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/ / The Farm THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Owingsville, Ky.--Week of April 17 - April 24, 2003 7 Gary Hamilton, Agricultural Agent :: .......... Carole Rison, Home Agent Tera Rawlings, 4-H Agent John K. Wills - AgriCultural Agent Emeritus for growers IZarm Income Improve- has cost-share ig items: float ; )rdgation equipment; humidifier/steam- tobacco check moisture are available County Extension Bath County Farm office. The application ts April 15 through May the limited funds in this that farm- )lication and mail it is time to prune frees restore themselves if they are pruned in they leaf out. in early spring, the is bare and you more easily which need to be removed. aing in early spring, heal more rapidly. tmg trees such as birch the spnng, you may bleeding. Although tree, it may or messy around the may be reduced trees in June, flow has stopped. is also the best lng fruit trees. Most s done from m.til just before full Is when the trees are and after the danger is over. off on fly tags beef cattle farmers have started making cattle this spring. I to remind farmers learned to put in ear that April is tags" Iut in this their effectiveness or late-suhfiaer -- the horn flies are most put in fly tags early June, to y control. So working hold in fly tags until test now is one of the best can improve pro- Ud save money in any grow. Soil tests are $5 and the results will recommended nitro- potash, and lime that is needed to grow a particular crop. To take a soil test, it is recom- mended that you get a good repre- sentative sample of the field you want tested. This can be accom- plished by walking a zig-zag pat- tern across the field, gathering samples with a soil probe from the top four-six inches of soil, at several random locations. Mix the accumulated soil together in a plastic bucket, and bring in about a pint of soil to the Extension Office for testing. Sample results are returned in about seven-ten days. Soil probes are available for loan from your Bath County Extension Office. Home-safe home emergency preparedness Home is the place we envision being, safe and secure. Attend a Cooperative Extension-sponsored workshop that will help you cre- ate a safe healthy home environ- ment for all ages during emergen- cies. Peggy Powell, Montgomery County family and consumer sci- ences agent, will teach the work- shop. The program is free and open to the public on Monday, April 21, at 4 p.m., in the Bath County Extension Office Meeting room. You will learn prevention and preparation techniques, to mcrease your family's safety and emergency preparedness. Remember food safety tips for spring, summer festivities Spring is a festive time of year, as plants and trees awake from a winter's nap, and we prepare for seasonal celebrations and obser- vances. Some traditional foods often used for spring festivities may contain organisms that could make people sick. So whether you're preparing for an egg hunt, Seder meal, neighborhood picnic or graduatio n .party, it's important to properly store, handle and pre- pare traditional fare for these observances. These foods include raw eggs, lamb, poultry, ham, beef and salads, and sandwiches with mayonnaise or dairy prod- ucts. Shell eggs might contain sal- monella entertidis, bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Although the number of affected eggs is quite small, foodborne ill- nesses have occurred in the past few years. Groups especially vul- nerable to salmonella infections include those with-health prob- lems, the very young and senior citizens. Eggs must be property han- dled, refrigerated and cooked to remain safe. Keep eggs refrigerat- ed, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and refrigerate foods containing raw eggs. When buying eggs, always choose those from a refrigerated case. Look for clean, uncracked shells Always buy eggs before the "Sell By" or expi- ration date on the carton. A U.S Department of Agriculte grade shield or mark, means the eggs have met quality and size stan- dards. Buy the size that's most useful and economical for you. Temperature fluctuations are critical to safety. Take eggs straight home from the store and immediately store them in the original carton, in a refrigerator set at 40 E or below. Put the car- ton in the coldest part of the refrigerator. Don't wash eggs before storing them, because this could remove the protective min- eral coating and increase the potential for bacteria on the shell to enter the egg. Eggs shouldn't be left unrefrigerated any longer than two hours. Once they are refrigerated, eggs need to stay that way. Leaving cold eggs at room temperature, can cause shell sweat, which facilitates bacterial growth. If eggs crack on your way home, break them into a clean contained, tightly cover and refrigerate them. Use these eggs within two days. Eggs that crack during hard cooking are safe. Here are some safe-handling guidelines for eggs. Before and after contact with eggs, wash your hands, utensils, equipment and work areas with hot, soapy water. Don't keep any raw or cooked eggs out of the I I Lewis Lawn Service Free Estimates Low Prices "You Grow It, We ldow lt" Eric Lewis I Cell#- (606) 776-0486 Paint & Wallcoveringa Indian Mound Drive Mt. Sterling Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-12 498-9033 Hey! It's A Great Day For Painting! @=orona, Check out our in-stock wallpaper too!. of Bath County: will be a Free County Wide Clean UP Week in Bath County ; the week of April 21,22, 23, 24. The clean up will be held county It will be free to everyone in the county. The Waste Station on prings Road will be open to the public to dump free during the 21, thru 24. There will also be a dumpster placed in 5 ions throughout the county during this week. There will be Salt Lick at the Fire Station; at Preston, a dumpster will be across from Blevins Grocery; at Olympia, the dumpster will be at Crooks Grocery; at Sharpsburg, the dumpster will be placed the Old Fire House; at Bethel, the dumpster will be placed at the If you have any appliances they can be dropped off at the a on Kendall Springs Road. This will be the only site that appliances. Please do not bring any tires -- this is for trash Clean up will be for the week of April 21, 22, 23 and 24 only. held clean up our County. Walter B. Bailey Bath County Judge/Executive refrigerator for more than two hours. Raw eggs and other ingre- dients, combined according to recipe directions should be imme- diately cooked or refrigerated and cooked within 24 hours. To safely cook eggs, poach, hard cook, scramble, dry or bake them. Be sure the eggs are thor- oughly cooked until the yolks are firm. Scrambled eggs shouldn't be runny. Use a food thermome- ter, to be sure you've cooked casseroles and other egg-contain- ing dishes to an internal tempera- ture of 160 E Immediately serve cooked eggs and egg-containing dishes, or put them in shallow containers, to quickly cool and refrigerate right after cooking. They should be used within three to four days. Below are some more basic food safety principles, to ensure that tbodborne illness doesn't erupt from our spring and summer fes- tivities. Remember the adage, "keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold." Maintain cooked foods at 140 E, or lower. Keep cold foods at 40 E in the refrigerator. If you freeze them, maintain the freezer temperature of 0 E Don't leave hot or cold foods out more than two hours, because bacteria that cause foodborne ill- nesses rapidly multiply at room temperature. Pre-heat the oven to a temperature of no lower than 325 E to destroy bacteria, that might be present in ham, lamb, beef, or poultry products. Use a meat thermometer, to ensure that you cook raw meats to an internal temperature sufficient- ly high enough to kill disclose- causing bacteria. Cook fresh, raw ham to an internal temperature of 160 E; raw lamb and beef roast, at least 145 and poultry; 170 F. for white meat and 180 E lot dark meat. You can eat a fully-cooked, ready to eat-ham to 140 F. before serving if desired. Be sure to always keep this meat in the refrigerator. Refrigerate dry-cured country ham after you slice it. You can refrigerate a sliced, uncooked ham for two to three months, but only five to seven days alter it's cooked. Use raw beef or lmnb within three to five days, other- wise, free the meat to use within six to nine months. Immediately refrigerate per- ishable foods, after you finish the meal, but no longer than two hours after you've removed them Ironl the refrigerator or oven. "lb speed the cooling process, carve leftover meat from the bone, put it in small, shallow con- tainers, and place in the refrigera- tor or freezer. For more information, contact your Bath County Cooperative Extension Service. 12 heifers given for 4th Dustin Worthington Memorial Contest Over 230 people from across the slate gathered April 4 at the Boyle County High School lbr tile 4th Annual Dustin Worthington "I Love Cows" F.ssay Contest awards ceremony This year's ceremony saw 12 beef heifers given away to students who pamcipated in the contest, including James Hawkins. Bath County 4-H Livestock Club member and son o1' Willie. and Elizabeth tlawkins, of Owingsvillc. The contest is open to Iq:A and 4-H members interest- ed in tile cattle industry. Also par- ticipating in the contest from tile Bath County 4-H Livestock Club were Jacob Barker and Josh Miller. Over 83 entries were judged by local committee to select the winners. This year the program was expanded to include two statewide winners: one to a 4-H nlenlbcr and one to a ['}:A llleln- ber. Any youth in tile state of of Kentucky could apply fir the statewide awards, with the excep- tion of those counties that have a contest. Those county contests were open to the youth from Bath, Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Mason, Mercer, Warren, and Washington counties. The award was established in 2000 after the death of Dustin Worthington, a Mercer County teen who was involved ill the cat- tle industry. Worthington was killed, along with his friend Dale Goodpaster, in an automobile accident on April 4 of 2000 in Mercer County. In 2000, two reg- istered beef heifers were donated and given away. For heifers were donated and given away in 2001. Six heifers were donated and given away in 2(X)2. This year's winners volunteered to donate their first heifer calf back to the fund for future winners. Six heifers given away this year were donated by kx:al beef cattle oper- ations. Farms contributing to this year's program include: Mercer County, Sweetbrier Farm (Rick Dees); I.incoln County, Hal Akers; Boyle County, Katie Holdennan (Boyle County win- ner 2002),; Garrard County, Cliffside Famls (Briggs and Beth Cunningham); Madison County, Minerich Cattle Company; and Mason County, Lx:ust Hill Farm and Danny Collins. "Hae other six heifers were purchased by the Dustin Worthington Memorial fund. Famls interested m donating a heifer of any beef breed can con- tact Dennis Worthington at 1-859- 734-6962 or 1-859-734-(X)86. 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