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Ways to help your friends who are dealing with cancer Print E-mail

A cancer diagnosis is a life altering event for those diagnosed as well as for their friends and family. Unfortunately, cancer occurs far too often. The National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results program estimated that in 2009, more than 12.5 million Americans were living with a cancer diagnosis. Breast and prostate cancers were the two most common types.

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Preparing equipment for 2013 corn crop Print E-mail

What a difference a year makes. Compare Kentucky’s drought damaged corn crop last year with the 2013 crop that is on track to be record-setting and wetter than average.  To prepare, you should ready your handling equipment, dryers and storage bins well before harvest to minimize problems that can create unexpected delays.

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4-H Day of service focuses on military members Print E-mail

4-H values service. By making a positive impact in their communities, 4-H’ers learn valuable leadership and citizenship skills that will help them become engaged and active adult community members. In October, 4-H’ers from Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida and Virginia will participate in a 4-H Day of Service and give back to their local communities.

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4-H'ers can build a million Print E-mail

All of us want our children to grow up to be financially secure adults. Teaching young people early about basic money management can help your young person have a good financial foundation, and 4-H is here to help.

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Safely store and dispose of prescription medication Print E-mail

Most of us will take a prescription medication at some point in our lives. It’s important to remember that medicine a doctor prescribes you is only intended for your use.

Here are some tips for safely storing medication:

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Calculating hay supply Print E-mail

The arrival of fall is an important time for livestock producers to assess their winter hay supplies. Kentucky forage and livestock producers made a lot of hay this September, and for much of the state, hay supplies should be adequate for winter feeding. However, in areas of Western Kentucky that experienced a longer, more extensive drought, some producers may have supply issues.

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4-H Country ham auction Print E-mail

In our efforts to congratulate the 4-H country ham participants for a successful year of curing, cleaning and presenting their hams at the KY State Fair, we are rewarding them with a dinner and auction similar to the livestock show and sale at the county fair. We hope that you can take part in our third annual ham auction on Friday, September 13 at 6 p.m. located at the Extension Office.

This is a 4-H project and I would encourage you to be generous in any donations made towards supporting the youth and the hard work that went towards preparing the hams. Please keep in mind that you will not only be bidding to support the youth, but you would also be receiving the ham if you are the highest bidder!

So what are you waiting for? Call 859-654-3395 to RSVP your spot for the auction and let us know that you are coming. With a winning bid, your Thanksgiving or Christmas ham could already be taken care of!

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The basics of stevia Print E-mail

There’s been a lot of hype about stevia. Stevia is an extract of a shrub originating from South America and is also grown in India, South Korea and China.

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C.A.I.P. - Phase I program money available soon Print E-mail

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Governor Beshear, approved ten model programs for the Pendleton County CAIP Programs.  There will be three informational meetings held for the general public in reference to the County Agricultural Investment Programs available and the application process.  Please RSVP for one of the following meetings so that we can ensure enough copies will be available for all attendees.  Reservations can be made by calling 859-654-3395.

The first meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, the second will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 5 and the third will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 5. All meetings will be held in the Pendleton County Extension Office meeting room. Regardless if you have participated in these programs in the past, it is recommended that everyone interested in participating to attend one of these information meetings as some processes may have changed. Please call 859-654-3395 for more information.

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Join 4-H in new school year Print E-mail

A new school year is upon us, and it’s a great time to join 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H offers experiential learning to youth ages nine to 18 with something for all interests from insects to space to sewing. There are topics for all youths. By participating in 4-H, youths develop many essential life skills including responsibility, leadership and self-esteem.

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