Across Kentucky – January 29, 2015

A report on the “TOTAL” survey now underway across the nation with 2,400 participants in Kentucky. David Knopp with the regional National Ag Statistics Service says this particular survey includes farmers but also covers non-farmers who own and lease farm land to...

Across Kentucky – January 28, 2015

A feature report with Kentucky 4-H Foundation Executive Director, Keith Rogers, on the diversity of programs and their recent expansion to reach youth on Kentucky’s military posts. Rogers also touts the importance of farmers to consider a voluntary donation to 4-H when they renew the “farm tags” this...

Across Kentucky – January 27, 2015

There’s a significant USDA farm program deadline coming up this Friday to assist livestock producers who may have suffered weather-related livestock or grazing losses in the past two years. Feldhaus discuses the program provisions with Marcinda Kester with the Kentucky office of the Farm Service...

Across Kentucky – January 26, 2015

Pulaski County’s Chris and Rebekah Pierce have won American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher’s Achievement award. Beginning in 2003 the couple has grown their 150 acre operation to over 3,400 acres, heavy on row crops, environmental tillage methods, and family team...

Across Kentucky – January 23, 2015

The Ag Expo at the Owensboro Convention Center is coming soon, January 28, with a trade show and a wide variety of educational presentations on topics from electronic soil sensors to the movement and spread of invasive insects. Daviess County extension agent Clint Hardy discusses program details for what he...

Across Kentucky – January 22, 2015

Logan County is this year’s site for the Small Ruminant Grazing Workshop hosted by UK and related goat and sheep producer associations. UK’s David Ditsch says sheep and goats present an economic opportunity for those producers with good livestock management skills. He discusses the Feb 7 program and...

Across Kentucky – January 21, 2015

A feature report on progress in school systems and now in retail grocery stores with some new products from the Ky Blueberry Grower Association. Group marketing director, Kenneth Childers, says student reaction to their blueberry oatmeal bars has been tremendous, and they’ve now made them available at a...

Across Kentucky – January 20, 2015

Balancing yield potentials with market realities; that’s the challenge for row crop farmers this year. Examining that situation in detail is the target for two “intensive soybean management workshops” set for Feb 4 in Hopkinsville and Feb 5 in Elizabethtown. LaRue County farmer, Ryan Bivens, and UK...

Across Kentucky – January 19, 2015

A report on progress for fruit and vegetable growers in expanding markets for their products. Feldhaus visited with Ky Ag Commissioner James Comer following his remarks at the joint annual meetings of several horticulture related...

Across Kentucky – January 16, 2015

It’s been a tremendous year for Kentucky 4-H with over 238,000 young people across the state taking part in that organization. Keith Rogers, Executive Director of the Ky 4-H Foundation says that figure means over 30% of youth, kindergarten age through 19 years old, are taking part in this...

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