Across Kentucky – November 2, 2015

KCARD, the Ky Center for Ag and Rural Development has two workshops set for this week in Morgan and Barren Counties and one for next week in Perry County. KCARD’s Myrisa Christy says the goal is to “de-mystify” the grant writing process for more Kentucky farmers and ag entrepreneurs so they can compete...

Lilakay Salmons and Jason Blake Warrens named state winners of Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contests

Louisville, KY (February 19, 2015) – Amidst great competition from students all across Kentucky, the colorful artwork of Lilakay Salmons and the creative writing of Jason Blake Warrens emerged as winners of the 2014 Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contests. The competition, produced in...

Butler County Farm Bureau honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2014 “Top County”

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Recognized for its outstanding programming and for having a positive impact on both the community and its membership, Butler County Farm Bureau was honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “Top County” in 2014. This is the second year in a row that Butler County won...

Across Kentucky – October 14, 2014

A feature report with Barren County’s Kenny Mattingly owner operator of Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese. He discusses his approach of a combination of traditional and direct-to-consumer marketing, and also encourages other artisan/farmstead cheese makers to take advantage of a food safety workshop, Nov 22, at...

Farms Feed Kentucky: Tackling the food issue from the inside

LEXINGTON, Ky., – In a county where 83 percent of the land is used for agriculture, but nearly 30 percent of the adult population is considered obese and 13 percent has diabetes, the question might be asked, why aren’t people eating better? This example is taken from Barren County, but Barren is...

Elections held during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 94th annual meeting

Louisville, KY (December 7, 2013) – Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) on the concluding day of the organization’s 94th annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Hart County’s Fritz Giesecke as...

Across Kentucky – September 3, 2013

The CPC Commodities Fall Field Day is this Thursday in Fountain Run at the corners of Allen, Monroe, and Barren Counties. CPC president, Ivan Pedigo, is featured discussing program plans and covering a little about how forty years ago a family farm there, installed a feed mill and has since grown into an...

Top prep kitchen stars will go to the (place) mat at the first Farm to School Junior Chef Cook Off

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The new state high school competition doesn’t involve balls and nets, but pots and pans. The players won’t be shooting three-pointers or running for the goal line, but they’ll be chopping and dicing their way to glory. The first Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Cook Off will take...

During June dairy month, Comer celebrates a dairy industry that changes with the times

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s dairy farmers and processors provide dairy products that supply calcium, protein, vitamins, and minerals. But many do even more, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said as he commemorated June Dairy Month in Kentucky. “Kentucky’s dairy farms have adapted to keep going in...

Across Kentucky – September 26, 2012

  A report on the latest plan to install a Mesonet weather station in Barren County. Kentucky’s State Climatologist, Dr. Stuart Foster, at Western Kentucky University’s Research Foundation, says the system, now with 66 stations statewide, provides high quality, near-real time weather data on a...

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