Breckinridge County Young Farmers

 

Monday march 7th the Breckinridge county young farmers met at the extension office.  Guest speaker Dr Jonathan Shockley spoke about the economics of grain hauling. Donna Marsh and Jennifer Ballman from the FSA office spoke about microloans available.  There were about 50 in attendance. Kid’s activities included bushels or bust games and ag talk discussion.  The Breckinridge county cattleman’s association provided the meal sponsored by Shirley Payne of Channel Seed.  Dessert was provided by the extension office.

 

KFB Spotlight

Getting a Look at Agriculture, Outside the US: Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home.
April 5, 2019
Getting a Look at Agriculture Outside the US:  Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home

Sometimes, the best way to see more clearly, and perhaps appreciate more, a specific issue that is close to home, is to observe if from a different perspective, in a different place.  

Staying out of the Weather: Compost bedded pack barns could eliminate some wintertime hassles
April 4, 2019
Staying out of the Weather:  Compost bedded pack barns could eliminate some wintertime hassles

Since the end of last December, several head of a beef cattle herd on the David and Mollie Appelman / ATM Farm, were kept in a compost bedded pack barn throughout the winter months, rather than out in the wet winter weather. The idea led to dryer feeding conditions, less water/waste run-off, easier working conditions, and happier cows. 

Down the Backroads: Be thankful for that tractor on the road
April 4, 2019
Down the Backroads: Be thankful for that tractor on the road

Being lucky enough to live in a rural area, I have grown accustomed to my farm neighbors and their implements moving back and forth on our roads. In fact, I have gone along for a ride or two with them, on occasion.