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UPCOMING EXTENSION EVENTS

Feb. 19-March 12 – Grow Your Farm Business, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The 4-week course will be held every Tuesday and will cover the following: creating a business plan, finances and lending programs, technical assistance, marketing, budgets and enterprise evaluation, farm tours, mentors, and horticulture crops. To register or for more information, call 859-873-4601.

Feb. 25 – Painting with Bessie, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. The painting workshop is offered every Monday. Contact Bessie Bain at 873-5658 for more information.

Feb. 28 – Baking for 1 or 2, 10 a.m. Do you love the smell of fresh baked bread? Do you know your flours? There are a lot of choices in today’s market. This lesson will focus on making smaller amounts of your favorite baked goods, the right pans, temps and times. We will also look at what’s new on the shelf for making tasty, healthy baking choices and don’t forget easy and quick. To RSVP, call the Extension Office at 873-4601.

Feb. 28 – Beginning Backyard Poultry Class, 5:30 p.m. Are you curious about the backyard chicken craze? Do you want chickens but don’t know where to begin? Jacqueline Jacob, University of Kentucky Poultry Specialist, will be our guest presenter. Call 859-873-4601 to register.

March 5 – Homebased Microprocessor Workshop, 9:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. This videotaped HBM workshop is required to become a Homebased Microprocessor in Kentucky. It is the first in a series of steps which includes recipe approval (at a cost of $5 per recipe), verification of an approved water source and annual certification by the Kentucky Food Safety Branch (with a certification fee of $50 per year). To qualify, farmers must live and farm in Kentucky. The final product must contain a fruit, vegetable or herb grown by the farmer. Products may be sold from the farm, registered farmers markets or certified roadside stands. Once certified, Homebased Microprocessors may sell products such as canned tomatoes and tomato products, pickled fruits and vegetables, salsa, barbecue sauce, pepper or herb jellies, pressure-canned vegetables and low or no sugar jams and jellies. There is a $50 fee for this workshop. For more information or to register, call Annhall Norris at 859-257-1812 or visit http://fcs-hes.ca.uky.edu/homebased_processing_microprocessing/.

March 7 – Scrap Happy Quilters, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. Contact the Extension Office for project information.

March 11 – RAP Support Group (Relatives As Parents), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments and childcare are provided. For more information, call the Extension Office.

March 19 – Sit-N-Sew, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Interested in joining others with an interest in sewing/quilting? Join us the third Tuesday of each month. All skill levels are welcomed. Bring your own project to work on. Master clothing volunteers will be available for answering questions and offering guidance on your project. No fee for attending. For more information and to RSVP, call the Extension Office at 859-873-4601.

March 28 – Be Safe, Be Well, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (9:30 a.m.registration and refreshments) at the Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive, Danville. Topics to be covered: Identify & recognize emergencies, make appropriate first aid care decisions, learn skills needed to provide immediate care for the ill/injured, basics of first aid kit, learn about new items on the market and a free first aid kit to all who pre-register. An afternoon training opportunity will be offered on overdose response training, sponsored by the Boyle County ASAP (Agency on Substance Abuse Policy). This is a free program, but you must pre-register by March 15 by calling the Woodford County Extension Office at 859-873-4601.

Homemakers Club Meetings:

Circle of Friends – Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.

4-H Clubs & Activities:

4-H Horse Club – Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. This is for all 4-Hers interested in horses. You do not have to have a horse/ride to participate.

4-H Livestock Judging Team – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m. The livestock judging team will practice in February in preparation for the judging season starting in March.

4-H Lego Robotics – Feb. 21, 6 p.m.

4-H Cloverbuds Club – Thursday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. This club is for any youth 5 to 8 interested in jump starting their 4-H experience. Our meeting will include a craft, story-time and a healthy snack. Space is limited, so please contact the Extension Office or sarah.redmon@uky.edu by Feb. 18 to reserve your spot. A parent/guardian must stay during the club meeting.

4-H Livestock Club Education Meeting – Monday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m. Call to RSVP, as we’ll be heading to the Bluegrass Stockyards to learn about AgriMedia. 4-H Environmental Club – Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m. The Environmental Club will meet to learn more about the environment and natural resources. RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 26 to ryan.farley@uky.edu. 4-H Cooking Club – Thursday, March 14, 4:30 p.m. We will be focusing on Irish Cooking. RSVP by March 11 tosarah.redmon@uky.edu.

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