Across Kentucky – April 22, 2014

The official status of the in-state quarantine to stem the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer has been changed by officials heading that effort. Nevertheless, UK Extension Entomologist, Lee Townsend, says we can all still help fight the spread of the insect pest, and that there are effective measures for ash...

Across Kentucky – April 21, 2014

In honor of Earth Day, tomorrow, a report on progress in protection of water and soil resources on the farm with Kim Richardson, Director of the State Division of Conservation, who discusses progress with the state’s soil and water conservation cost share program. It’s helping farmers with their...

Across Kentucky – April 18, 2014

Kentucky’s agriculture continues to evolve, according to the Ky Ag Department’s, Warren Beeler, who makes the case that ag production here is ‘greener’ than ever, and also talks about recently developed economic opportunities for medium and smaller-sized farmers to make a go of it on a contract...

Across Kentucky – April 17, 2014

Feldhaus has a feature with the food service director of the Owsley County School System, Charolette Thompson. She says they may have one of the most successful programs for getting locally grown foods onto the cafeteria lines; one reason is a school-owned produce farm operated by FFA students. Podcast:...

Across Kentucky – April 16, 2014

A report on progress with a new value-added product that producers hope will give Pop Tarts a run for their money. Larry Martin, President of the Ky Blueberry Growers’ Association, says their new kitchen and processing shop is producing Kentucky “blueberry breakfast bars,” and they’re making their...

Across Kentucky – April 15, 2014

Finally, winter has subsided, and for many roadside farm markets, it’s time to open their operations to the public. Jeremy Hinton, owner of Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market near Hodgenville, says they’ll have asparagus, vegetable plants and plenty of bedding plants for the spring crowd. Podcast: Play...

Across Kentucky – April 14, 2014

A report today on the unveiling of “Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision,” a reforestation project announced by Governor Beshear to plant 20 million seedlings in 20 years across the state. Chief of the Kentucky Division of Forestry, Sheila MacSwords, lays out details. Podcast: Play in new window |...

Across Kentucky – April 11, 2014

Warren Beeler is the Ky Ag Department’s Director of Ag Policy and spoke recently to the Louisville Ag Club. His assessment of the progress and potential of Kentucky agriculture has application to every county in the state, for rural and urban residents alike. Podcast: Play in new window |...

Across Kentucky – April 10, 2014

Finally, it looks like winter is really over, and one sign is the opening of the roadside farm market season. Feldhaus visits with Larue County farmer Jeremy Hinton who’s been a member of Farm Bureau’s ‘certified roadside program’ since 2002. He talks about that experience and about the season...

Across Kentucky – April 9, 2014

Muhlenberg County is preparing for a new farmers’ market pavilion that will also be used for a honey processing kitchen for beekeepers in the region. Local extension agent, Darryl Simpson, discusses the long road toward their July 1 opening and some of the developments along the way. Podcast: Play in new...

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