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The Trigg County Conservation District is celebrating another successful year ...Read More
University of Kentucky Ag Economist Dr. Will Snell says as a whole agriculture fared better in 2017 than in 2016.




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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt discussed partnering with a agriculture, a true defininition of a waterway and other issues during the Kentucky Farm Bureau's 98th Annual Meeting November 30, 2017.  
Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles says agriculture has remained positive in Kentucky despite a couple of challenging years and low commodity prices.  
Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney and Governor's Office of Ag Policy Director Warren Beeler recognized past President Sam Moore for his 16 years of service during the 98th Annual Meeting.  
The soybean crop in western Kentucky appears to be one of the better ones in recent years ...Read More
The practice of topping damages hundreds of trees each year in Kentucky. Trees are subjected to many stresses
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If you have a spruce in your landscape, this is a good time of year to observe them carefully for some of the following problems: Cytospora Canker. 
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We talk a lot about insects and diseases that can wreak havoc to our landscape trees, but many times
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Howard Buffet talks to Max Armstrong at NAFB about ending hunger. Alan Watts gives us this interview.
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Howard Buffett talks with Max Armstong at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. Alan Watts was there and recorded this video.
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Fall Black root rot is a pest which during recent years has been appearing more frequently on fall-planted pansies
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Howard Buffett, who chairs his own foundation and serves on a number of other national and international boards and commissions, spoke with farm broadcasters at NAFB's 74th Annual Meeting.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited with a standing room only crowd of farm broadcasters Thursday at the 74th annual NAFB Meeting in Kansas City. 
Murray State University Student Rhiannon Branch was the recipient of Orion Samuelson Scholarship sponsored by CME Group at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting's 74th annual meeting.  News and Farm Director Alan Watts spoke with Rhi
Deciduous shrubs are a key component of a well-designed landscape. Like fertilization and watering
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Trigg Co. Fruit Sale

The Trigg County FFA has started our annual Fruit Sale Fundraiser. Please see and FFA member to place your order and you can Click Here to see the full list of items being sold.


 
Awards at the Pennyrile RC&D Annual Dinner.
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Awards were presented at the Annual RC&D Award Banquet.
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This Fall Fall is the time to think about all those flowers we associate with spring: daffodils, crocus,
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Arbor Day, the celebration of the value of trees in our lives, is celebrated in spring. However, in Kentucky the VERY BEST time to plant new trees
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These are just a few of the different kinds of foods available at the Ham Festival,
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Here’s a little known fact - the purple-blooming weeds like henbit and deadnettle that are so easily spotted in the spring
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Tractor Plow Day is always a fun time to get out the Tractors, visit, swap stories and plow up some ground!
Asian woolly hackberry aphids are distinctive insects. A covering of thin bluish-white waxy
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Wayne Hunt and Alan Watts recently discussed agriculture in Kentucky at Kubota Day at H & R Agri-Power in Hopkinsville.  
News and Farm Director Alan Watts discusses farm safety with Tommy Bruce at CBC Ag Enterprises in Crofton.
 
National Association of Farm Broadcasting President Max Armstrong visits with News and Farm Director Alan Watts about farm safety.  
News and Farm Director Alan Watts discusses farm safety with Mary Jane Stewart at Southern States in Cadiz.  
News and Farm Director Alan Watts discusses farm safety with Delbert Roeder and John Berry.  
News and Farm Director Alan Watts talks with Mick Henderson about expansion plans at Commonwealth Agri Energy.  
News and Farm Director Alan Watts recently drove the switch train at Hopkinsville Elevator during National Farm Safety Week.  
News and Farm Director Alan Watts discusses farm safety with Lanny Boyd.  
News and Farm Director Alan Watts talks livestock safety with James Flood and Sam Wright at Christian County Livestock.  
News and Farm Director Alan Watts discusses farm safety with Jerry Gilliam at AgQuest.  
News and Farm Director Alan Watts talks with Brian Fitzsimmons about farm safety.  
The end of summer is a busy time for farmers, as the days grow shorter and crops are ready
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Working Around livestock can be a very rewarding experience,
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The two broad types of effects from pesticide exposure are: local or contact and systemic.
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Pesticides can have acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) health effects.
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Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families.
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Extend Garden Color with Fall Blooming Perennials
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Farm Safety Week at Commonwealth Agri-Energy in Hopkinsville.
Farm Safety Day at Dixie Feed & Seeds in Hopkinsville.
Farm Safety Week at Christian County Livestock Market in Hopkinsville.
Farm Safety Week in Cadiz as Alan Watts talks with Mary Jane McAtee and Store Manager, Steve Hargis.
Kubota Days at H&R Agri-Power in Hopkinsville. Hot deals on Kubota and Echo products and Beef Hot Dogs!
One problem showing up in landscapes is a canker disease causing wilt and dieback on rhododendron, caused by the fungus
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There were engines, cars, tractors with big and small engines and some very old equipment.
The Blackpatch Festival in downtown Princeton was filled with people and unique items.
We are fortunate to live in a part of the United States where forests and woodlots are abundant.
It was Farm Safety Day at the Mize Farm in Trigg County where eager 4th graders learned about various types of Farm Safety.
The Stings of Summer This time of year it is not uncommon to find a few insects buzzing
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Alan Watts brings these pictures from his time at the Kentucky State Fair.
Alan Watts brings these pictures from his time at the Kentucky State Fair.
Alan Watts brings these pictures from his time at the Kentucky State Fair.
Alan Watts brings these pictures from his time at the Kentucky State Fair.
The sunflower (Helianthus spp.) has a rich history as a North American native plant.
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The Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting was held at the Trigg Co. Recreation Complex in Cadiz.
The West Kentucky Antique Power Association Annual Tractor Drive began at Southern States in Cadiz and made its way to Locust Grove Church for lunch, and then back to Southern States to end the ride.
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Photo Credit: Curt Judy, UK
When we think of flies, we generally think of a nuisance insect and one we could largely live without.
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Because of stress to turf this year, your lawn may be looking sparse, thin, and weedy.  If so,
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The Todd Central FFA officer team has spent the summer developing new goals and plans to achieve them throughout the upcoming school year ...Read More
The Trigg County FFA Chapter has remained active and involved in the community throughout the summer ...Read More
The Christian County FFA Chapter has been very busy this summer as they gear up for a new school year ...Read More
The rain didn't stop the Roeder Summer Auction, which took place Friday at the former Roeder implement lot on Skyline Drive ...Read More
When summer weather heats up with no sign of rain, gardeners hook up the water hose to give
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The Summer Farm Tour took place at the Underhill Farms on Donaldson Creek in Trigg County.
Gardening in shaded areas may be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be frustrating. Most complaints
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Jay Stone, Christian County Extension Agent, talks about the decreased occurence of folier diseases in tobacco patches. Stating that the recent weather patterns are playing a large role in this development.
 



Stone also discusses the factors that have allowed for a great corn crop this year.

 
Lost River Creamery, owned by Scott and Angie Harris, have recently opened a new retail location in Russellville, Kentucky. The store is located off the Russellville square at 111 E. 4th Street. 
Storm water run off poses an increasingly difficult problem for many urban areas.
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Kelly Ballman served as the Swine Show judge at the West Kentucky State Fair on Saturday, July 1st.
 



 
Trigg County FFA Member, Caleb Martin, talks with Alan Watts about showing pigs.  
Trigg County 4-H member Lilly P'Pool talks with Alan Watts about showing pigs at the Western Kentucky State Fair.
The beef cattle show took place Saturday, July 1, at the Western Kentucky State Fair.  Darrell Derossett served as the Judge.  
More than 50 pigs competed and their exhibitors competed for top honors Saturday, July 1, during the Western Kentucky State Fair Swine Show.
Eight Trigg County FFA Officers and members were among those from across the state that attended the Kentucky FFA Convention at Rupp Arena in Lexington. 
Christian County FFA State Degree recipients.
Mosquito Prevention Kentucky is home to more than 50 species of mosquitoes. Some can be found
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Hopkinsville FFA member and past President Aaron Stallons will serve as the Kentucky FFA Pennyrile Region Vice-President.  
Tree Borers Are Flying Four serious pests of landscape trees - dogwood borer, bronze birch borer,
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Michael and Stephanie Keller are carrying on a family tradition by raising tobacco.  The Keller's and their family set nearly six acres of tobacco May 20th on the Moore farm near Roaring Springs.
Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles says farmers to need to be on the lookout for possible scams targeting hay buyers and sellers.
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If you grow peach trees and during the summer you noticed red, distorted, thickened leaves that curl up  and then drop off the tree, chances are you have peach leaf curl. 
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Farm owners Steve and Denise Brashears and a number of family members combined efforts recently to set some of their 2017 tobacco crop.  Denise shared some photos with the Ag Edge.
L & H Farms, owned by Bob Lawrence and Mike Hyde, took advantage of great weather this week to set tobacco on one of their farms near the Cerulean Road in
The Christian County FFA recognized members and supporters during their annual banquet Thursday, April 27.
The Hopkinsville Campus at MSU Breathitt Vet Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
The Kentucky Beef Council kicks off grilling season at Hancock's Neighborhood Market.
Skeletonization is a term used to describe how an insect chews away a layer of the soft leaf tissue leaving behind the leaf veins.
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Christian County 4-H and Greenland Farm Owners Joey Pendleton and Diane Wood hosted several hundred
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Congressman James Comer stopped in Hopkinsville for a forum to discuss the proposed Farm Bill. Click for the video. 
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It was Kubota Days at H&R Agri-Power in Hopkinsville. Hot Deals, Famous Hot Dogs and a Great Sale on Kubota products
The cattle at Hill View Farms are ready for spring.
Brad Bolinger presented the Farmer of the Year award to Tobacco Farmer Todd Harton.  
Brian Lacefield presents the Agribusiness of the Year Award to Planters Bank.  
Farmer Joseph Sisk presents the Friend of Agriculture Award to FNB Bank President Brian Lacefield.  
Governor's Office of Ag Policy Director Warren Beeler discussed the State of Agriculture during the annual Salute to Ag Breakfast at the Silo March 21.  
Stephanie Perry of Vinson Farms presented the Monsanto America Grows Communities grant to the Trigg County Hospital Foundation.
Trigg County FFA Advisor Karen Nolcox presented the Outstanding Youth In Agriculture Award to Megan Mitchell.  
County Judge Hollis Alexander presents the Agribusiness of the Year Award to Trigg County Conservation District Assistant Susan Kyler.  
Trigg County Ag Extension Agent Graham Cofield presents the Friend of Agriculture Award to Extension Assistant Gay Ledford.  
The Trigg County Agriculture Committee hosted the annual Ag Appreciation Dinner Tuesday, March 14.  Featured speaker for the dinner was Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Executive Vice President Dave Maples.  
Trigg County 4-Her's prepared their Country Hams at Broadbent Country Hams in Eddyville.
Christian Way Farm is gearing up to open on April 1, 2017. It's springtime at the farm!
P&H Cattle Co. in Eddyville highlighted their locally grown beef with Farm Director Alan Watts.
H & R Agri-Power Hosted Big Red Day showing new equipment for 2017 & 2018. Seminars were given on various pieces of equipment.
FFA Students were treated to a tour of Commonwealth Agri-Energy by Mick Henderson with Alan Watts and Becky Williamson during Agriculture Week.
The Salute to Agriculture Eye-Opener Breakfast at the Silo in Hopkinsville featured a spotlight on Agriculture.
Family, Beef, Current Trends and Farming were the topics of discussion while numerous awards were given at the Trigg County Ag Appreciation Dinner.
It was Farm Safety Day at Seven Springs for local farmers in the area. Topic of discussion was AED's and CPR.
Five Trigg County 4-H Livestock Club members competed in the Kentucky 4-H Skillathon Contest Saturday at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green
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Alan Watts was at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY and he sends these photos. Trigg Co. FFA Chapter was also in attendance.
Alan Watts talks with Robert Alexander of the Hopkinsville Farm Credit Services at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.  
Alan Watts talks with Joe Powell of Beck's Hydrids at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.  
Alan Watts continues to be at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville and he sends these pictures.
Alan Watts attended the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville and he brings us these pictures.
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