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2017 Wolfe County




Gardening Grows Great Young People


It’s gardening season in the Bluegrass state.  Before you get your hands dirty preparing the  garden beds, make sure you involve your children.

Gardening has many benefits for children beyond fresh fruits and vegetables. Research has shown that youth gardening projects increase young people’s self-esteem, teach them responsibility, improve relationships with family members and increase parents’ involvement in their child’s school.

Research conducted by several land-grant institutions found similar outcomes among young participants in Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener Program. Their findings include an increased youth interest in science and in overall learning, higher test scores in science, a greater interest in eating more fruits and vegetables and an increase desire to give back to their community through other projects outside of the classroom. 

Even if you aren’t a gardener, you can get your young person involved in gardening through      4-H.

For more information on youth gardening projects, contact Jessica at the Wolfe County          Extension office.

Source: Ashley Osborne, 4-H Youth Development Specialist


Grow Appalachia

When food grows, community and family grows too."

Join Grow Appalachia for these upcoming classes:

June 1st, 6-8pm: Chicken Tractor Class

Interested in keeping chickens? UK's Dr. Anthony Pescatore will lead a class on raising healthy chickens with movable chicken  tractors that can be scaled to a few chickens for the backyard homesteader or the full-fledged farmer.

June 6th, 6-8pm: Insect & Disease Management

UK’s Dr. Ric Bessin (entomology specialist) and Dr. Emily Pfeufer (plant pathology specialist) will discuss various ways to manage insect and disease problems within your garden.

All classes are open to the public

For more information about the Grow Appalachia Program, call the Extension Office at 606-668-3712 or visit our website  or Facebook page .


Plate it up

Wolfe Co. Extension Office

Wednesday June 7th

@ 11 a.m.

Come sample 2 great recipes

 Italian Chicken & Summer Squash Skillet


Blackberry Peach Crumble

Call Stacy @ 668-3712 for more info.






4H Camp



4-H Summer Sewing

Pest Management in Home Gardens

Wooden Toolbox

 Building Workshop

Taking place Thursday, June 15th at 6 o’clock PM

For area youth and their Dads or other positive male role model

Location Wolfe County Cooperative Extension , 20 N Washington St. , Campton, KY

Limited supplies available, please call to reserve your wooden kit

Call 606-668-3712 or email




Rinse & Return Recycling Program

If you have old farm chemical containers laying around that you want to get rid of, please rinse them using one of the methods below and bring them to the Wolfe Extension Office by Friday, June 16th.

This is a cooperative effort with the KY Department of Ag, the Agri-Business Association of KY, UK Cooperative Extension, Farm Bureau, US Dept. of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, local conservation districts, and the Ag Container Recycling Council.

       This program allows for the proper recycling of these chemicalncontainers.  This reduces the amount of material entering the landfill or being disposed of by other means.  Some of the end products include drainage pipe, highway sign posts, underground utility conduit, and wire/cable spool flanges.

Pressure Rinsing

· Remove cover from container. Empty the pesticide into the spray tank and let the container drain for 30 seconds.

· Continue holding the container upside down over the sprayer tank opening so rinsate will run into the sprayer tank.

· Insert the pressure-rinse nozzle by puncturing through the bottom of the pesticide container.

Rinse for length of time recommended by the manufacturer (generally 30 seconds or more).

Triple Rinsing

· Remove cover from container. Empty the pesticide into the spray tank and let the container drain for 30 seconds.

· Fill the container 10% to 20% full of water or rinse solution.

· Secure the cover on the container.

· Swirl the container to rinse all inside surfaces.

· Remove cover from the container. Add the rinsate from the container to sprayer tank and let drain for 30 seconds or more.

· Repeat steps 2 through 5 two more times.

· Puncture container


Healthy Choices EVERYBODY

Date: Saturday, June 17th

Time: 1:00pm

Place: Wolfe County Extension Office

Recipe: Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap




Sewing & Quilting Workshop

Do you want to learn to sew? Are you stuck on your latest project?

Join Wolfe County Master Volunteers in Clothing Construction, Rita Rogers and Carole Dunhuber on the third Monday of each Month from 3:00pm to 6:00pm* for this free workshop.

Open to all ages and all skill levels!

Bring your own project and receive individualized instruction and assistance.

On occasion, Rita & Carole will demonstrate some fun projects as well!

Next Class: June 19

*You do not have to stay the entire 3 hours




Join us Monday, June 19th for the 4th class in our Homesteading Series.


Learn how to forage in the woods and what plants are edible.

6pm @ Wolfe County Extension Office


The Homesteading series is a partnership between the Wolfe County & Breathitt County Extension Offices. The purpose of the series is to learn skills and practices that will allow you to live a more  self-sufficient lifestyle.


Wolfe County Market Lamb Show


Countdown to Kindergarten

Tuesday, June 27th

6:00 p.m.—7:15 p.m.

Wolfe County Extension Office

Please join us to learn ways to help prepare your child to go to school.

Door Prizes Given!!

Coordinated by:  Wolfe FRC, RRVE FRC, CYFAR & 4-H



Countdown to Kindergarten     Mad Scientist Day Camp   Camp Clover

4-H Decoration Designers Day Camp           


4-H Baking Boot Camp