University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Agriculture & Natural Resources


Agriculture and Natural Resources  
The Agriculture and Natural Resources program provides non-formal education in the areas of agricultural production, homeowner plantings, and natural resource utilization. Specific programs include information on food production, farm business management, marketing and processing agricultural products, natural resource management and home lawn and garden information. We address issues dealing with environmental stewardship, the rural-urban interface, and value-added enterprises.
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Cary Hicks
County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

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2015 Wheat for Hay Trial Results

2015 Tri-County Grain Improvement Series Test Plot Results

2016 Extension Winter Meeting Schedule




McLean County Mesonet

Weather Map

NOAA Hourly Forecast

UK Precision Ag Weather 
Calhoun River Gage and Rainfall
Livermore Gage and Rainfall
River Forecast
Corps of Engineers Data
River Stage Map 
USGS Water Data
My Flood Map



CBOT Night(

30 min Futures(ADM)

CME Group Futures

Energy and Other Futures(ACRES)
Commodity Markets (ACRES)

Cash Grain (KCGAA)
Cash Grain (ACRES)

Cash Grain (Owensboro Grain)

Cash Grain (Agweb)
KDA Market News 
Livestock Markets
USDA Markets
Today's LDP's
Jeff Nalley's Web Broadcasts



Soybean Cyst Nematode

UK Grain Crops Page
UK Tobacco Page
UK Variety Trials
UK Pest News
UK Weeds Page
Lime Quality Study for McLean Co
UK Soils Page
Lime information
OnLine Fertilizer Calculators
Grain and Forage Crop Seeding Guide
Kentucky Custom Rate Survey
Integrated Pest Management
Beef IRM
CPH Sale Info
UK Forage News
Bill Wurts Aquaculture Page
Gardening and Horticulture
Goats(UK Animal Science)



Ag Engineering Plans
FSA Home
Hay Testing  1-800-248-4628
Pesticide Labels
EPA Registration #s
Pesticide Record Forms
USDA Reports Calendar
Ag Economics Tools
Illinois Farm Tools
FSA Forms



Corn Management in Kentucky

Forage Variety Trials

Grain Crop Variety Trials

Home Fruit Pest Control

Home Gardening Guide

Insect Control Guide

Lime & Fertilizer Guide

Weed Control Guide

Wheat Management in Kentucky

Commercial Vegetable Guide

Horticulture Publications



Certified Applicators 

KY Dept of Ag

UK Precision Farming Page
Farm Bureau Acres (members only)
Tobacco Settlement and Phase1 Cost Share Programs
Kentucky Ag Statistics
Other County Extension Offices
Sustainable Agriculture
UK Publications
Poultry Ventilation from U.Georgia
Herbicide Injury 
Plant Disease (Purdue)
UK Diagnostic Lab
Certified Crop Advisors
Kentucky Revised Statutes
New Crop Opportunities Center
Nutrient Management Planning
Soil Survey on the Web



Google Earth Applications for McLean County
Kentucky Geospatial Data
Topo maps for McLean County
Ag Water Quality Planning
Master Logger
McLean County Tourism
National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center 
McLean County Chamber of Commerce 
NASA J-Tracker
Battle of Sacramento
UK Ag Weather on Your PDA or Cell Phone!
Conservation Tillage Innovation Center
Download Henson's Useful Spreadsheets (updated 5/24/10)

Greg Henson's Cloud Page

McLean County Ag Festival Facebook Page

McLean County Farm Photos

Ag PhD



Summer 2014 

Fall 2014

Winter 2014-2015

Winter 2015-2016

Winter 2016





1/29/15 Managing Mud & Manure, Dr. Steve Higgins

1/29/15 Beef Nutrition & Minerals, Dr. Roy Burris

1/30/15 On-Farm Grain Storage, Dr. Sam McNeill

2/6/15 Nutrient Management for Water Quality, Dr. Josh McGrath

2/24 Tobacco Producers Update, Dr, Andy Bailey

2/27/15 Tiling and Water Control Structures, Cary Hicks

3/13/15 Poultry Litter as Fertilizer, Dr. Edwin Ritchey

4/29/15 Manure Use in Grain Production, Dr. Josh McGrath

4/29/15 Litter Management 101, Blake Gipson withJones-Hamilton Group

8/14/15 Beef Field Day- Weed Control in Pastures, Dr. JD Green

8/14/15 Beef Field Day- Pinkeye Control, Dr. Michelle Arnold

8/14/15 Beef Field Day- Forages & Grazing Option, Kevin Laurent

8/14/15 Beef Field Day- New Options in Parasite Control, Ben Lloyd

8/14/15 Beef Field Day- Wheat for Hay Trial & UAS, Cary Hicks

1/4/16 2016 Grain Management, Dr. Carrie Knott

1/4/16 Tri-County Grain Improvement Series Plot Highlights, Cary Hicks, Curtis Dame & Vicki Shadrick

1/28/16 Hemp Production in KY, Warren Beeler

1/29/16 Grain Sorghum Production, Cary Hicks

2/3/16 Livestock Market Overview, Dr. Kenny Burdine

2/3/16 Futures & Options as a Risk Managemnt Tool for Livestock Marketing, Dr. Kenny Burdine

2/17/16 Soils 101/Soils of McLean County, Cary Hicks

2/17/16 Soils and Soil Fertility, Dr. Edwin Ritchey

2/29/16 Manure Use in Grain Production Systems, Dr. Josh McGrath & Dr. Edwin Ritchey

2/29/16 Determing the Economic Value of Poultry Litter, Dr. Jordan Shockley


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