Comer welcomes Campbellsville University to Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University and Kentucky farmers alike will benefit from CU’s entrance into the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus program, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “By joining the Farm to Campus program, Campbellsville University is making more...

Forestry economic impact: improved in 2013, looks better for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky., - Kentucky’s forests are a significant component of Kentucky’s economy, and a University of Kentucky economic impact study by UK forestry experts found that 2014 looks bright for increased economic growth in the state’s forestry industries. Jeff Stringer, UK extension professor for...

Cattle producers need to watch out for grass tetany

Lexington, Ky. With spring finally arriving pastures are beginning to green up. For most cattle producers, that is a welcome event that leads to less reliance on feeding hay. But University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists said this is also the time for producers to...

New poultry litter application method holds promise in corn

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in collaboration with a researcher from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment successfully tested a new application method for poultry litter in no-till corn on a Western Kentucky...

KFB seeking law to curb deer problem

The huge population of deer in Kentucky is causing big problems for KFB on two fronts: (1) Farmers are seeing more and more crop damage caused by hungry deer, and (2) deer are causing a tremendous amount of vehicle accidents, costing KFB Insurance millions of dollars in claims paid. The sight of deer has...

UK researcher finds molecular markers for common woody plant disease

A researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has developed a molecular technique for diagnosing Verticillium wilt, a common, but often hard to diagnose, disease affecting 80 tree species and more than 300 plant species. This finding by Baker Aljawasim, a graduate...

Ag departments poster and essay contest opens category for digital photos and art

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest will add a category for digital submissions this year along with the traditional poster and essay competitions. The theme of this year’s contest is “Kentucky Farmers — Our American Heroes.” “Kentucky farmers...

Extension helps expand opportunities for local meats

SPRINGFIELD, Ky., (Dec. 17, 2013) – On a chilly day in late fall, in a scene typical of rural Kentucky, Danny Ray Spalding watches his angus-based cattle graze on the grassy hillsides of St. Catharine Farm in Washington County. As the farm manager of the property, which is owned by the Roman Catholic...

Commissioner Comer welcomes UPike to Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus program

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer welcomed the University of Pikeville as the fifth member of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus Program in an event today at the City View Café on the UPIKE campus. “By joining the Farm to Campus program, UPIKE is making more...

UKAg student to intern at Walt Disney World

Lexington, Ky. A student in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment earned a coveted entomology internship with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Rebecca Wente, an agricultural biotechnology senior from Grayson, was selected as one of two undergraduate students serving as...

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