Important Crop Insurance Deadline Near for Kentucky Producers

Jackson, MS (May 12, 2015) — The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds all producers in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, including fruit, vegetable, and nursery producers that they need to have their Highly Erodible Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form...

First Lady Jane Beshear Dedicates Governor’s Garden at Morehead State University

Morehead, KY (May 27, 2015) – First Lady Jane Beshear today joined Morehead State University President Wayne Andrews and honored guests to dedicate the state’s newest Governor’s Garden at Morehead State University. Mrs. Beshear launched the Governor’s Garden initiative in 2009 to encourage schools...

Kentucky Proud-Kroger Partnership is off to a Strong Start in the First Six Months

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Proud members and a Kroger official say they’ve seen positive results in the first six months of the partnership between the supermarket chain and the state’s official farm marketing program. “Consumers love the expanded selection of local, high-quality Kentucky Proud...

UKAg students to speak at Friday’s Harambee graduation ceremony

Lexington, Ky. Two students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will be the featured student speakers at Friday’s university-wide Harambee graduation ceremony. Seniors Alaysia Radford and Xavia Gantz were both selected by the ceremony’s committee to present their...

‘Get a Move on for GMOs’ Helps Farmers Stand Up for Biotechnology

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2015 – GetaMoveOn.fb.org is Farm Bureau’s just-launched advocacy website that gives farmers and ranchers a simple way to “Get a Move On” for GMOs. Through the website, farmers can easily express support for a national, science-based labeling standard, like the approach taken...

New UK certification program targets wine, brewing, distilling industries

BY LAURA SKILLMAN For several years, University of Kentucky students have been able to take classes related to thewine, beer and distilled spirits industries. Now, those courses will come together into a cohesive undergraduate certification program that will prepare students for careers in this growing...

Nominations open for Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program

The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting nominations for Class XI. KALP, housed in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is an intensive two-year program designed for young agricultural producers and agribusiness individuals from Kentucky and...

Kentucky Schools Encouraged to Apply For $5,000 Farm-to-School Mini-Grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The National Farm to School Network is accepting applications from eligible schools or school districts in Kentucky for $5,000 mini-grants to help jump start new farm-to-school activities or ramp up existing programs. “I encourage Kentucky schools to apply for these mini-grants to enable...

Nominations urged for leadership program

The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting nominations for its 11th class. Housed in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, KALP is an intensive two-year program designed for young farmers and agribusiness individuals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Kentucky or...

Farmers and Ranchers Are Tired of EPA Doubletalk

By: Bob Stallman Business owners around the country have joined with farmers and ranchers in speaking out on the Waters of the U.S. rule. More than 30 states also oppose the rule. Yet, even in the face of mounting opposition, the EPA still isn’t listening. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has unveiled her...

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