Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale Returns April 9-11 to Kentucky Exposition Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale will return to the Kentucky Exposition Center’s Pavilion for its 53rd edition April 9-11. “This event gives buyers a chance to purchase from some of the best cow families in the business and provides an opportunity for dairy cattle producers...

Sonny’s BBQ Hosts Kentucky Proud Night Tuesday With Products From The Chop Shop, Pilgrim’s Pride

RICHMOND, Ky. – Sonny’s BBQ in Richmond invites customers to enjoy local foods at Kentucky Proud Night on Tuesday. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until closing at the restaurant at 1001 Center Drive. Sonny’s BBQ will serve pork, beef, ribs, and hamburger from The Chop Shop, a Wolfe County...

Kentucky Named to Farm-to-School Initiative Funded By Walmart Foudation Grant

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky is one of three states that will partner with The Walmart Foundation and the National Farm to School Network to expand efforts to get more local foods into schools, the network announced Thursday. “Kentucky has led the way in helping schools locate and purchase local foods for...

Comer Touts Homegrown By Heroes in Meeting With Joint Chiefs Officials

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner James Comer on Monday told national military officials that Homegrown By Heroes “is one small thing that we can do to show our appreciation for our military veteran farmers.” Commissioner Comer hosted a presentation about Homegrown By Heroes for Col. James P....

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...

Ag proposal developed for SOAR project

Access to capital, availability of land and developing local food systems are among the key issues for agriculture contained in a committee report for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative. Those recommendations will be among those from 10 committees reporting at a February 16 “summit”...

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...

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