Across Kentucky – August 28, 2015

A feature report with the owner/operator of Jackson’s Orchard and Nursery in Bowling Green, Bill Jackson, as this year they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Jackson recalls those early years when “agri-tourism” was just a concept. He explains that the key to success with a roadside market is getting...

Across Kentucky – August 27, 2015

Feldhaus visits with UK grad student, Bernadette Mach, who is helping develop a list of the best tree and shrub plantings around homes that have the biggest impact on attracting bees. The “list” should be complete in the Spring of 2016 but she offers a couple of possibilities and suggests homeowners work...

Across Kentucky – August 26, 2015

A report on the research project underway to perfect a clover that will fit in to a typical residential lawn. UK turf researcher, Gregg Munshaw, says they’re developing a smaller-leafed clover that fits in, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer, and also attracts...

Across Kentucky – August 25, 2015

A preview of this Thursday’s Country Ham Breakfast at the state fair. Event coordinator, Farm Bureau’s Joe Cain, talks about the planning involved for serving a breakfast for 1,600 diners. He also speculates on the winning bid for the charity auction of the state fair grand champion ham, which last year...

Across Kentucky – August 24, 2015

Providing help in getting a fair price for harvested timber to dealing with invasive species, the second of three woodland owner short courses is set for this Saturday in Hopkinsville. Feldhaus visits with UK forestry’s Billy Thomas who describes this unique opportunity for landowners in the...

Across Kentucky – August 21, 2015

Feldhaus files a follow-up report on behind-the-scenes training efforts in the Kentucky Proud program designed to make local farmers more comfortable and effective in making commercial connections with retailers like Kroger.  KDA’s Kristin Branscum says that regional food distributors in the state have...

Across Kentucky – August 20, 2015

It doesn’t get a lot of play in the press but the Ky Ag Finance Corporation’s loan programs are becoming more popular with existing lenders, allowing them to spread risk when help beginning farmers get into or improve their businesses. KAFC’s Bill McCloskey explains that while this is only a loan...

Across Kentucky – August 19, 2015

One UK turf researcher is beginning a project to examine white clover plantings as a way to reduce the need for fertilizer applications in some home lawns. An entomology specialist has asked that the study include the possible positive impacts that homeowners could have on strengthening pollinator...

Across Kentucky – August 18, 2015

The community of Pleasurville, in Henry and Shelby Counties, is trying to revitalize its economic activities on Main Street and has taken a major step in opening a new “indoor farmers market” that operates along side some other shops.  Community leader, Cheryl Clark, explains how they developed the...

Across Kentucky – August 17, 2015

The Kentucky State Fair opens this Thursday with attractions ranging from performing pigs to an educational display on the Magna Carta upon which our rule of law is based. State fair vice president for communications, Amanda Storment, discusses other attractions and money saving deals for midway rides and...

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