Monthly Russell County FCS Newsletter - February 2024

Monthly Russell County FCS Newsletter - February 2024

Monthly Russell County FCS Newsletter - February 2024

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Monthly Russell County FCS Newsletter - February 2024 Edition

Cook Wild Kentucky

     The Russell County Extension Office and Pulaski County Extension Offices offered workshops on Cook Wild Kentucky recipes. These programs offered a sampling of rabbit, squirrel, beaver, crappie, frog legs, duck, venison, salmon, bison, and alligator. These diverse meats can be found in local grocery stores or harvested during hunting season, and provide a wide array of health benefits. 
     If you are interested in more programs like these, please call the Russell Co. Ext. Office. 

Are You Ready to Pass on Your Estate?

     The Russell County Extension Office will be offering two FREE estate planning workshops on March 18th & 21st to help county residents prepare for the future.
     If you or a loved one has property or other titled property, please plan to attend this FREE workshop to learn more about the steps you may need to take to pass on your estate. Call 270-866-4477 to RSVP.

Big Blue Book Club

     Big Blue Book Club is back with Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh. This book is an eye-opening memoir about working-class poverty in America. Our discussions will help participants understand the impact that economic hardship and inequality have on our communities. Heartland is a descriptive and emotion-packed retelling of the author's and her family's intergenerational experience of America's wealth gap. 
     The first Big Blue Book Club series for 2024 will be April 11, 18, and 25. Each Thursday morning session will be presented via Zoom at 11 a.m. EDT. We will record the sessions, so if you aren't available during the day, you are welcome to participate via the recording. 
     Registration will open at 9 a.m. EST on Feb. 1 at https:/ / The link will not be active until registration opens. The first 200 registered participants will receive a free copy of the book. Pick up your free book at your local Extension office after you receive notification that you are one of the book recipients. .

Upcoming Workshops

Feb. 12th: Cooking Through the Calendar @ 5 CST                                                                                                                                                        Feb. 13th: Laugh & Learn (kindergarten prep) @ 5:00 CST
Feb. 14th: Heart Healthy Fair with the Lake Cumberland Health Dept. @ 10-2 CST
Feb. 26th: Learning about Cultural Arts @ 4 PM CST 

For all workshops, please call 270-866-4477 to RSVP.  RSVPing allows the agent to better plan for your attendance.
You can also find these events on our Facebook Page.


Office: 270-866-4477  OR      Website:

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