Scott County FB went to bat for farm implement dealer

Toyota and urban sprawl have changed Scott County to where agriculture no longer is the dominant force. But farmers there still have clout, and the farm community is united and optimistic about agriculture’s future. Just ask Bill or Jimmy Bevins. They can tell you about the tremendous growth of the...

Halcomb’s Knob is more than a B&B

Traveling down Ky. 954 in Garrard County is best done at a Sunday-driver’s pace. Passing through the tiny town of Cartersville, a sign says “congested area,” referring to several pick-up trucks pulling in and out of Cartersville Grocery store, presumably getting gas from the old-time working pumps or a...

Family-owned meat processor makes a mark

If you do your food shopping at Kroger or WalMart, you may have come across products made by a company located in rural Union County in West Kentucky. You had no way of knowing that –  unless you carefully checked the label’s small print. Jim David Meats and the affiliated Little Kentucky Smokehouse...

New courses in the UK College of Agriculture will support state’s vineyards

As interest in vineyards and wineries in the state has seen a resurgence in recent years, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture has assisted producers in the re-establishment of these enterprises. This fall, the college will begin assisting on another level – by offering courses that will...

Gagel’s Farm is firmly planted in the suburbs

George Gagel’s Truck Farm is a signature business in heavily-populated southwest Jefferson County. Creating a break in the line of homes along Lower Hunters Trace Road in the Louisville suburb of Pleasure Ridge Park, Gagel’s is a farm market where loyal customers come in the spring for plants and...

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese has aged well

For years, Kenny Mattingly was the only farmer in Kentucky making cheese from milk produced by his cows. Others are doing that now, but have a long way to go to match the success of Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese. The high quality of his farm-made cheese, coupled with his marketing successes, has made Kenny...

Brazilian no-till leaders present UK with bust of Shirley Phillips

By Katie Pratt LEXINGTON, Ky., (April 23, 2013) – The late University of Kentucky agronomist Shirley Phillips is known worldwide as one of the fathers of no-till agriculture. To honor him for his impact on Brazilian agriculture, a delegation from the Brazilian Federation of No-Tillage presented the UK...

Commissioner Comer congratulates poster and essay contest winners

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer honored the winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest at the annual Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 27 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. “The winning entries really...

Adequate land ranks as top concern of young farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2013 – Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That challenge was identified by 20 percent of respondents,...

Energy efficiency program aims to make all Kentuckians more aware

LEXINGTON, Ky., (Feb. 27, 2013) – Kentucky is one of three states to receive a U.S. Department of Energy grant to use Cooperative Extension offices to funnel energy efficiency information to residents. Beverly Miller, an extension associate in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of...

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