Likely as a child, you, too, collected fireflies in a jar and took them to bed to light up your room on a warm summer night. I remember getting my parents to puncture the lid of a mason jar so the magical insects could breathe. Well, it turns out that all that light flashing wasn’t meant for our entertainment, but rather about entertaining love.
Farm Service Agency reminds producers that the deadline for crop acreage reporting for crop year 2013 has been extended to August 3rd. If you have not filed a 2013 acreage report, please visit the local FSA Office soon! Acreage reports are required for participation in many FSA Programs.
Signup for the DCP program continues through September 15.
Humans aren’t the only ones that suffer from the heat of summer. Farm animals feel the heat, too. With summer temperatures already upon us, it’s time to think about ways to know when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what to do to reduce their plight.
The University of Kentucky Agricultural Weather Center provides warnings of the potential danger to livestock. Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. The heat index is a combination of air temperature and humidity and is used to describe how it feels outside.
The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was Saturday, July 13. Thank you to Warren Beeler for serving as the judge for this show. It is an honor for Beeler to judge our county fair show because he is a world-renowned judge.
Spencer County High School students Darilyn Browning and Tyler Goodlett recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Browning and Goodlett along with 44 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 23-27 at the University of Kentucky.
An identical IFAL conference was also held June 16-20 at Murray State University for an additional 45 students.