Montgomery County Extension Agent
For Ag & Natural Resources
Contact Information:
Gary Hamilton
ghamilto@uky.edu (email)
(859)498-8741 (phone)

ABOUT AGRICULTURE

Montgomery County Extension offers educational opportunities to producers and Agri-businessmen on crops, disease, pest management, farm and business management, risk management, erosion control, livestock management and water quality.  Programs are offered throughout the year. 

Kentucky Cattlemen's Association: http://www.kycattle.org
Kentucky Department of Agriculture: http://www.kyagr.com/
Kentucky State University: http://www.kysu.edu/
United States Department of Agriculture: http://www.usda.gov/

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LEADERSHIP MONTGOMERY COUNTY 2017 

NEWS NOTES:

  • Check out the new 911 Alert System.  Everyone in the county will benefit from this new Emergency Alert System. You should have received a call from the system if you have a 'land line'. If you do not but want to be alerted when there is severe weather or some other kind of emergency in your area of the county, you can do so by going to the county's website at www.montgomerycounty.ky.gov and clicking on the link under Emergency Notification. You only give your name, address and the phone number you want added to the call list. (cell phone, etc.)
     
  • Cattlemen's Association Meetings are held at the Montgomery County Education Center NOW.  Cattlemen's dues are $30 per person and can be paid at any of the regular meetings or at our office. If you haven't had a chance to join yet, feel free to stop by the office to join anytime.
  • The phone numbers to the extension office, are 859-498-8741 or 498-8742 or you can stop by.  We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  And we are open through your lunch hour.
  • The Soil Conservation office has a Skid loader with trailer and backhoe attachment for rent. Contact their office at 498-5654 for more information. They also have no-till drill seeders for rent and a bobcat.  They can be picked up at the Extension Office or at the Soil Conservation office
  • If you haven't already it's time to pick up your new farm record books at the Extension Office. The cost is $5.00 each. They make a world of difference in record keeping. Stop by today and pick one up.
  • Soil Testing is available at the extension office. Soil sample prices are $8.00 each but it is well worth the cost in savings to you in the long run on fertilizer and lime. We also have soil probes for loan if you would like to pick up one to make the job of taking soil samples easier. We do ask for a deposit for the probe but your deposit will be returned as soon as the probe is returned to the office. It normally takes between 7 and 10 days to get results back on your soil samples so don't delay, take your soil samples today. Info on taking Soil Samples. See video below:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkn5PwKMBvE&feature=player_embedded 
  • DO YOU NEED A VEGETABLE GARDENING BOOK? WELL, WE HAVE SOME OF LAST YEAR COPIES IN THE OFFICE NOW. STOP BY AND PICK ONE UP TODAY. WE SHOULD BE GETTING IN THE NEW ONE SOON.

Click here for your 2016 Vegetable Gardening Book.
Click here for information on Aquatic Weeds Id
Click here for info on insects on your crops and in your garden.

Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

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PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF PROCEDURE FOR FILING A COMPLAINT:

The Cooperative Extension Service prohibits discrimination in its programs and employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact Tim West, UK College of Agriculture, 859-257-3879; Terry Allen or Patty Bender, UK Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, 859-257-8927; or the USDA, Director Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Bldg., 14th & Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 (202-720-5964).