County Extension

  • Checklist for winter garden prep: Part 2

    Several years ago I made the mistake of leaving the water pump in the barn instead of storing it in the basement.  Well, I found out why Daddy always stored it in the basement during the cold days of winter. When I got the pump out to do some irrigation the following summer the primer tank had split right open. A little bit of moisture was left in the tank and it froze. The tank is made of cast iron so imagine what a little moisture might do to your favorite terracotta pot.

  • Horse Heritage Days - Sept. 24, 25

    Where: Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown
    Admission: Horse Show Only- $5; Tractor Pulls- $10


    The following classes will be sponsored by the Grant County Extension Service, 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.
    • Sept. 15 - It’s “New” Beef - Learn about “new” cuts of beef and see a cutting demonstration at 7 p.m. by Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, Extension Meat Specialist. Learn to buy and use beef more economically. There will be prizes for everyone, plus door prizes.
    • Sept.19 - Quilting Group - The Happy Stitchers Quilting Group meets from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Kitchen Camp
  • Spotlight On: Grant County Extension Homemakers

    Name: Barbara Faulkner of Dry Ridge

    Club: Dry Ridge Homemakers

    Hobbies: Piecing quilt tops and restoring old trunks

    Years involved in homemakers: Approximately 23 years

    What do you get out of being a member of homemakers: Fellowship and you keep learning!

    What is the best lesson you’d pass onto other homemakers: Sewing

  • Spotlight On: Grant County Extension Homemakers

    Name: Pat Chidester of Dry Ridge
    Club: Lunch & Learn
    Hobbies: Baking, golf, horseback riding, kids and grandkids, hanging out in front of my computer and browsing Facebook, visiting the Dry Ridge Personal Care Home and celebrating birthdays with all the residents there and West Virginia football!
    Other clubs/organizations: Eagle Creek Country Club, Dry Ridge Baptist Church and World of Sports Golf League

  • Homemakers ‘roll out red carpet’

    The Grant County Extension Homemakers held their 64th Annual Meeting on April 28.

    The Red Carpet Night included yearly awards, a visit from Abraham (Nelson Doyle) and Mary Todd Lincoln (Joyce Doyle, extension agent for 4-H and youth development) and a spoof spring fashion show.

  • Garden Connection planned for March 3

    Master Gardener instructor Sharon Tepe will demonstrate Seed Starting Basics from 6 to 8 p.m. March 3 at the Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.
    Tepe, an avid gardener, graduated from the Master Gardener training class at the Civic Garden Center in Cincinnati. The class consisted of 50 hours of classroom training with the topics ranging from botany and soils to pests and diseases and a hosts of other gardening related topics.

  • Grant County 4-H members honored at Boone County banquet

    Grant County 4-H members were all honored at the horse banquet at the Boone County Extension office on Jan. 22 - Pictured left to right, those recognized were:
    • Mikayla Bowen -  Top Ten State 4-H Horse Show
    • Karyna Davis - District 4-H Horse Show Participants
    • Mycah Woosley -  District 3 4-H Horse Show Reserve High Point Division 1
    • Payton O’Neill - Top Ten State 4-H Horse Show
    • Cathy Davis -  Grant County 4-H Club Horse Leader

  • Extension offers community classes

    The following classes will be taught at the Grant County Extension Service, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.
    • Bed Bug Bedlam
    How to prevent and get rid of bed bugs will be taught from 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 7 at the Grant County Library. This class is co-sponsored by Grant and Kenton County Extension Services. Call the Grant County Extension office to register.
     • Quilting Classes
    Quilting classes will be taught from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month.