Across Kentucky – October 21, 2014

From networking to discovering new crop possibilities, the Kentucky Women in Agriculture annual conference, Nov 5-6 at the Cave City Convention Center is expected to draw scores of farm women from across the state. Organization president, Sharon Furchess of Calloway County provides some details of the 15th...

Across Kentucky – October 20, 2014

It happens every year October through December – white tailed deer mating season; and over the next three months, thousands of deer/automobile collisions, some leading to serious injuries and even deaths. Feldhaus visits with Ky State Trooper Paul Blanton and discusses a few trends in deer movements...

Across Kentucky – October 17, 2014

More and more, agribusinesses of all types are utilizing social media outlets to promote their products and services. The Kentucky Center for Ag and Rural Development has just rolled out a program to assist agribusinesses, social media novices or veterans, in exploring how they might better take advantage of...

Across Kentucky – October 16, 2014

When we think of ag research we probably think of efforts to boost yields or precision agriculture methods out on the farm, but often this work targets some far-reaching problem solving. A case in point is a UK grad student Diana Miller’s project identifying grasses for use around airports that may help...

Across Kentucky – October 15, 2014

Murray State University is the eighth institution of higher learning to become a partner in the Ky Ag Department’s Ky Proud Farm to Campus effort. Hutson Ag School Dean, Tony Brannon, says they’re well suited to boost the number of Ky Proud products at the campus book store and in food service...

Across Kentucky – October 14, 2014

A feature report with Barren County’s Kenny Mattingly owner operator of Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese. He discusses his approach of a combination of traditional and direct-to-consumer marketing, and also encourages other artisan/farmstead cheese makers to take advantage of a food safety workshop, Nov 22, at...

Across Kentucky – October 13, 2014

A report on a UK forestry department webinar series running Tuesday evenings through Nov 11 that can truly add value to woodland owners’ resources, whether to improve wildlife habitat or to plan for timber harvest or both. Extension forester Billy Thomas describes some of the offerings and how to...

Across Kentucky – October 10, 2014

“Win with Wood,” is the name of a wood industry competition for youngsters in eastern Kentucky designed to acquaint them and their teachers with the economic potential of timber and the wood product industry. UK forestry associate Bobby Ammerman says the industry provides quite a bit of economic punch...

Across Kentucky – October 9, 2014

Kentucky beekeepers are still getting their yield numbers into the Ky Ag Department, but state apiarist, Dr. Tammy Horn, feels like this had been a fairly positive season for honey production. She also discusses some consumer demand trends for honey and an upcoming statewide beekeeper meeting in November in...

Across Kentucky – October 8, 2014

The nomination period for the Kentucky Farm Bureau LEAD program is coming down to the wire in the next few days. Feldhaus visits with a participant from 10 years ago who discusses her personal experience with the long term impact of this intensive, personal leadership development experience. Podcast: Play...

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