• Blooming gifts may require special care

    Nelson County Farm Bureau was recognized during the 97th Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2016. The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.

  • Five great gifts for the gardeners on your list

    By Chris Coulter, Agriculture Columnist

    Like it or not, gift giving has somehow become a very big part of what was once the celebration of Christ’s birth. Of course, we all like to receive gifts, and if you are going to receive a gift, you might as well get what you want. If you are a gardener, you might want to leave this list around for the last-minute shopper in your house. I asked myself, what five items do I use the most in my farming endeavors?

  • Want some winter interest? Plant with berries

    December has ushered in some seasonal weather with daytime temperatures hovering in the 40s. For us this is perfect winter weather to work in. Brisk, but not too cold, it can be invigorating for animals and people alike. The sheep and the big dogs seem to prefer it, in fact. The playful frolicking is proof. The clear, blue sky on a chilly winter day can be even more beautiful with a little winter plant interest.

    We all say we want winter interest, but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season.

  • Winter is the time to plan next year’s garden

    By Chris Coulter

    With Thanksgiving over and Christmas fast approaching, this time of year often marks the end of the growing season on the farm and a short respite until we pick back up again in February. Even with some winter vegetable production and the normal farm chores, we take this time to look back on the past season and see what was successful and what wasn’t. The seed catalogs started rolling in last month and most of the planning schedule and our ordering are completed before the end of the year.


    Sarah Hall, daughter of Matthew and Gina Hall of Cox’s Creek, grew a 10-1/2 pound sweet potato on their family farm.

  • Autumn brilliance

    By Kristopher Fante, Backyard Gardener

    When you hear the word brilliance, one usually thinks of a person who is bright, intelligent, or has great wisdom. When I hear the word brilliance, I think of a shrub that is intense, vivid in color, and just a wonderful specimen to have in the landscape.

  • Once again, we find ourselves experiencing an Indian Summer
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  • Fair board gets $100k to renovate Samuels Hall

    The exhibit space at the Nelson County Fairgrounds could have a whole new look come next summer.

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced Thursday it had awarded a $100,000 grant to the Nelson County Fair Board for the renovation of Samuels Hall.

    “It will be a whole new appearance to the building,” said board president Keith Willett.

    Plans call for renovating both the exterior and interior of the building, including remodeling the bathrooms and improving the exterior entrance.