Steve Musen

Jessamine County Extension Agent

for Agriculture and Natural Resources

phone - (859) 885-4811f

fax - (859) 885-7491

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  • Upcoming Training Opportunities:

Jessamine County Cattlemen at the Millers Farm
Monday, October 18th, @ 6:30pm
At Charles and Judy Miller's Beef Cattle Farm
1631 Beaumont Rd. Nicholasville, KY
Program will be presented by Katelyn Hawkins supply chain manager with Kentucky
Beef Solutions. Dinner will be Potluck with meat provided by the Jessamine County
Cattlemen Association so bring a side-dish or desert. Seating will be limited so you
may want to bring a folding chair.

Beef Quality and Care Assurance (BQCA) Certification Training
Thursday, October 21st, 6:30 pm
Jessamine County Ag. Center

  • Online Training Opportunities:

Kentucky Beef Quality and Care Assurance (BQCA) Certification Do you need to renew your BQCA certification for your Large Animal CAIP cost-share project? The KBC, with funding from the Beef Checkoff program, is offering an online BQA certification training. Click the following link for details:

Private Pesticide Applicator Training/Certification –Online Training Now Available! For private pesticide applicators whose certifications expired 12/31/2019, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture we are extending these certifications one year until 12/31/2020

Jessamine County Extension Offers Free Soil Testing

The Jessamine County Extension Service’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Program is now offering FREE SOIL TESTING starting on October 1st. This offer is good for TWO free tests per household for residential soil tests and up to SIX free tests for commercial enterprise per calendar year. Contact the Jessamine County Extension Office for more information.

Taking a Soil Sample

It is very important you test your soil each year.  With the cost of fertilizer remaining high, a soil test can save you money on the farm.  It's best if multiple samples are taken for the area you want tested.  You will need to go about 4-6 inched underneath grass and mix in a bucket per sample. Stop by the office and pick up your soil bags or bring us about 2 cups per sample in a ziploc bag.  Generally we can get soil test back in about 10 days.

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