Across Kentucky – August 27, 2014

Curing a country ham is about attention to detail, persistence, and hard work, but Bill Robertson with the Ky Country Ham Producers Association says for 4-H kids across the state, this program is also about leadership and building character. Robertson talks about the tremendous growth in their ham curing...

Across Kentucky – August 26, 2014

The health and growth of farmers markets in Kentucky has many factors pushing that progress, and one of them is a joint project of extension family and consumer science agents, the state department of agriculture and UK students in the field of dietetics. FCS agent at the Grayson County extension office,...

Across Kentucky – August 25, 2014

After a temporary suspension over a legal matter the Ky Ag Development Board is back in action, investing tobacco settlement funds in programs to boost ag infrastructure in the state. Roger Thomas, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy, talks about the progress underway as a result of...

Across Kentucky – August 22, 2014

A feature report on how farmers markets are becoming valuable community resources and are expanding their activities well beyond serving as a reliable source for healthful, locally grown food. The Ky Ag Department’s Sharon Spencer says youth activities are a focus for expansion, and that local leaders are...

Across Kentucky – August 21, 2014

Morgan County extension agent Sarah Fannin provides details of the UK Regional Grazing Day set for this Saturday in West Liberty. She says education efforts like this, along with ag development investments in livestock processing facilities in the area are helping the ag economy turn the corner in that...

Across Kentucky – August 20, 2014

It’s the largest sit-down, farm-city event in the state says Ky Farm Bureau Commodity Division Director, Joe Cain. He talks about the logistics of feeding some 1,600 who will attend tomorrow’s Country Ham Breakfast and Charity Auction at the state fair. Since 1964 the event has raised about $6.8 million...

Across Kentucky – August 19, 2014

The two U.S. Senatorial candidates will attend the traditional “Measure the Candidates” forum hosted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau tomorrow. Group president, Mark Haney, says this will give the farm sector a chance to learn the candidates’ stands on a number of state and national issues that will have...

Across Kentucky – August 18, 2014

A report on a new Statewide Wood Energy Team that’s being developed to coordinate utilization of wood waste installation with bio-energy heating systems. Tim Hughes with the Ky Department of Energy Development and Independence will coordinate the effort which he feels may have quite a bit of application in...

Across Kentucky – August 15, 2014

Feldhaus does a feature report with Simpsonville, Kentucky sausage maker, Al Purnell who tells the story of how this iconic family business got its start several decades ago. Purnell explains the selection process for using the name “Old Folks” and talks about how his family, back in the day, began...

Across Kentucky – August 14, 2014

The third of three regional woodland owner short courses is on tap for next Saturday Aug 23rd in Knox County. UK extension forester Billy Thomas says they’ll help landowners develop a woodlands management plan. Whether fighting invasive species like kudzu and honey suckle or managing for the next timber...

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