By: Rebecca Konopka
Carter County Extension Agent
In response to the recent ice storm and flooding the Boyd, Carter, Greenup, & Lawrence County Extension Offices have organized a storm relief effort to benefit local farmers. The ice storm left many without power or any amenities for several days and took out large areas of farm fencing when large trees and limbs either broke or were up-rooted and fell on the fence. As local farmers were slowly beginning to get out from under that catastrophe the widespread flooding began. The floods were made worse by the debris from the ice storms that the flood waters washed away, where much of it clogged culverts and lodged under bridges. This forced the waters to back up and find other ways around.
We are collecting hay and fencing supplies to distribute to local farmers who were impacted by these recent weather events. Please contact 474-6686, firstname.lastname@example.org, or you local County Extension Office if your farm sustained damage and you would like to request supplies.
WANT TO DONATE?
If you were not impacted and you have fencing supplies, hay, or bedding and could donate it, it would help immensely. No donation is too large or too small. We have the facilities to handle tractor trailer loads of hay or other supplies or just a few posts. All donations will be collected and distributed from the Boyd County Fairgrounds. We can also accept financial donations at the Carter County Extension Office via checks to purchase supplies to distribute.
For more information, contact the Carter County office of the UK Cooperative Extension Service. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service 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.