UKAg diversity director recognized as a Game Changer

By Aimee Nielson LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 17, 2015) – University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment assistant dean and director of the Office of Diversity, Quentin Tyler, was recently named a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine. The human resources publication annually gives the Game...

Grain farm incomes expected to drop significantly in 2015

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2015 – Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The latest Agricultural Prices report, released last week by the...

Kentucky producers reminded of nearing deadline to submit nominations for Farm Service Agency County Committees

Lexington, KY- July 31, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 3, 2015, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county...

Commissioner Comer honors Kentucky Farmers’ Markets

Frankfort, Ky. – Kentucky’s farmers’ markets always show their appreciation to their customers, but next week they’ll kick it up a notch. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has proclaimed Aug. 2-8 Farmers’ Market Week in Kentucky. “Farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh fruits and vegetables,...

A New Market on Main: Pleasureville Farmers Market Grand Opening

The small town of Pleasureville welcomed a big addition to Main Street this past week with the grand opening of the Pleasureville Farmers Market.     The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) team began working with Pleasureville community leaders Susan Schlosnagle, Cheryl Clark,...

Farmers’ markets expand access for low-income Kentucky families

Frankfort, Ky. – Low-income families can use their SNAP benefits to buy fresh, nutritious local foods at more Kentucky farmers’ markets than ever before, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. Up to 225 farmers’ markets and individual producers now use Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) equipment...

Vote for your Local Food Hero through Aug. 5

Frankfort, Ky. — Kentuckians are invited to select their favorite farmers in online voting for the 2015 Local Food Heroes through Aug. 5. The Local Food Heroes awards are a partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Seed Capital KY, and Louisville Metro Government and are sponsored by Farm...

New state database lists lost, abandoned horses

Frankfort, Ky. – Kentuckians whose horses have gone missing can search for them on the Internet using a new database created by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The state veterinarian’s office has launched a Stray or Abandoned Equine Database where people can browse listings of horses that have...

USDA accepting more farmland for wildlife habitat in Kentucky

Lexington, KY –July 20, 2015– U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director John W. McCauley  today announced that an additional 1,100 acres of agricultural land in Kentucky is eligible for funding for wildlife habitat restoration. The initiative, known as...

Livingston becomes first Kentucky Proud town

Livingston, Ky. – The mayor of Livingston sees Kentucky Proud as a way to jump-start his town’s economy. On Tuesday, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined Livingston Mayor Jason Medley to welcome the Rockcastle County community as the first municipality to join the Kentucky Proud program. “Mayor...

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