Eric Baker
County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources
(606) 723-4557

Estill County Extension offers educational opportunities to producers and agribusinessmen on crops, diseases, pest management, farm and business management, risk management, erosion control, livestock management and water quality.  Programs are offered throughout the year.


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January Cattle Producer Meeting - Thursday, January 18, 6 p.m.

Extension and Estill County Cattlemen's Association will have a cattle producer meeting on Thursday, January 18th, 6 p.m. at the Estill County Extension Office. Guest speaker is UK Beef Extension Specialist Jeff Lehmkuhler. Estill County Cattlemen's Association will have a business meeting afterward. Meeting sponsor is Bluegrass Stockyards of Richmond. A meal will be provided by calling 723-4557.

Estill Co. Beekeeping Association Meeting - Monday, February 19, 6 p.m.

The next beekeeper meeting is set for Monday, Monday, 19th, 6:00 p.m. at the Extension office. A pot luck meal will be at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. We need to consider nominating officers at this meeting. Call 723-4557 or email me to preregister.

Calving Clinic - Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 p.m.

UK Ruminant Veterinarian Michelle Arnold and UK Extension Beef Specialist Les Anderson will be our guest speakers. If you are interested in attending, please pre-register by calling 723-4557.

Hay for Sale: Need to purchase squared or rolled hay?   Give us a call and we'll be glad to share the information with potential buyers.  In addition, the Kentucky Dept. of Agr has a hotline that you may want to submit an advertisement.   Call our office for more details.

High Tunnel Webinar Series
Webinars are viewable at the web address listed below. You can watch them at your convenience.

2018 Kentucky Fruit & Vegetable Conference: The 2018 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference is approaching rapidly. The program and registration form can be found by going to our Horticulture Department web site at:

Dead Livestock Removal Option: Farmers who need to dispose of dead livestock can contact the Estill County Conservation District and request a voucher that will pay disposal costs at the Blue Ridge landfill off HWY 89. Farmers are responsible to transport their dead livestock to the landfill. Call 723-5104 for more details.

KCA Convention & Trade Show: The Kentucky Cattlemen's Assoication Convention is January 11-12, 2018. There are educational sessions on beef efficiency and forages as well as a trade show. To register, visit the webpage or call 859-278-0899.

Hay Production Series: Madison and Estill County Ag agents have organized a hay production series for this coming spring. The tentative topics include: 

- Cool season forages and haymaking 2/5/18

- Soils & Fertility 2/22/18

- Hay Machinery & Marketing 2/27/18

- Warm season forages & baleage overview 3/5/18

- Hay production economics 3/13/18

- Weed control in forages 3/29/18

If enough people pre-register, we plan to offer the series.

Cattle Chute available for leasing - call 723-4557 for information
Grain Moisture Testing - call 723-4557 for information
Kentucky Farm Record Books - $6 each
Free Farmer Tax Guides

If anyone has borrowed a soil probe from our office, please don't forget to return it.