Across Kentucky – November 25, 2014

A special report on the third finalist in Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Family contest, Zack and Tiffany Ison of Mercer County. Starting with 10 acres of tobacco and a 37-acre rented pasture, they’ve grown into a 1,350 acre farm with diversified crops. The contest winner will be named Dec 5 at the...

Across Kentucky – November 24, 2014

The Kroger Louisville division operating 88 stores throughout most of Kentucky has stepped up its investment in Kentucky Proud products, recently making a record, one-time purchase of $350,000 of locally produced items. Feldhaus visits with Tim McGurk, Public Affairs Manager for Kroger in the Louisville...

Across Kentucky – November 21, 2014

The second in a three-part installment featuring, Union County’s Dustin and Tammy White of Union County, one of the top three finalists in Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Family competition. Dustin talks about his role in the nearly 14,000-acre operation, and Tammy discusses how their 2-year-old and...

Across Kentucky – November 20, 2014

Don’t panic!!! But it may be time to start thawing your Thanksgiving Day bird. Feldhaus visits with Butterball Turkey Talk Line home economist, Marge Klindera, about some of the do’s and don’ts of planning and preparing for the big day. Home economists are standing by with encouragement and advice at 1...

Across Kentucky – November 19, 2014

The Farm Bureau’s resolutions committee has met to assemble and codify over 800 policy resolutions from farmers around the state for action during the farm group’s annual meeting in early December. FB Vice President Eddie Melton of Webster County discusses some of the top issues of interest to...

Across Kentucky – November 18, 2014

The spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) seems inevitable across the state, but entomology officials are trying to develop new tools to track and slow that insect pest. UK entomologist Lee Townsend discusses development of “fake” lady borers that are actually electronic bug zappers. Podcast: Play in...

Across Kentucky – November 17, 2013

Feldhaus visits with Ky Cattlemen’s Association chief Dave Maples about this Thursday’s referendum vote on a new $1 state check-off on the sale of beef cattle here. Maples says several states in the region have recently raised their state check-offs to continue promotion of programs like, “Beef, It’s...

Across Kentucky – November 14, 2014

KCARD, the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, was just awarded a $200,000 USDA grant to continue its work in providing technical and business development assistance in rural areas. KCARD’S Executive Director, Aleta Botts, says the group has an 87% success rate with keeping new, small...

Across Kentucky – November 13, 2014

A special feature with Pulaski County’s Chris and Rebekah Pierce, on of three finalists in Kentucky’s Outstanding Young Farm Family contest. Their farming operation has grown from about 150 acres to over 3,400 with special emphasis on improving soil quality as the raise canola, corn, soybeans and...

Across Kentucky – November 12, 2014

The “Spicy Fat Cat” was the result of a request of the UK Butcher Shop, to develop a 100% all beef sausage to make its debut at Rupp Arena during basketball season. Gregg Rentfrow with the UK Meats Lab describes the new product, right now available only in Section 34 at Rupp, but that if successful,...

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