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Agriculture

  • BACKYARD GARDENER: If you’re looking for ‘Aster-nomical’ fall color ...
  • Fegenbush named to ‘Farmers Hall of Fame’

    A man who would be easily recognized by anyone paying a visit to the Bardstown Farmer’s Market joined the Farmers Hall of Fame Tuesday night during the Nelson County Farm Bureau annual meeting at the Civic Center.

    Vice President P.J. Milburn announced Maurice “Apple” Fegenbush as the recipient of the annual recognition.

    “This year’s winner has been a lifelong farmer of many crops since he can remember,” Milburn said.

  • Fall is the best time to grown green manure cover crops for your garden

    By Chris Coulter

    Agriculture Columnist

    Labor Day often marks a psychological ending to the summer growing season, if not a biological one.

  • Jake Bishop is new member of American Angus Association

    Jake Bishop, of Cox’s Creek, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • Clara Bishop is new member of American Angus Association

    Clara Bishop, of Cox’s Creek, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • Late summer is the time to prepare for next year’s lawn

    By Kristopher Fante

    Agriculture Columnist

    The summer months have bolted by so quickly, and many of us are looking out our front door and seeing a yard of crabgrass, warm season weeds, dead areas and a mixture of spotty brown and green grass. You may be wondering when it’s the best time to resolve these issues. Most of us will tell ourselves “fall is right around the corner, I’ll work on it in the spring,” but that’s the exact opposite of what you need to do.

  • Backyard chickens could be making a comeback

    It’s been a year and a half since poultry purge, but some would-be urban farmers are hatching a plan to permit townies to raise chickens for their eggs.

    On Tuesday, the Planning Commission held a workshop at the Old Courthouse to educate city and county officials on the benefits of urban agriculture.

    The speakers included Extension Agent Robbie Smith, Nelson County Beekeepers Association President Gene Englert and Nick Kipper, who raised chickens on a vacant lot until Bardstown’s code enforcers cracked his eggs operation.

  • The many colors of milkweed

    By Kristopher Fante

    Agriculture Columnist

    Summer is in full swing, and that’s the greatest time of the year for our many Kentucky native plants to strut their stuff and show how magnificent native flowers can be.

  • Beekeepers call for revision of Kentucky Proud requirements

    Kentucky beekeepers are becoming some of the loudest critics of a program aimed at promoting Kentucky products. The Kentucky Proud label that has been promoted for the past several years is misleading to consumers, they say, but it could take changing the law to ease their concerns.

    “What’s happening is most people aren’t aware — and we want to make them aware — that just because it says Kentucky Proud does not mean that the product is from Kentucky,” said Susan Zhunga, a beekeeper from Cox’s Creek.

  • BACKYARD GARDENER: Grow your own container garden with shrubs

    Kristopher Fante

    Gardening Columnist

    Gardening with containers can be enjoyable and gratifying, and there is no easier way to bring rapid vast amounts of color and style from spring through fall to help enhance your landscape. But, if you’re like me and you have a good amount of pots to fill, the cost of annuals can quickly get out of hand. That’s where the use of shrubs along with some perennials can really help out with the cost, labor and time of container gardening.