Across Kentucky – September 3, 2015

Feldhaus visits with Ky Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President, Dave Maples, as the group is putting on the finishing touches for new and expanded programs made available by passage of an additional one dollar beef cattle check-off. Maples discusses some of the intricacies of building long-term...

Celebrating Agriculture on Labor Day

Stewart Truelsen, a food and agriculture freelance writer, is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series. http://www.fb.org/assets/files/focus/Focus_09.01.15.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window |...

Across Kentucky – September 2, 2015

An update report on how the regional ag schools are doing across the state. If Murray State is any indication, they’re going strong and their graduates have excellent records in finding employment after degree work is done. MSU’S Hutson School of Agriculture dean, Dr. Tony Brannon, discusses their new...

Across Kentucky – September 1, 2015

From the region’s own unique style of barbecue to quilt and art shows and of course seed spitting competitions; they’re all on tap for this coming weekend’s Monroe County Watermelon Festival. Co-chair Susan Turner runs down the events major attractions and says past survey work indicates they’ve...

Across Kentucky – August 31, 2015

With Labor Day weekend in mind Feldhaus does a feature with roadside market and orchard operator Kevan Evans who serves as one of two apple cider cooperative processing centers for other producers across the state. Cider season is here and there should be plenty of fresh cider at roadside markets for any...

Across Kentucky – August 28, 2015

A feature report with the owner/operator of Jackson’s Orchard and Nursery in Bowling Green, Bill Jackson, as this year they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Jackson recalls those early years when “agri-tourism” was just a concept. He explains that the key to success with a roadside market is getting...

Across Kentucky – August 27, 2015

Feldhaus visits with UK grad student, Bernadette Mach, who is helping develop a list of the best tree and shrub plantings around homes that have the biggest impact on attracting bees. The “list” should be complete in the Spring of 2016 but she offers a couple of possibilities and suggests homeowners work...

Across Kentucky – August 26, 2015

A report on the research project underway to perfect a clover that will fit in to a typical residential lawn. UK turf researcher, Gregg Munshaw, says they’re developing a smaller-leafed clover that fits in, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer, and also attracts...

Across Kentucky – August 25, 2015

A preview of this Thursday’s Country Ham Breakfast at the state fair. Event coordinator, Farm Bureau’s Joe Cain, talks about the planning involved for serving a breakfast for 1,600 diners. He also speculates on the winning bid for the charity auction of the state fair grand champion ham, which last year...

Across Kentucky – August 24, 2015

Providing help in getting a fair price for harvested timber to dealing with invasive species, the second of three woodland owner short courses is set for this Saturday in Hopkinsville. Feldhaus visits with UK forestry’s Billy Thomas who describes this unique opportunity for landowners in the...

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