Across Kentucky – May 6, 2015

Are farmers, as a group, any better at turning out to vote than other sectors of the general public. While there are no scientific indicators to indicate that is the case, Ky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney offers his views on the civic activity level of the farm crowd, which he does think is above...

Across Kentucky – May 5, 2015

A feature with UK small grains researcher, Bill Bruening, who is coordinating the university’s Wheat Field Day at Princeton on May 12. He discusses various small grains grown in the state and talks about the ongoing research efforts to bring to farmers seed varieties that enhance the bottom...

Across Kentucky – May 4, 2015

A report on the Marketbasket Food Price Survey which shows Kentucky food prices dropping by 2.3% from the previous quarter ending Dec 31, 15. Featured is Farm Bureau public relations director, Dan Smaldone who says 26 of the 40 items surveyed showed decreased...

Across Kentucky – May 1, 2015

A follow-up report today on the growth of Kentucky Proud products finding their way into more and more commercial venues in the state. Roger Snell, Farm to Retail Liaison with the Ky Department of Agriculture talks about recent success with Ky Proud popcorn and continuing work on products from chicken to...

Across Kentucky – April 30, 2015

An update on small ruminant farming which for many small and medium sized Kentucky farms is working out very well. Kelley Yates with the Ky Sheep and Goat Development Office talks about the trends among producers and consumers and highlights the May 16/17 Sheep and Fiber Festival on tap for Masterson Station...

Across Kentucky – April 29, 2015

A feature report with a Meade County roadside market operator that has kept evolving with the times. In her case, their operation which began as a pumpkin based agri-tourism project, has led them into opening a bakery. Rhonda Roberts discusses the evolution of this family-run venture and how the bakery...

Across Kentucky – April 28, 2015

From finding new calves and momma cows to checking the conditions of crop fields without having to walk to them; those are a few features of camera-equipped “UAV’s,” unmanned aerial vehicles, which some farmers are already testing. UK’ Michael Sama, a guest at the upcoming May 12 Wheat Field Day in...

Across Kentucky – April 27, 2015

A feature story on an effort to assist farmers in putting the latest “hand held” technology to work in their fields. Feldhaus visits with Curtis Dame, Hopkins County Extension Agent, who’s been working with area farmers on accessing the latest “apps” that they can utilize to do ‘real time’...

Across Kentucky – April 24, 2015

Feldhaus visits with Green County roadside market operator Dave Atwell of Triple D Greenhouse just outside of Greensburg. Atwell discusses the ‘rush reason’ currently underway with Derby Day and Mother’s Day approaching. He also explains how his family operation has evolved out of dairy farming into...

Across Kentucky – April 23, 2015

One of the most effective programs ever developed in Kentucky to get actual soil-saving conservation practices “on the ground;” the soil conservation cost share program has been re-funded for 2016. Hardin County farmer, Larry Thomas, serves on the Ky Ag Water Quality Authority which oversees the cost...

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