Junior Champion for the state of Kentucky.

    Colton Todd also participated in the Kentucky State Fair 4-H Tractor Operations Contest and represented Spencer County.