Shane Bogle in studio, September 27, 2017
Shane Bogle, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent at the UK Extension Office, was in studio Wednesday morning for the weekly Extension Program.
Shane told listeners that harvesting is still going on in the area, with corn harvest about halfway done and tobacco harvest about three quarters of the way done. Soybean harvest is also happening in some parts of the county and he reminded listeners to pay attention and watch out for large and slow moving farm equipment on the roads.
He then mentioned the Master Cattleman Series that will begin on October 17th and the Pennyrile area will be hosting ten sessions on cattle production. Each three hour session will be held every Tuesday night for ten weeks and will cover foraging, cattle reproduction, feeding, herd health, genetics, marketing and more. Each session will be taught by a specialist from UK and the sessions will rotate between Marion, Cadiz, and Princeton. The first session, on October 17th, will be at the Ed Tech Center in Marion. Each session starts at 5:30PM and includes a well cooked dinner with food provided by local farms. The registration fee is $100 and includes all ten sessions and dinners and you can register by calling the Extension Office at 270-365-2787.
Shane also spoke about the upcoming Kentucky Grazing Conference in October, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Forage and Grasslands Council. There will be two locations for the conference this year, one on October 17th in Lexington and the other on October 18th in Hopkinsville, from 7:45AM to 4:15PM. The conference will cover weed control, mix species grazing, and the Forage Spokesman Contest. Registration is $40, or you can join the Forage and Grasslands Council for $50 and not have to pay the registration fee. You can call the Extension Office at 270-365-2787 to register.
You can catch the full interview with Shane Bogle below.