Success StoryDealing with Mud



Dealing with Mud

Author: Robert Kirby

Planning Unit: Knox County CES

Major Program: Beef

Plan of Work: Introduction & expansion of specialty markets and new opportunities for agriculture in Knox County

Outcome: Initial Outcome

With the winter and spring of 2018 and 2019 being one of the wettest in history, cattle farmers in Knox County experienced overwhelming damage to high traffic areas and pastures because of the wet conditions and mud. Because of the issues, Dr. Ray Smith was invited to the Knox County Cattlemen's Association monthly meeting in March to present an educational program on recommendations concerning renovation of damaged areas, resewing areas and educating producers of pros and cons of different types of seeds and varieties he recommends to use.  Thirty Eight producers were presented the program at the meeting and through farm and office visits at least 21 producers used the practices that were recommended to smooth out ruts, renovate areas damaged by the wet, muddy conditions and established areas back to having desirable ground cover and grass to be used for pasture.






Stories by Robert Kirby


High Tunnel Tomato Production Webinar Series

about 4 years ago by Robert Kirby

Thru efforts of the University of Kentucky Horticulture Specialist, a three night education webinar ... Read More


Tomato Grafting Research

about 4 years ago by Robert Kirby

With most of the high tunnels in Knox County being NRCS grant funded, certain stipulations are agree... Read More


Stories by Knox County CES


Reaching the aging during COVID 19

about 3 years ago by Renata Farmer

People are living longer. Kentuckys current population of seniors (65+) is 16.4% (2019 Census Data).... Read More


Knox 4-H shifts programming to meet clientele during pandemic

about 3 years ago by Renata Farmer

With the onset and spread of COVID-19 throughout Kentucky and our county, the Knox County 4-H progra... Read More


Stories by Beef


Development and delivery of training for ANR agents related to alternatives to distillers’ grains in beef cattle diets.

Development and delivery of training for ANR agents related to alternatives to distillers’ grains in beef cattle diets.

about 3 years ago by Katherine VanValin

In response to the shutdown resulting from the spread of COVID-19, the team of Beef extension specia... Read More


Preconditioned Calf Program

Preconditioned Calf Program

about 3 years ago by Carol Hinton

Post Weaning Value-Added Program – Precondition (PVAP-PRECONDITION) The Post Weaning Va... Read More