Across Kentucky – October 30, 2014

Kentucky beef cattle producers will be voting in a referendum this November 20 at local extension offices, on whether or not to have $1 per animal sold deducted from each sale to be used to increase beef demand. Dave Maples with the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association provides details of the vote and...

Across Kentucky – October 29, 2014

Some thirty Kentucky farm families were successful in the most recent grant application period for state’s On-Farm Energy Efficiency Program grants to upgrade. Bill McCloskey with the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy says individual farms received up to $10,000 in matching grants for qualified energy...

Across Kentucky – October 28, 2014

The national FFA convention opens in Louisville this Wednesday (Oct 29-Nov 1) with some 63,000 youngsters from across the country participating. Linda Edwards with the Ky Convention Center discusses the challenges of hosting such a huge event, and she talks about efforts to keep Louisville in the host...

Across Kentucky – October 27, 2014

The rising costs of beef and pork products at the supermarket led to an overall 3.9% jump in retail food prices in the third quarter of the 2014. Ky Farm Bureau’s Dan Smaldone provides details of the farm group’s Marketbasket survey which charts the price trends for forty staple food items each...

Across Kentucky – October 24, 2014

Feldhaus checks in with Carlisle County Extension Agent, Sara Bogle Martin, about planned installation of some certified kitchen and audio-visual equipment for a new community center. Martin says it will enhance meeting and education efforts by extension and will allow some residents to do some value added...

Across Kentucky – October 23, 2014

Feldhaus visits with Ky State Fair Board officials about their plans to improve this year’s national FFA convention experience for some 60,000 blue-jacketed youngsters arriving in Louisville next week. One of the biggest challenges from last year was improving cyber world connectivity. Podcast: Play in...

Across Kentucky – October 22, 2014

After sustaining tremendous damage from the tornado of 2012 in Morgan County, the State Division of Forestry’s seedling nursery in West Liberty is back on line and ready for orders. The division’s state director, Leah MacSwords, talks about the long road back and about the resource their Morgan and...

Across Kentucky – October 21, 2014

From networking to discovering new crop possibilities, the Kentucky Women in Agriculture annual conference, Nov 5-6 at the Cave City Convention Center is expected to draw scores of farm women from across the state. Organization president, Sharon Furchess of Calloway County provides some details of the 15th...

Across Kentucky – October 20, 2014

It happens every year October through December – white tailed deer mating season; and over the next three months, thousands of deer/automobile collisions, some leading to serious injuries and even deaths. Feldhaus visits with Ky State Trooper Paul Blanton and discusses a few trends in deer movements...

Across Kentucky – October 17, 2014

More and more, agribusinesses of all types are utilizing social media outlets to promote their products and services. The Kentucky Center for Ag and Rural Development has just rolled out a program to assist agribusinesses, social media novices or veterans, in exploring how they might better take advantage of...

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