Across Kentucky – March 2, 2015

March is the traditional month for farmers to renew their farm vehicle license plates at county clerks’ offices. It’s also the time for them to make special Ag Tag donations that will benefit 4-H, FFA, and Ky Proud programs. Ky Ag Commissioner, James Comer, encourages all farmers to participate and says...

Across Kentucky – February 27, 2015

Clay County Food and Consumer Science Extension Agent, Lori Howard, was named late in 2014 as extension’s “communicator of the year.” One of the reasons for her selection was a significant amount of community involvement in her “plate it up, Ky Proud” recipe classes which drew rave reviews and...

Across Kentucky – February 26, 2015

Having a positive feeling while doing your taxes? Well, Tamara Sandberg with the Ky Association of Food Banks says you can do just that by checking a box on line 37, page 2, of your state tax return. The donation will be used for their Farms to Food Banks Program which last year provided over 3 million...

Across Kentucky – February 25, 2015

The American Honey Princess, Hayden Wolf, will visit Kentucky, participating in the Bluegrass Beekeepers School on March 7. Wolf provides some interesting details on the contribution of the bee toward many of the everyday foods we eat and products we use. She also has details on how the average homeowner can...

Across Kentucky – February 24, 2015

Kentucky land owners can make up to $300 an acre in the Ky Fish and Wildlife ‘cooperative dove field program,’ for planting specified crops in small acreages. Migratory bird biologist, John Brunjes, says it’s not for every farmer, but for those who go in with eyes wide open, it could net up to $10,000...

Across Kentucky – February 23, 2015

Some 280 Kentuckians are visiting Washington D.C. this week for some old fashioned grassroots lobbying, when they meet face to face with the Ky Congressional delegation. Farm Bureau president, Mark Haney, discusses a few of the issues of interest, ranging from livestock predation by migratory birds to...

Across Kentucky – February 20, 2015

From Pike County to Graves, some 38 Kentucky high schools have developed “Junior Chef” teams for a statewide competition culminating at the Ky State Fair. Tina Garland, program coordinator with the Ky Department of Agriculture, says teams use locally grown food ingredients to develop recipes, many of...

Across Kentucky – February 19, 2015

Kentucky and California are the only two states in the country featuring a full-day annual ag event devoted to alfalfa. UK Forage Specialist, Garry Lacefield, says 34 years ago he was asked to put on a ‘forage meeting’ in Shelby County, and that event has morphed into this year’s 35th annual Ky Alfalfa...

Across Kentucky – January 18, 2015

Better market prices for dairy farmers have begun to help stabilize the decrease in the number of farms here. Maury Cox, Executive Director of the Ky Dairy Development Council, talks about current trends and two major events next week; the Young Dairy Producers Conference and the KY Dairy Partners meeting,...

Across Kentucky – February 17, 2015

The Kentucky Water Management Working Group will hold its third meeting tomorrow to lay the ground work for a drought mitigation and water resource utilization plan to assure ample water for community and agricultural use in times of drought. Committee chair, Steve Coleman, says the group’s work will be...

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