Across Kentucky – March 31, 2016

Western Kentucky University’s Research Foundation was recently approved by the state ag development board for a $105,000 grant of state funds for software and instrumentation improvements of the Kentucky Mesonet weather monitoring system. Stuart Foster heads up that network and discusses its role here, and...

2014 “Farmer of the Year” finalists named

Louisville, KY (October 29, 2014) – The competitive field for one of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) top honors is now down to its three finalists as preliminary judging of the 2014 “Farmer of the Year” award is complete. Ronnie Cooper of Lincoln County, Keith Lowry of Graves County, and Jack Trumbo of...

Across Kentucky – March 20, 2014

An update on the latest monthly meeting of the state ag development board. Feldhaus provides a snapshot of the typical county programs that are made available through this effort, utilizing tobacco settlement dollars to invest in ag infrastructure. Local farm leader, Bob Hodges of Ohio County, is...

Across Kentucky – December 30, 2013

A feature report with Nancy Cox who this week takes over as UK’s new dean for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. She discusses challenges for funding, the progress made in UK programs financed by the Ag Development Board, and she has specifics on the return on investment for every tax dollar...

Across Kentucky – November 5, 2013

Union County’s Little Kentucky Smokehouse Meats is planning a $2.2 million expansion. Feldhaus talks with co-owner, Jimmy Baird, about how with help from the Ag Development Board and others, this family hog operation, grew into a major retailer and wholesaler of many meat and food products sold around the...

Across Kentucky – October 29, 2013

Feldhaus reports on the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy and its annual conference underway this week in Bowling Green. GOAP Executive Director Roger Thomas talks about the agencies work with the Ag Development Board and the tremendous progress in boosting ag infrastructure...

Across Kentucky – August 24, 2012

Pendleton County was recently approved for just over $20,000 in county ag development funds to build a centralized storage facility for their ‘shared use equipment’ purchased with previous ag development grants. Featured are comments from the county’s new extension agent, Lindie Huffman, and long time...

Across Kentucky – August 16, 2012

The Wayne County Ag Development Board has been approved by the state ag development board to utilize county funding for a cost share program for local cattle farmers to utilize CPH marketing and related practices to enhance sale prices for their feeder calves. Local extension agent, Glen Roberts, discusses...