Students Will Cook For Scholarships at the Third Annual Junior Chef Competition

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fifteen high school teams from across Kentucky will compete for scholarships and the coveted championship trophy at the third annual Kentucky Proud Farm to School Junior Chef Tournament during the Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “The Junior Chef competition...

USDA Adds More Eligible Commodities for Farm Storage Facility Loans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2015 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program, which provides low-interest financing to producers to build or upgrade storage facilities, will now include dairy,...

UKAg diversity director recognized as a Game Changer

By Aimee Nielson LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 17, 2015) – University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment assistant dean and director of the Office of Diversity, Quentin Tyler, was recently named a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine. The human resources publication annually gives the Game...

52nd Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction places agriculture, politics and philanthropy on center stage

Louisville, KY (August 17, 2015) – The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction, a large-scale celebration of the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, returns for its 52nd year as the official kickoff to Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Day at the Kentucky State Fair. This ticketed event begins at 7:30...

Living large: Freddy Farm Bureau returns for 58th trip to the Kentucky State Fair

Louisville, KY (August 6, 2015) – A trip to the Kentucky State Fair is simply considered incomplete without taking time to visit everybody’s larger-than-life, denim-clad friend, Freddy Farm Bureau. He returns to his favorite people-watching spot on the front porch of Freedom Hall, sitting tall on his...

UKAg research hopes to create more environmentally friendly lawns

By Katie Pratt Lexington, Ky., (Aug. 4, 2015) –Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are looking for ways for home lawns to give Mother Nature a helping hand. Gregg Munshaw, UK turf extension specialist, and Dan Potter, UK entomology professor, are studying...

Applicants sought for $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant

Louisville, KY (August 4, 2015) – As August ushers in the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is simultaneously searching for the next recipient of its $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant. The grant, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting in December, was...

Grain farm incomes expected to drop significantly in 2015

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2015 – Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The latest Agricultural Prices report, released last week by the...

Kentucky producers reminded of nearing deadline to submit nominations for Farm Service Agency County Committees

Lexington, KY- July 31, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 3, 2015, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county...

Commissioner Comer honors Kentucky Farmers’ Markets

Frankfort, Ky. – Kentucky’s farmers’ markets always show their appreciation to their customers, but next week they’ll kick it up a notch. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has proclaimed Aug. 2-8 Farmers’ Market Week in Kentucky. “Farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh fruits and vegetables,...

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