Across Kentucky – July 22, 2014

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Across Kentucky – July 21, 2014

New dean of the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, Dr. Nancy Cox, discusses her first six months in that role. She comments on feedback that she’s gathered on her “listening tour” and discusses some history and purpose of the land grant university and the extension service, and the...

Across Kentucky – July 18, 2104

A feature report with Kentucky native, Dr. Joe Luck with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who’ll be the guest presenter at a precision technology workshop hosted by the Ky Corn Growers and Small Grain Growers Associations in Louisville, Aug 4-5. Luck discusses the benefits of precision ag both...

Across Kentucky – July 17, 2014

Feldhaus finishes part two of the UAV report on unmanned aerial vehicle research at UK’s department of Biosystems and Ag Engineering. Assistant professor, Michael Sama, discusses progress in ag applications and a contest for students involving application of the UAV’s in dealing with rhinoceros poaching...

Will Public Research Keep up with Demands on Agriculture?: Robert Giblin

Opportunities, challenges and visibility for how agriculture will meet future needs for food, fiber and energy are greater than ever, yet public funding for ag research may not be keeping up. The abundance, efficiencies of production, safety and quality of food in the U.S. are direct results of agricultural...

Across Kentucky – July 16, 2014

Eastern Kentucky University is the site for the (EAS) Eastern Apiculture Society’s annual meeting July 28 – Aug 1 on the EKU campus in Richmond. Tammy Horn, the new state apiarist at the Ky Ag Department is also president of EAS, and has been working on the annual meeting program since 2011. She says...

Across Kentucky – July 15, 2014

A report on a situation in Kentucky’s wheat crop that is leading to some farmers receiving “docks” on their sales; and some crop deliveries are being rejected. Comments with UK grain specialists Carrie Knott and Don Hershman say they’re looking into the situation which has to do with a grain toxin...

Across Kentucky – July 14, 2014

Kentucky State University is coordinating a goat and sheep tour July 30/31 with stops in Grant and Boone Counties and two more in southern Indiana. KSU extension specialist Ken Andries runs down some of the stops and features that participants can expect.   Podcast: Play in new window |...

Across Kentucky – July 11, 2014

From water misters and fans in the milking parlor to water beds for dairy cattle to rest more comfortably, participants in the Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange (July 29/30), will see several production innovations on a two-day farm tour in Taylor, Green, and Adair Counties. UK extension dairy specialist, Jeffrey...

Across Kentucky – July 10, 2014

A report on the Ky Forage and Grassland Council’s annual field days set for July 17 at the Breckinridge County Extension office and area farms. Ray Smith, UK advisor to the council talks about the importance of forage to Kentucky’s agricultural base and describes a few stops on the day’s farm...

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