Across Kentucky – March 4, 2016

A story on the special seminar on new forage varieties next Tuesday evening on the UK campus, March 8. Extension forage specialist Ray Smith discusses the economic importance to farmers of selecting the best in new varieties that perform well in this region of the country. Smith also explains to non-farmers,...

Across Kentucky – March 3, 2016

A feature report with UK Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Paul Vincelli, who recently spent his sabbatical totally focused on GMO’s and scientific research available on their use and safety in modern society. This will be the first in a series of four reports on what GMO’s are and how they’re being...

Across Kentucky – March 2, 2016

A report on Harlan County’s recent efforts to work with the local school board in getting a Vocational Education teacher back in the school system, with one goal to re-start a local FFA chapter. Local farm bureau president, Don Miniard, says a coalition of local groups came together for the effort, which...

Across Kentucky – March 1, 2016

It’s “Ag Tag Time” again in Kentucky. State ag commissioner Ryan Quarles explains the importance of farm vehicle license plate owners in making their “ag tag” donations in March. Through the program operators of vehicles with farm plates can make special donations to help fund 4-H, FFA, and...

Across Kentucky – February 29, 2016

Scores of county farm leaders will be in Frankfort this Wednesday participating in Farm Bureau’s Legislative Drive-in Day this Wednesday, March 2. Farm group legislative director, Jeff Harper, says farmers will be discussing budget issues, maintaining the integrity of the current Ag Development Fund...

Across Kentucky – February 22, 2016

Some 250 Kentucky farmers will be in Washington D.C. this week meeting with the state’s Congressional delegation to discuss issues relevant to agriculture. Ky Farm Bureau President, Mark Haney, says topics to be covered range from the environment to progress on the latest free trade...

Across Kentucky – February 19, 2016

Winter time is one of the best seasons of the year for anyone interested in looking into bee and honey production. Ky Ag Department, State Apiarist, Tammy Horn recommends a full year of exploration before spending a nickel on beekeeping equipment. She also discusses a pollinator protection plan forum...

Across Kentucky – February 18, 2016

OAK, the Organic Association of Kentucky has its annual conference on tap for Shepherdsville, March 4 and 5. Feldhaus visits with OAK Chair, Mac Stone, about the conference and about some of the possibilities this type of production could provide for farmers with ‘traditional’ cropping...

Across Kentucky – February 17, 2016

Kentucky has one of the nation’s most unique hay testing programs available to livestock farmers to provide forage analysis to help producers better utilize the nutrition of forages with their livestock. The Ky Ag Department’s Kim Field likens the analysis to human use of nutrition labeling on cereal...

Across Kentucky – February 16, 2016

From dealing with new changes in food safety regulations to tips on featuring weddings at roadside markets; these are the kinds of issues to be addressed at Farm Bureau’s March 1st roadside market education meeting at the Fayette County Extension office. Logan County’s Russell Poore, chair of the state...

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