Eric Baker

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.


Current Newsletter
Kentucky Fruit Facts Newsletter
Ginseng Program Fact Sheet
UK Agriculture Weather
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
CPH Sales
Farm Purchase Exemptions



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

The next beekeeper meeting is set for Monday, March, 19th, 6:00 p.m. at the Extension office.  Guest speaker will be Tammy Potter.  Call 723-4557 or email me to preregister.

High Tunnel Grower Meeting - Tuesday, March 20th at 7 p.m.

Beef Producers Meeting - Monday, March 26th at 6 p.m.


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.

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.


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.