Across Kentucky – April 17, 2015

Feldhaus visits with UK forestry faculty member Jeff Stinger who discusses the latest research project update done by their economic researchers looking at the potential for timber industry expansion in eastern Kentucky. Stringer shares some of the impressive numbers from a study completed for SOAR, Shaping...

Across Kentucky – April 16, 2015

During this spring planting season, as farmers make choices on seed variety and crop protection products, the Ky Soybean Promotion Board is encouraging them to make the choice of bio-diesel for their fuel tanks. Board chair, Keith Tapp of Webster County, says the fuel is environmentally sound and can help...

Across Kentucky – April 15, 2015

An update on a new Mobile Science Activity Center unit that will soon become available for use among schools in eastern Kentucky. Jennifer Elwell, with Kentucky Ag & Environment in the Classroom, Inc., talks about the tremendous demand for these ‘classes on wheels’ to bring science projects to life...

Across Kentucky – April 14, 2015

Almost $300,000 in USDA grants is now available in Kentucky for projects to increase the economic impact of “specialty crops” for the state. Josh Lindau, Ky Ag Department horticulture specialist, lays out eligibility requirements for the projects and describes successful efforts in past...

Across Kentucky – April 13, 2015

A report on a partnership between Butler County and the Kentucky Climate Center’s Mesonet, to provide the community with real time, local weather data for use by farmers and the general population. Western Kentucky University Mesonet Coordinator, Stuart Foster, talks about the network’s 66th county...

Across Kentucky – April 10, 2015

A follow-up report on the appearance of the new state apiarist, Tammy Horn, doing a presentation at the recent Ky IPM annual training school in Princeton. Horn talks about how beekeepers use IPM (integrated pest management) techniques in their work and about how beekeepers and row crop farmers have a lot...

Across Kentucky – April 9, 2015

A feature story on how a Kentucky-based barbecue restaurant group is working with the Chop Shop in Wolfe County to help boost sales of Kentucky Proud products. Rick Thomas, co-owner of Sonny’s Barbecue Restaurants in Somerset, Richmond, Nicholasville, and Corbin, has begun a series of “Kentucky Proud”...

Answering Tough Ag Questions

Through social media, America’s farmers and ranchers explain why they do certain things when raising animals for food. This communication is not just one way. Facebook posts from the farm, tweets from the tractor seat and blogs from the “back 40” allow members of the non-farming public to ask questions...

Across Kentucky – April 8, 2015

They don’t really do all that much damage in the home landscape for the homeowner with cherry trees, the eastern tent caterpillar and it tree webs are an unwelcome fact of life each spring. UK entomologist Lee Townsend talks about how the insects build their nests and about how homeowners can best deal...

Across Kentucky – April 7, 2015

Planting season is here and more than ever across the state farmers may be out on the highways moving large pieces of equipment from farm to farm. UK farm safety specialist, Mark Purschwitz has a few thoughts on how farmers and motorists can take actions to reduce the chances for car/farm equipment...

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