Across Kentucky – August 28, 2015

A feature report with the owner/operator of Jackson’s Orchard and Nursery in Bowling Green, Bill Jackson, as this year they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Jackson recalls those early years when “agri-tourism” was just a concept. He explains that the key to success with a roadside market is getting...

Across Kentucky – March 9, 2015

A report on the Certified Roadside Market Program’s annual spring educational meeting set for March 16, to provide market operators with information on everything from agri-tourism trends to keeping up with required paper work. Farm Bureau president Mark Haney discusses the continuing boom in roadside...

Across Kentucky – December 9, 2014

Agri-tourism is for a growing number of Kentucky farmers a successful and profitable enterprise. Aleta Botts with KCARD says that group is hosting an agri-tourism workshop Dec 15 to help new and existing operations of this type, assess their progress and prepare for challenges as their venues evolve to match...

Across Kentucky – March 3, 2014

What’s trending in new activities out on the farm at agri-tourism destinations? Well one development is demand from couples looking to “tie the knot” out in the country. That’ll be discussed this Thursday at a roadside market educational meeting at the Elizabethtown Convention...

Across Kentucky – October 7, 2013

It’s the height of agri-tourism season and Feldhaus has a feature with Trunnell’s Farm Market and Family Fun Acre near Owensboro. Along with wagon rides, corn mazes and all the rest, Trunnell’s this season will feature the story of Spookley the Square Spokespumpkin along with a corn maze “whodunit”...

Across Kentucky – October 3, 2013

Countrypumkinsky.com is the website for plenty of fun in Grant County where the Colson family has slowly grown a pumpkin stand into a sizeable agri-tourism attraction in this region of the state. Shelley Colson talks about their corn maze, hay rides, and unique opportunities provided for visitors in the...

Across Kentucky – September 20, 2013

We’re turning the corner, summer into fall, and that’s a great time for city families to take a trip to the farm and face the challenge of a corn maize, the power of a pumpkin catapult, or just a relaxing afternoon in a rural setting. The Ky Ag Dept’s Amelia Wilson says you can locate an agri-tourism...

Across Kentucky – July 18, 2013

There’s a free, new “app” available for Apple and Android mobile devices that can help users locate wineries across the state. The app includes a feature that can collect for users, “virtual stamps” to add to their Wine Trail Passport which can qualify them for free gifts. The Ky Ag Department’s...

Across Kentucky – April 24, 2013

CAIP, the County Ag Investment Program, offers counties the chance for cost share funding that can be specifically tailored for their unique ag income enhancement opportunities. In Lawrence County that shows up in improvements made in the local beef herd and in brand new income opportunities through...

Across Kentucky – January 25, 2013

Agri-tourism continues to provide value added income opportunity for a growing number of Kentucky farmers, and it continues to be a very popular attraction for families looking for some fun and the farm experience. The Ky Ag Department’s new Director of Agri-tourism, Amelia Wilson, discusses opportunities...