Across Kentucky – March 27, 2015

The “bigger picture” of agriculture’s total economic impact for the state is the focus a recent study from the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky. Dr. Alison Davis says the ag cluster is responsible for some $45.5 billion in economic impact, including some 250,000 jobs; on the...

Across Kentucky – March 26, 2015

Kentucky was once the national leader in grape and wine production in the country, and a new video documentary airing this weekend on KET, will showcase that history and highlight the resurgence of grapes as an alternative crop opportunity for farmers here. Alicia Gregory, UK Director of Research...

Across Kentucky – March 25, 2015

A feature report with Ky 4-H Foundation Executive Director, Keith Rogers, who explains the economic impact of the state’s “Ag Tag donation” program. March is the traditional month that farmers renew their custom farm license plates and make additional ‘ag tag’ donations that go to help fund 4-H,...

Across Kentucky – March 24, 2015

From the use of unmanned aerial drones, to assisting with efforts to protect honey bees, the IPM, Integrated Pest Management school, this week in Princeton, will draw scores of crop managers for required training to meet their ongoing certification requirements. Featured guest is UK entomologist, Ric Bessin,...

Across Kentucky – March 23, 2015

A report on the 50th anniversary of the Ky Forest Industries Association as it celebrates its convention this week. KFIA Executive Director, Bob Bauer, says that group continues to flourish, and so are Kentucky forests that are growing at about twice the rate that they’re being...

Across Kentucky – March 20, 2015

A feature report with Oldham County farmer, Kevin Jeffries, who’s been using a UAV or unmanned aerial vehicle on his farm to scout crops. He says it’s fun to operate the drone and the practical applications possible with its use on the farm, he feels, will save him plenty of time in the field that will...

Across Kentucky – March 19, 2015

January and February are usually down time for the KY Ag Dept’s forage testing program. Program coordinator, Kim Field, says that program has become increasingly popular among livestock owners who, more often these days, take advantage of the program to get strong nutritional data on their hay, with which...

Across Kentucky – March 18, 2015

Kentucky’s rough winter, especially harsh temperatures, have taken a toll on some of the potential of the state’s fruit crops. Extension horticulturist, John Strang, takes a look at damage to peaches among several crops. As the growing season rolls around, he recommends consumer call ahead to their...

Across Kentucky – March 17, 2015

Given fuel prices and the overall economy, farm ponds have been a growing form of ‘at-home’ recreation for rural land owners. Kentucky boasts over 234,000 farm ponds and UK Aquaculture Specialist Bill Wurts talks about some upcoming pond management education programs for farm pond owners in March and...

Across Kentucky – March 16, 2015

In conjunction with National Ag Day being celebrated Mar 18, this week is also recognized as Ag Literacy Week. Across the state, many county farm bureaus are working with schools doing in-class, ag literacy readings, and some are also making contributions of ag related books to school libraries. Feldhaus...

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