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...

Farms Feed Kentucky: Tackling the food issue from the inside

LEXINGTON, Ky., - In a county where 83 percent of the land is used for agriculture, but nearly 30 percent of the adult population is considered obese and 13 percent has diabetes, the question might be asked, why aren’t people eating better? This example is taken from Barren County, but Barren is certainly...

Protecting watersheds is vital

Kentucky has more miles of navigable water than any other state in the mainland U.S.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, every Kentuckian lives in a watershed and relies on it as the sole source of water. Watersheds are defined as the area of land where runoff flows to a common stream. For farmers,...

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...

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