Programs offered by the Clay County Extension Office for October 2016

Holiday Ideas will be October 13th at 10:00 am at the Extension Office.  Come enjoy an hour of viewing and learning about crafts you can make for the holidays.  We will make a craft after the program so please call 598-2789 to register so we will have enough supplies.  Free and open to the public.

Family Fun Night will be October 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the EXCEL Building.  We will have a Halloween theme and children can wear their Halloween costumes for a photo opportunity. Last year we had a great time!  This program is free and open to the public.

►The Clay County Cattlemen’s Association will meet on Thursday, October 27th at the EXCEL Building at 6:00 pm.  Dr.  Michelle Arnold, UK Extension Veterinarian, will be our guest speaker.  Her topic is overall herd health but she will also talk about managing calf health, as we are in the weaning season.  Jimmy Hampton will be doing the grilling for us, so please give us a call at 598-2789 to let us know that you are coming so we will have enough food. Feel free to invite other Clay County Cattlemen, just make sure you let us know that they are coming.  Jeff looks forward to seeing you on the 27th!

2016 UK Forestry Fall Webinar Series 

Jeff will be having 3 UK Forestry Fall Webinar Series at the Clay County Extension Office beginning at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to attend these webinars, call him at 598-2789 to sign up.  Please invite others that you think might be interested.  Below you will find the dates and titles.  You can attend one, two or all three series.

November 10 -- Implementing a Sustainable Timber Harvest -- During this webinar woodland owners will learn that it’s more than just trees when it comes to sustainability. Water, soils, special sites, rare species, and aesthetic beauty also need to be protected or maintained. Woodland owners will learn about Best Management Practices to protect water and soil quality, information and databases on rare plants and animals, how to protect special sites such as cemeteries and rock shelters, and many other recommendations that you may have not considered during a timber harvest.

November 22 -- Marking Your Woodlands Property Boundary -- An important part of caring for your woodlands is ensuring that your boundaries are clearly marked. Unfortunately many privately held woodlands do not have marked property boundaries and this can lead to a host of problems. This webinar addresses: the importance of marking and maintaining your woodland boundary lines,      determining property boundaries, properly marking the boundary and materials to use for marking the property boundary.

December 6 -- Preventing Wildlife Damage on Your Property: Tree Plantings, Gardens, and Ornamentals -- Wildlife on your property can provide hours of enjoyment through birdwatching, photography, hunting and many other activities, but they can also can also cause problems in many situations. Issues often arise with wildlife when home owners plant trees, ornamentals, or backyard gardens. This webinar will discuss some common wildlife issues relating to your property including how to identify the wildlife causing the problem, preventative measures, and in the worst case       scenario how to legally and ethically remove individuals that are causing extensive damage.

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