Across Kentucky – April 18, 2014

Kentucky’s agriculture continues to evolve, according to the Ky Ag Department’s, Warren Beeler, who makes the case that ag production here is ‘greener’ than ever, and also talks about recently developed economic opportunities for medium and smaller-sized farmers to make a go of it on a contract...

Across Kentucky – April 17, 2014

Feldhaus has a feature with the food service director of the Owsley County School System, Charolette Thompson. She says they may have one of the most successful programs for getting locally grown foods onto the cafeteria lines; one reason is a school-owned produce farm operated by FFA students. Podcast:...

Across Kentucky – April 16, 2014

A report on progress with a new value-added product that producers hope will give Pop Tarts a run for their money. Larry Martin, President of the Ky Blueberry Growers’ Association, says their new kitchen and processing shop is producing Kentucky “blueberry breakfast bars,” and they’re making their...

Across Kentucky – April 15, 2014

Finally, winter has subsided, and for many roadside farm markets, it’s time to open their operations to the public. Jeremy Hinton, owner of Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market near Hodgenville, says they’ll have asparagus, vegetable plants and plenty of bedding plants for the spring crowd. Podcast: Play...

Across Kentucky – April 14, 2014

A report today on the unveiling of “Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision,” a reforestation project announced by Governor Beshear to plant 20 million seedlings in 20 years across the state. Chief of the Kentucky Division of Forestry, Sheila MacSwords, lays out details. Podcast: Play in new window |...

Across Kentucky – April 11, 2014

Warren Beeler is the Ky Ag Department’s Director of Ag Policy and spoke recently to the Louisville Ag Club. His assessment of the progress and potential of Kentucky agriculture has application to every county in the state, for rural and urban residents alike. Podcast: Play in new window |...

Across Kentucky – April 10, 2014

Finally, it looks like winter is really over, and one sign is the opening of the roadside farm market season. Feldhaus visits with Larue County farmer Jeremy Hinton who’s been a member of Farm Bureau’s ‘certified roadside program’ since 2002. He talks about that experience and about the season...

Across Kentucky – April 9, 2014

Muhlenberg County is preparing for a new farmers’ market pavilion that will also be used for a honey processing kitchen for beekeepers in the region. Local extension agent, Darryl Simpson, discusses the long road toward their July 1 opening and some of the developments along the way. Podcast: Play in new...

Across Kentucky – April 8, 2014

It’s tax time for many of us, and says Aleta Botts, Director of the Ky Center for Ag and Rural Development, KCARD, that’s a great time for new agri-business entrepreneurs to take a look at their records and truly evaluate their chances for success in taking their operations to a new level; and KCARD is...

Across Kentucky – April 7, 2014

A report on major progress with utilizing chicken litter as a fertilizer with no-till corn. UK extension soils specialist, Edwin Richey, has been working with USDA researchers in a Daviess County project that shows this newer technology is almost ready to take to the field. Podcast: Play in new window |...

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