Across Kentucky – September 29, 2014

Kentucky Four-H President Jordan Stone, who is from Lyon County, is joined by a team of officers from across the state that are hoping increase membership to nearly a quarter-million this year.  Stone says Kentucky Four-H made significant membership gains this year as evidenced by attendance at the Kentucky...

Commissioner Comer, Perdue, local officials launch first ‘Ready, Set, Grow’ school garden

Beaver Dam, KY (September 25, 2014) — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined officials from Perdue Farms, the city of Beaver Dam, and Ohio County schools to launch the first “Ready, Set, Grow” school garden in Kentucky today at Beaver Dam Elementary School. “The ‘Ready, Set, Grow’ program...

Tayshaun Prince Unveils New Explorium Display to Help Kentucky Kids Learn About Agriculture

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tayshaun Prince returned to Kentucky on Tuesday to help raise the curtain on a new agriculture display at The Explorium of Lexington. The former University of Kentucky men’s basketball star joined Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Explorium executive director Lee Ellen Martin, and Kentucky...

Across Kentucky – September 23, 2014

Oldham County is holding its very first “watershed challenge” this Saturday to educate youngsters and the general public on the importance of protecting the watersheds in which they live. Local fiscal court watershed specialist Carolyn Cromer says the contest has a television show feel of “Amazing...

Kentucky Farm Bureau offers $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant

Louisville, KY (August 5, 2014) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is 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 established to recognize and assist non-traditional-aged female college students in...

KyCorn Showcases New Agriculture Curriculum at Kentucky Farm Bureau Teachers Workshops

Kentucky Farm Bureau is holding its Regional Teacher Workshops this week across the Commonwealth, and KyCorn was invited to provide information about the association’s latest curriculum offerings. Communications director Jennifer Elwell recently developed a Passport Program as a companion to the...

Excellence in Ag Literacy award nominations sought

Louisville, KY (May 28, 2014) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is searching across the state for 2014 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award nominees. The award, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting, was established to recognize and reward teachers who excel in their efforts to incorporate agricultural...

Kentucky Farm Bureau awards more than $400,000 in college scholarships

Louisville, KY (May 27, 2014) – Though the school year is winding down,Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is already helping some students gear up for their first college semester. Heading into the summer, KFB’s state and county offices have provided 299 scholarship grants totaling $402,600 to students across...

Across Kentucky – May 22, 2014

With winter weather difficulties delaying the end of school for many counties across the state, you’d think the last thing a teacher would be thinking about is a professional improvement workshop in June. But says a multi-year veteran of the Farm Bureau’s Summer Teachers’ Workshops, these regional...

Eastern tent caterpillars now on the move in Central Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky., - Eastern tent caterpillars in Central Kentucky are mature, have dispersed from trees and are on the move, leading experts to advise horse farm managers to move pregnant mares, if practical, to avoid contact with the crawling caterpillars. According to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky...

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