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Today in Agriculture

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            Today is Friday December 19th, the 353rd day of 2014.


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Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson

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

Photo Gallery - 95th Annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Meeting

Kentucky Farm Bureau members held the 95th Annual Meeting December 3-6 at the Galt House in Louisville.  News and Farm Director Alan Watts was on hand.&

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson

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

Photo Gallery - Hutson Expo on Saturday

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

Photo Gallery - Farm Bureau Leaders in Trigg County

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney was joined by the State Farm Bureau Executive Board and Staff during a meeting with the Trigg County Farm Bureau Tuesday, November 18.  

Photo Gallery - Hutson Expo

The 2014 Hutson Expo, November 20-22 at the Bruce Convention Center, featured remarks by Kentucky Ag Commissioner James Comer, a number of seminars, equipment displays and more.  

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson

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

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson

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

Photo Gallery - 2014 NAFB Annual Meeting

        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.    

Photo Gallery - Christian County Farm Bureau Legislative Dinner

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.

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson

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?

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson

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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Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson

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

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson

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

4-H Country Ham Auction

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!

Farm Safety Week - Joey Rodgers - Commonwealth Agri-Energy

Working on the farm or at an ethanol plant have more similarities than one might think.

Photo Gallery - Hal Fennel Memorial Tractor Plow Day

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.

Farm Safety - Jay Stone - Christian County Extension Office

Harvest time is upon us, and it’s a time of year that all farmers look forward to.

Farm Safety Week - Max Armstrong - Farm Progress Radio Network

Most all of us can recall the accident. It is hard to forget a tragedy when it occurs in our community.

Farm Safety Week - Kelly Jackson - Christian County Extension Office

Each year more than 235,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn and garden tools.

Farm Safety Week - Keith Todd - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

John died on May 15, 2003. John was 62. With the exception of 4 years spent in the Air Force, he had been a farmer all of his life.

Farm Safety Week - Jason Outland - Hopkinsville Elevator

Agriculture in Christian, Todd, and Trigg County means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

Photo Gallery - H & R Agri-Power Farm Safety Remote

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.

More Than 400 Attend Beef Bash In Princeton

More than 400 beef cattle farmers from across the state of Kentucky received updates about the industry during the annual Beef Bash Thursday in Princeton ...Read More

Photo Gallery - Commonwealth Agri-Energy

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. 

Photo Gallery - Cattle Auction at Christian Co. Livestock

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. 

Photo Gallery - Christian Co. Livestock Remote

The Ag Edge was at the Christian County Livestock Yard for a Farm Safety Week Remote. We got a bird's eye view of the unloading of cattle, herding them in the gates, and getting them weighed for the sale today.