New poultry litter application method holds promise in corn

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in collaboration with a researcher from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment successfully tested a new application method for poultry litter in no-till corn on a Western Kentucky...

Risk of water damage around the home returns as springtime storm season approaches

Louisville, KY (March 17, 2014) – Old Man Winter has had a long, successful run through the state this year, even giving Kentucky one last icy blast over the weekend, but the signs of spring are finally beginning to emerge. As that seasonal warming trend starts to settle into the region, strong storms and...

Thank a farmer: National Agriculture Day is March 25

Louisville, KY (March 13, 2014) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) joins the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and farming organizations across the country to celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 25. This day has been set aside annually since 1973 to highlight the many ways America’s food system...

Battle plan(ning) . . . KFB seminar helps candidates prepare for campaigns

“Get your message out.” That phrase was repeated over and over to participants in KFB’s Campaign Management Seminar last month. Cody Lyons, who is Director of Grassroots and Policy Advocacy for AFBF, repeated it four times early in the program to underscore the importance of communicating to the...

Allison Ingram and Phoebe Wagoner named winners of 2013 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contests

Louisville, KY (March 4, 2014) – Allison Ingram, a student at Green County High School, and Phoebe Wagoner, a student at Nicholas County Elementary School, were honored during a special awards presentation at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort for winning the 2013 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art...

Battle plan(ning) . . . KFB seminar helps candidates prepare for campaigns

“Get your message out.” That phrase was repeated over and over to participants in KFB’s Campaign Management Seminar last month. Cody Lyons, who is Director of Grassroots and Policy Advocacy for AFBF, repeated it four times early in the program to underscore the importance of communicating to the...

Food Check-Out Day . . .

KFB and some county Farm Bureaus used the annual “Food Check-Out” promotion to remind consumers of how they benefit from the work of farmers. “Food Check-Out Day” was initiated 18 years ago to put a spotlight on the low cost of food in the United States. KFB uses the occasion to also show...

Across Kentucky – February 27, 2014

There’s a UK equine career fair schedule for next Tuesday, Mar 4, in Lexington, but equine internship director Elizabeth Labonty explains the event is open to any student from any school. Last year they had many states represented with students making networking contacts with a wide variety of equine...

Across Kentucky – January 28, 2014

Tomorrow’s Ag Expo in Owensboro will celebrate its 40th anniversary, and will do so as the first exposition to run in the brand new Owensboro Convention Center, opening this month. Event planner, Anita Fuqua, says the day-long program will feature scores of vendors and displays, educational programs on...

How winter weather can damage Kentucky’s homes and businesses – and how it can be prevented

Louisville, KY (January 20, 2014) – With falling temperatures and wintry weather again in the forecast, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance Companies wants home- and business-owners to be wary of the potential for damage around their property. Below-freezing temperatures, snow and ice not only cause...

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