Across Kentucky – July 31, 2015

The annual Kentucky Land Owner Short Courses are coming up soon, Aug 15 in Woodford County, Aug 29 in Christian County, and then September 26 in Morehead.  Feldhaus visits with UK forester Billy Thomas who says some 500 land owners have gone through the training which helps them assess and manage their land...

Across Kentucky – July 30, 2015

A report on the second quarter findings of the state’s Marketbasket Food Price Survey.  Farm Bureau Public Relations Director, Dan Smaldone, comments on the small quarterly average price drop in the 40 staple food items surveyed and discusses goals for the survey as a platform for consumer education that...

Want to boost the Ag Sector? Build new pipelines.

By Elaine Kub Agriculture relies on affordable energy to stay competitive. The cost of crude oil and natural gas directly impacts farmers’ ability to maintain a healthy bottom line, driving the costs of necessary expenditures like diesel fuel, irrigation, fertilizer, lubricants and more. In the past five...

Across Kentucky – July 29, 2015

The Kentucky Horse Council in cooperation with the Ky Cattlemen’s Association is hosting its annual “Livestock Investigation Training” session, Aug 5-7, at Morehead State University.  The horse council’s Executive Director, Katy Ross comments on program content and says that, generally, it...

Across Kentucky – July 28, 2015

Kentucky’s state parks are being asked to do what they can in the effort to support and promote the Kentucky Proud movement.  Feldhaus visits with Jenny Wiley State Park ‘interpreter,’ Trinity Shepherd who says they’re responding this Saturday with the park’s first-ever “Honey and Beekeeping...

Across Kentucky – July 27, 2015

An update on the advancements being made in the agricultural use of UAV’s, unmanned aerial vehicles, will be on this Thursday’s agenda of the Corn, Soybean, and Tobacco Field day at UK’s Princeton research facility. Feldhaus visits with ag engineer Mike Sama about FAA regs now under review and on the...

Across Kentucky – July 24, 2014

From UAV’S, unmanned aerial vehicles, to dealing with the basics, like manure; the topics at next week’s UK Corn, Soybean, and Tobacco Field Day in Princeton will run the gamut for those in attendance. Grain crops group coordinator at the Princeton facility, Colette Laurent, chats with Feldhaus about a...

Across Kentucky – July 23, 2015

The Kentucky Association of Food Banks continues to encourage produce farmers here to look into their Farms to Food Banks program which provides for purchase of “seconds:” crops that are perfectly nutritious but which may not find a market on super market shelves. KAFB Executive Director, Tamara...

Across Kentucky – July 22, 2015

The two gubernatorial candidates, Matt Bevin and State Attorney General, Jack Conway, will attend the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Measure The Candidates Forum in Louisville tomorrow. Farm group president, Mark Haney, talks about this political tradition that’s been around in one form or fashion since the...

Across Kentucky – July 21, 2015

Next Tuesday’s “twilight tour” (July 28) at the UK Horticulture Research Farm will have something for everyone; for homeowner and commercial grower alike. UK extension horticulture specialist, John Strang, runs down program topics ranging from the urban invasion of stink bugs to the latest in sweet...

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