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USDA’s Accomplishments in 2012

 

Written by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
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USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Over the course of 2012, farm families and rural communities faced a number of challenges. A record drought impacted much of the country and many were impacted by a major hurricane, flooding and severe storms. However, thanks to the resilience of rural Americans, our communities are still going strong.

Over the course of this year, USDA continued our record efforts to help folks across our nation, and I am proud of the work we carried out.

Dr. Tim Cross, dean of UT Extension; Dr. Shirley Hastings, associate dean and head of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; Martha Pile, UT Extension family and consumer sciences agent; and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack during his visit to the Montgomery County Agricultural Extension Office

Dr. Tim Cross, dean of UT Extension; Dr. Shirley Hastings, associate dean and head of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; Martha Pile, UT Extension family and consumer sciences agent; and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack during his visit to the Montgomery County Agricultural Extension Office

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National Public Lands Day

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Saturday, September 25, Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will be waiving fees at participating day-use facilities in honor of National Public Lands Day (NPLD). 

General admission to The Homeplace (HP), Woodlands Nature Station (NS), Elk & Bison Prairie, and the Golden Pond Planetarium (GPP) show at 1:00pm will be free. Wranglers Campground will also be waiving day-use riding fees. Visitors can also pick up a coupon at NS, HP, or GPP for a “buy one, get one free” return visit for ages 13 and up.  The return visit coupon, which expires November 30th, 2010, will be good for a future one-time admission to either NS or HP (does not include special events).

In addition to waiving fees, LBL will also be unveiling a new gatehouse and shower building at Energy Lake Campground. Take a leisurely drive on the newly paved road leading to Energy Lake Campground (Rd 134) to check out the recent improvements.  While you are out and about, be sure to visit our new and drastically improved Golden Pond Target Range along US68/KY80. Along with the improvements, reservations are no longer required to use the Range. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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