Conway, Comer, Grimes encourage Kentuckians to help solve hunger

Frankfort, KY (February 5, 2015) – Attorney General Jack Conway, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and several state lawmakers spent the morning at the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday rallying Kentuckians to join the fight against hunger. According to the USDA,...

During Farms to Food Banks Month, You Can Help Kentucky’s Hungry – and Kentucky’s Farmer

By Agriculture Commissioner James Comer When you donate a part of your state tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund, you’re helping Kentuckians in unfortunate circumstances – some of them your friends and neighbors – gain access to fresh, nutritious, local foods. You’re also helping...

Fausto Sarmiento recognized with One to Watch Award

LEXINGTON, Ky., - The Lexington Forum recognized Kentucky Small Business Development Center senior consultant Fausto Sarmiento with the 2014 One to Watch Award at the annual Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s State of the Merged Government Address and luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Lexington...

USDA Provides Greater Protection for Fruit, Vegetable and Other Specialty Crop Growers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide...

Memories to Last a Lifetime

By: Rhonda Cornett There is never a dull moment serving on this committee. During our time on the committee we have had different folks serve as our director. From Jay McCants as our first director getting us acquainted with the committee, to Tony Holloway filling in the gap until Stacy Lowe took over, and...

Yeargan honored as Legend of Entomology

A longtime faculty member in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment was named a Legend of Entomology at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Portland, Oregon. Ken Yeargan, UK entomology professor, received the honor for his years of mentoring...

KDA Seeks Posters, Essays, Digital Images on ‘Growing the Next Generation of Farmers’

FRANKFORT, Ky. — “Kentucky Agriculture: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers” is the theme of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Poster and Essay Contest. “Kentucky’s young people are our future farmers, consumers, and citizens,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “It’s...

UKAg celebrates land-grant research

LEXINGTON, Ky. Current issues in land-grant research and recognition of award-winning researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment took center stage at the 2014 Celebration of Land-Grant Research. Hosted by its research office, the college welcomed keynote speaker...

First Lady Jane Beshear Announces New Cooking Series Designed for Young Students

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2014) – Today First Lady Jane Beshear and Nancy Cox, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, launched “Plant, Harvest, Eat” – a  cooking demonstration series for elementary and middle school students. “Plant, Harvest, Eat”...

Kentucky Proud Awareness Spreading to Commonwealth’s Rural Areas, Survey Says

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Proud was a hit in Kentucky’s two largest cities in its early days but was largely unknown anywhere else in the state. That’s no longer the case, a recent University of Kentucky survey shows. In a survey of Kentucky consumers conducted in October, UK found that recognition of...

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