Across Kentucky – December 17, 2014

Chris and Rebekah Pierce of Pulaski County were recently named 2014’s Outstanding Young Farm Family by Kentucky Farm Bureau. In just over 10 years the couple’s acreage has grown from 130 to over 3,400. They practice ‘never till’ planting methods, have introduced canola into their crop mix, and take...

Across Kentucky – December 16, 2014

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for industrial hemp pilot projects for 2015. KDA’s Adam Watson coordinates their hemp program and says the agency is interested in encouraging a wide range of projects to see which form of production holds the greatest economic...

Across Kentucky – December 15, 2014

A report on farm cash receipt projections for 2014; it looks like those numbers will climb a little by year’s end, but the outlook for 2015 is a little less optimistic. UK ag economist, Dr. Will Snell, provides the figures from their annual 2014 Ag Economic Outlook report, and he comments on trends that...

Across Kentucky – December 12, 2014

The 2014 North American International Livestock Exposition just recently wrapping up in Louisville had an all time record number of entries. In the last days of the event Feldhaus visited with Media Room supervisor, Claude Brock, who provided a unique perspective on the scope and impact of the expo, the...

Across Kentucky – December 11, 2014

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center has just recently launched its newly enhanced KyBIZinfo.com website answering a call for help from SOAR (the Shaping Our Appalachian Region) initiative to assist business in eastern Kentucky. The Center’s Kevin Norvell says the result is a network directory of...

Across Kentucky – December 10, 2014

A feature report on a 10-acre truck farm not only surviving in Jefferson County but which was recently named 2014 Agribusiness of the Year by the Ag Industry Network. George Gagel produces a variety of edible crops from kale and tomatoes to his trademarked, “Limestone Bibb” lettuce but he says it’s...

Across Kentucky – December 9, 2014

Agri-tourism is for a growing number of Kentucky farmers a successful and profitable enterprise. Aleta Botts with KCARD says that group is hosting an agri-tourism workshop Dec 15 to help new and existing operations of this type, assess their progress and prepare for challenges as their venues evolve to match...

Across Kentucky – December 8, 2014

Progress in consumer recognition of the Ky Proud brand is growing on success in urban centers gaining wider awareness in communities across the state. Kristen Branscum with the Ky Department of Agriculture says the commissioned a survey to check progress on that growth and were extremely pleased with the...

Across Kentucky – December 5, 2014

They do come out to the farm for the tree, but they leave with an unforgettable ‘family experience,’ that’s how Margie Baldwin characterizes the typical visit to her Madison County roadside farm market featuring U-cut Christmas trees. From family photos to hot chocolate around a roaring fire, she makes...

Across Kentucky – December 4, 2014

Getting a jump on 2015 grain crop preparation is the goal of three Early Bird Meetings hosted by UK in Henderson, Graves, and Hardin Counties early next week. Specialists will discuss lower grain prices, tighter profit margins, and drought and herbicide resistant weed problems among other topics, Dec...

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