Eastern Red Cedar A favorite Christmastime tradition when I was younger was going out on the farm with my cousins to cut a nice, full cedar tree for my grandma’s house. We would spend the rest of the day stringing popcorn and hanging lights a
Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office The Diverse Holly The Holly (Ilex) genus is a mind-boggling group consisting of more than 400 species. Hollies offer a diverse range of plant characteristics. They may be small shrubs about 18 inches
Saturday was Family Day at the Hutson Expo at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. There were peddle tractors, a large inflatable, and a coloring zone where the little kids could color and have fun. There was shopping going on for Christmas, and everyone
This Week’s Garden Tip 11/21/14 Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office How to Move a Tree Gardeners, well at least this gardener, make many mistakes. Neglecting to water a young plant during a two-week drought causi
Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office Reducing Pests in Firewood Now is the time to build your stockpile of wood for burning in your wood stove or fireplace during those cold, blustery days of winter. Obtain seasoned wood for best result
The National Association of Farm Broadcasting 71st Annual Meeting was held at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City November 12-14. News and Farm Director Alan Watts were on hand to provide coverage, along with Intern Allen Humphries.
The Christian County Farm Bureau held their annual Legislative Appreciation Dinner Monday, November 10, 2014, at Oakland Manor. Local officials and State Legislators were among those on hand for the event.
This Week’s Garden Tip Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office Tree Planting Tips Trees and shrubs add beauty and value to a home’s landscape. But as few as 50% of planted trees do not survive beyond one or two years. Why?
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Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office This Week’s Garden Tip 10/24/14 Be Aware of Brown Recluse Spiders Many different kinds of spiders live around homes and buildings. Most are harmless
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This Week’s Garden Tip 10/17/14 Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office Why Leaves Change Fall color is the main reason I enjoy autumn. Kentucky is a great place to view the brilliant yellow, vibrant orange, and
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This Week’s Garden Tip 10/10/14 Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office Control Winter Annual Weeds Now Here’s a little known fact - the purple-blooming weeds like henbit and deadnettle that
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The 4-H Students who cured Country Ham as part of their 4-H Projects were raffled off. A portion of the proceeds goes to 4-H to further their cause, but a portion goes to the 4-Her for doing their project. This is a time when people and businesses band together and the country hams sell for thousands of dollars! This is a way to keep the country ham producer lineage alive and growing for the future!
A large crowd turned out Saturday, September 27, 2014 for the Hal Fennel Memorial Tractor Pull. Drivers brought tractors from as far away as Golconda, IL and Marietta, GA. Check out photos from Ag Edge photographer Susan Watts.
H & R Agri-Power talked about Farm Safety today during Farm Safety Week. Several points were covered from motorists being careful to watch for heavy equipment/machinery on the road moving from location to location as well as individual safety on different kinds of machinery. The Ag Edge captured new and used equipment as well as their courteous, friendly and knowledgeable staff at work.
It's Farm Safety Week and Alan Watts and the Ag Edge were at Commonwealth Agri-Energy in Hopkinsville to find out about the many facets of the operation of Commonwealth Agri-Energy, and safety features built into the system, and followed by each staff member. Literally tons of corn is processed daily at the plant. While were were there, train cars carrying corn were being loaded, and we got a look at tankers being loaded with E-85.
The Ag Edge was on hand to capture pictures of the Cattle Auction at Christian County Livestock in Hopkinsville. There were cows, steers, calfs of all kinds and colors beingsold. The food was great and the building was full of energy as the events of today's Auction unfolded.