Across Kentucky – March 18, 2016

Feldhaus presents the third in a three-report series on UK plant pathologist, Paul Vincelli’s research into GMO food safety. Vincelli has just completed a 14-page extension document titled, “Genetically Engineered Crops – Emerging Opportunities.” On one hand, he says that GMO science warrants...

Across Kentucky – March 17, 2016

The second in a two-part report today on the Center for Forest and Wood Certification, initiated by UK Forestry. Extension Associate in forestry, Chris Reeves, discusses the growing trend for more wood products and the timberland they came from, to earn the label “from responsible sources.” He says the...

Across Kentucky – March 16, 2016

The Ky Ag Department is coordinating a specialty crop grant program funded by USDA, to expand demand for specialty crops. KDA’s Josh Lindau says producers and various entities can qualify for up to $50,000. The application period is now open through June 1, and preference is given to projects with...

Across Kentucky – March 15, 2016

At the state and county levels, proceeds from this month’s “Ag Tag” donations through county clerks offices will be a major economic boost for Kentucky 4-H. Melissa Miller, Interim Executive Director of the 4-H Foundation, says last year donations from those renewing farm license plates in March...

Across Kentucky – March 14, 2016

A report on National Ag Literacy activities underway in the state this week, featuring retired teacher and current McLean County Farm Bureau leader, Judy Hayden. Local volunteers there will be going to the classroom to read the national ag book of the year, “First Peas To The...

Across Kentucky – March 11, 2016

If researchers are to have any real shot at reducing the need for pesticide and herbicide use in crop production, the use of GMO technology will have a major role in that effort. Feldhaus files the second of three reports with UK plant pathologist, Dr. Paul Vincelli, on the progress this powerful technology...

Across Kentucky – March 10, 2016

What was a bass boat doing at one of the displays during the recent National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville? Kentucky Corn Grower Association, Executive Director, Laura Knoth explains it’s all about that group’s sponsorship of the Crappie Masters Fishing tournament in mid-May on Kentucky Lake and...

Across Kentucky – March 9, 2016

From grafting fruit trees to curing country hams and from shitake mushroom production to making your own household holiday decorations; those are the kinds of topics covered in the “Mountain Monday” seminars hosted by Breathitt County’s Robinson Center for Appalachian Sustainability. The center’s...

Across Kentucky – March 8, 2016

As farm license plate holders continue to renew their plates in the month of March, Ky FFA Foundation Executive Director, Sheldon, McKinney, discusses the importance of making additional “ag tag” donations at County Clerk’s Offices. She says that netted about $180,000 for FFA last year shared between...

Across Kentucky – March 7, 2016

A feature story on one man’s trash being another man’s treasure; in this case, chicken manure. McLean County extension agent Carrie Hicks discusses the movement in their region utilizing chicken manure as a replacement or supplement for commercial fertilizers for grain farmers. A “Scoop the Poop”...

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