Madison County Extension offers educational opportunities to producers on crops, diseases, pest management, farm and business management, risk management, erosion control, livestock management and water quality. Programs are offered throughout the year. For more agriculture information, please call our office, 859-623-4072.


CAIP Cost Share Sign Up July 27 - August 14

Applications for the 2020 CAIP program will be available July 27-August 14 at the Madison County Conservation District. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Madison County Conservation District and the USDA Service Center is currently closed to the public. However, hardcopy applications will be available for pickup Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm outside the USDA Service Center/Madison County Conservation District door, located at 1024 Ival James Blvd., Richmond, or by snail mail. Electronic versions of the application are available on the district website: http://www.mccdky.com/, or by email at madisoncountyconservation@gmail.com.

Completed applications can be returned to a secure drop box at the USDA Service Center/Madison County Conservation District front door, scanned and emailed to the address above, or by snail mail at the address above. Applications must be turned in by August 14th at 4pm or postmarked by then.

For questions please contact the Madison County Conservation District at 859-624-1981 x 3. Due to limited staff availability, if there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call.


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Brandon Sears, Ag Agent

Brandon Sears
Madison County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

859-623-4072 or brandon.sears@uky.edu

Important Information - Office Closed to In-Person Visits

Updated 6/1/2020:
Continuing with recommendations from the University of Kentucky, our office will continue current operations through the month of June. Staff are taking turns working from the office and working remotely. We will not be holding any regularly scheduled meetings in June, regardless of the size of the group. Our front doors will remain locked, but we are open and working to provide service. You may reach all of our staff by phone or email. You may continue to drop off soil/plant/insect samples. You may continue to drop off and pick-up items or publications when arranged. Our staff is currently working on how to allow groups back into the building while following all CDC recommendations and the guidelines set forth by Governor Beshear. If you are a group leader, we will be reaching out in late June or early July to discuss how we can resume activities. This is going to be a process, so we ask for your continued patience as we work through these unprecedented times.

4/27/2020
In response to recommendations from the University of Kentucky and the phases of reopening outlined by Governor Beshear, we will remain closed to the public, with no in-person meetings until at least May 31, 2020. Our staff will continue to work remotely during this time as well. We have a very limited staff working in the building each day, so please continue to be patient if you get our voicemail, we will return your calls.

3/18/2020
Effective immediately, our office will be closed to the public. We are still here working and can take soil samples, plant samples, insect, etc., through a cart we have placed out front and our mail slot! Please see signs at the front of our building. Call our office at 859-623-4072 if you have any questions or want to check-in before you arrive to drop something off. This decision was made in response to recommendations from the University of Kentucky and the CDC to keep all of our employees and clientele safe! Keep watching this page for updates and other useful information!

Soil, plant, insect drop off. A cart will be outside the front door from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday for soil and plant samples that need to be dropped off. When you drop anything off, give us a call so we will know to go out and get it, 859-623-4072.

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Please read this Important notice about Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicator Licenses:

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Current Ag Newsletter "Plowing Ahead"


Off the Hoof July 8, 2020

Off the Hoof June 5, 2020

Great information in these issues!


Remember to watch the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Facebook page for events and news:

https://www.facebook.com/Madison-County-Extension-Office-257784310635/


CAIP Cost Share Sign Up July 27 - August 14

Applications for the 2020 CAIP program will be available July 27-August 14 at the Madison County Conservation District. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Madison County Conservation District and the USDA Service Center is currently closed to the public. However, hardcopy applications will be available for pickup Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm outside the USDA Service Center/Madison County Conservation District door, located at 1024 Ival James Blvd., Richmond, or by snail mail. Electronic versions of the application are available on the district website: http://www.mccdky.com/, or by email at madisoncountyconservation@gmail.com.

Completed applications can be returned to a secure drop box at the USDA Service Center/Madison County Conservation District front door, scanned and emailed to the address above, or by snail mail at the address above. Applications must be turned in by August 14th at 4pm or postmarked by then.

For questions please contact the Madison County Conservation District at 859-624-1981 x 3. Due to limited staff availability, if there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call.

For more information about County Agricultural Investment Program, C.A.I.P. (formally known as the Phase I cost-share assistance program) contact the Madison County Conservation District, 1024 Ival James Blvd Suite A1, in Richmond, Kentucky 859-624-1981, Ext. 3.




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