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i 2004 On the Farm- A-7 BUREAU JOUNCED Ezel, and Lynn Vernon, have been area program Farm were by David S. Beck, executive vice and Parsons have a 55 years experience Farm Bureau Work, coordinating public policy and Programs for county l has Worked with coun- Bureaus in Eastern Since 1973, while worked with 12 la the southeastern part 1980. area program the pair will continue With their assigned rganizations, but will additional training and duties on a statewide .and Lynn have exten- in their work Farm Bureau lead- compiled an out- of membership effective- working areas," asking them to responsibilities in Kentucky, to work Farm Bureau staff and volunteer leaders ;sively implement objectives of our 56, is a Morgan and holds a B.S. agriculture from the of Kentucky. Before Bureau he taught agriculture and Commercial Bank in Gary Hamilton, Agricultural Agent [ ] Carole Rison, Home Agent II Tera Rawlings, 4-H Agent John K. Wills- Agriculture Agent Emeritust ] -J! Parsons, 48, attended Eastern Kentucky University. He holds a membership in the American Angus Association. He and his wife Caria have three children, Michael, Christopher and Mary Kathryn (Katie). His working area includes: Boyle, Clark. Clay, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Owsley and Rockcastle coun- ties. GRIP PROGRAM OFFERS HELP USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for Grassland Reserved Program (GRP) signup. Landowners may apply for GRP at any time how- ever, all applications that are received will be held until the next evaluation period. The GRP is a voluntary pro- gram that helps landowners and operators restore and protect grassland, while maintaining the areas as grazing lands. The pro- gram places heavy emphasis in protecting grasslands under the greatest threat of conversion. Conversion issues include the lose of grassland to urban land, cropland, or grassland being lost to invasive species In Kentucky, eligible land for GRP includes; grasslands, land that historically has been domi- nated by grasslands and forbs, and certain lands that are in planned rotations. There are no maximum limitations on the amount of land But may be offered for GRP. However, landowners with eligible land must submit a minimum of 40 contiguous acres to be consid- ered for GRP according to the provisions in the law. Primarily, land enrolled in GRP would be prohibited from lie is active in the being cropped or developed. Cattleman's Prohibited crop production inclttds,,c,01unodity and non- 1 "es commodity, crops, such as vine- area ] .ttq ..... " * *'. counties: Bath, ' yhrtl d tiftteds: Prohibited Elliott, Greenup, development includes; housing, Menifee, upgrading existing farm roads, Morgan, Powell, construction of new buildings or structures, placement of bill- board signs, and installing new utilities. The payment process for GRP depends on the enrollment option. Payments fix rental agreements are based on 75 per- cent of thee grazing value in an annual payment. Payments f easements are based on appraised values. One appraised value is based on the "best economic use." The local economy will have an effect on what is the best economic use of the land. The second appraised value determines the '"'grazing value." The grazing value is then sub- tracted from the best economic use value and an offer is made from the govermnent to the landowner for a permanent easement. For a 30 year ease- ment the amount offered will be 30% of me permanent easement value. The 2(X)4 funding level for GRP in Kentucky is jus[ over a million dollars. "There will be strong competition for this fund- ing based on the number of applications received from test year," said Jacob Kuhn, Assistant State Conservationist for Natural Resources. Interested landowners are encouraged to visit their local NRCS Conservationist and review the application and rank- ing criteria. GRP applications are evaluated and ranked to determine which applications provide the most environmental benefits arid best meets program specific goals For more infonnation regard- ing GRP, please consult the fol- lowing Website: www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/. FREE FISHING DAYS INCLUDE KIDS FISHING DERBY The Annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held7 at Cave Run County Fair planned-- The first Bath County Agriculture and Horse Fair is scheduled for September 9-12 at the Lion's Club Park. Chairman Tom Byron has been meeting with the agricultural leadership to make this an exciting and fun-filled fair. Events will include the Mountain Pleasure to 9 a.m. Parents can pre-regis- ter their kids at the sporting goods department of the Morehead Wal-Mart. Fishing poles and bait will be available. Casting contests, games, and-activities will take place after the fishing. Following the event, every child will receive a fishing gift bag and be eligible for raffle prizes donated by local vendors. Children that catch the largest and smallest fish will win a fishing pole donated by the KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Kids may also enter the national "I Caught A Fish Contest" and Zebco Kids Casting Contest Wal-Mart is a national spon- sor of the Kids All American Fishing Derby program. The Wal-Mart in Morehead will be holding casting contests and other activities at the store Saturday afternoon following the fishing derby. The USDA Forest Service is coordinating this year's event along with the US Army Corps of Engineers, KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and Wal-Mart. Lake on Saturday, June 5th. "The goal of this event is to t quvited,urinlh= n_iaing,,ater, and the OUT ,,, a4!Kotta themh_...kl. d..:to:,&aJlllect patents ruth on fishing". The Derby will take their children and create memo- place at the Tailwater Picnic Area by the dam on KY 826. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m and fishing will be from 8 a.m. 2010 South Highway 211 just outside of Salt Lick, Ky. Only minutes RUN LAKE (Zilpo & Leatherwood Areas) and riding trails. 142.5Acres OFFERED I TRACTS With combination groupings and grouped as a whole. 0.45 Improvements include a wood- with 1 bath, kitchen, living room, and a large closet over a partially finished Attached 2-car garage, back patio and adla- building. Electric Central Heat and Air as furnace. City Water. Also, a hay or Shed. 334' road frontage. Tract #2:7.98 Acres, 4 Bent Tobacco or stock barn, Drive thru Corn Crib, 4-Bent Machinery Shed as well as a hay shed and other outbuildings. 150' road frontage. including 233' of road frontage Acres with 238' of road frontage Acres separated from the other tracts by Salt Lick Creek, lots of good hay and pas- Well as an abundance of timber, some outbuildings, and a cattle working pen. down payment day of Auction, with balance on or before 30 Days and Possession with the Deed World Championship Horse Show, a mule show, tractor pulls, antique farm equipment show, livestock shows, exhibits, food tasting and more. Pictured from left to right are: Randy Buckner, Nyles Barnes, Robert Adams, Steve Smathers, Tom Byron, Carole Bison, discuss the plans. (Photo by Gary Hamilton) DAY OF SALE TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER PREVIOUS ADVERTISING ties to last a lifetime," said Evelyn Morgan of the Morehead Ranger District. The first week of June is National Fishing and Boating Week and includes Kentucky Free Fishing Days on June 5-6. No license is required for resi- dents or non-residents to fish Kentucky waters. In support of Free Fishing Days, the USDA Forest Service will not require recreation fee passes for parking or launching at boat ramps for Saturday or Sunday, June 5-6. For more information contact the Morehcad Ranger District office at (606) 784-6428. OLYMPIA TRADE DAYS Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 Free spaces Available at City of Refuge Church located on Sour Springs Road in Olympia A country breakfast/buffet will be held OUR WEBSITE AT www.lisarogersrealty.com Saturday, Juoe 5,io,,tbe church,[el ows.htp IU, ,, Bad goods wil be sold during the Breakfast Mt..8.Iexljflg._T00bacco Services Agent for: Philip Morris, USA 859-498-9394 Sell your tobacco direct to the largest purchaser of U.S. Burley Pay No commission or sale fees Unload, Sale and Receive your check all in one trip Fast, Friendly Service New Modem Receiving Station Easy access Off 1-64 and Highway 60, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky No driving in heavy downtown traffic Top, Consistent Pricing Choose Mt. Sterling Tobacco Services for the Sale of Your Burley Crop Call: Scott Pope Johnny Cockerham Ford Patterson Terry White 859-498-9394 859-498-9394 859-497-4935 859-749-1239 Mt. Sterling Tobacco Services Agent for Philip Morris, USA 859-498-9394