Across Kentucky – July 31, 2014

A feature report on the second quarter Farm Bureau Marketbasket Food Price Survey which showed the sample, 40 staple food item cost to be up slightly over the first quarter of 2014. The farm group’s Dan Smaldone who coordinates the survey results, talks about specific food categories and some of the...

Across Kentucky – July 30, 2014

The first of three woodland owner workshops is set for August 9th in Crittenden County. UK extension forester says the program will have information for veteran and beginner alike, and will introduce land owners to some of the resources they have at their disposal to develop their woodlands and their...

Across Kentucky – July 29, 2014

Kentucky crops as diverse as corn, soybeans and tobacco will all be on the agenda for a major regional UK field day this Thursday in Princeton. Extension weed scientist, Jim Martin, talks about the program offerings and about a new UK extension staff person who’ll be on hand to discuss environmental...

Across Kentucky – July 28, 2014

Farmers across the nation have some important new decisions to make relative to unfolding provisions of the 2014 farm bill and its impact on a variety of crops. Farm Bureau commodity division director Joe Cain talks about a new digital template under development by UK that farmers can use to plug in their...

Across Kentucky – July 25, 2014

It’s not for everyone but organic farming can offer an additional income source for Kentucky farmers. Mac Stone with OAK, the Organic Association of Kentucky, discusses the growth of this style of agriculture as it is applied to an increasing variety of farm crops. Podcast: Play in new window |...

Across Kentucky – July 24, 2014

From automatic steering control to GPS-assisted fertilizer applications, precision technologies can help farmers protect the environment and get more bang for the buck in utilization of farm inputs. Hopkins County native, Dr. Joe Luck at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is featured speaker at an upcoming...

Across Kentucky – July 23, 2014

A new “Seed to Sale” program is designed to help city kids discover agriculture through gardening projects at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club in the city of Louisville. Local extension agent, Wayne Long, says the project offers better nutrition as well as teaching youngsters about their own farm-city...

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...

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