January 8, 2016 Legislative Report No. 2 – 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the fourth legislative day of this sixty day session. In the first four days of the session there have been a total of 126 Senate bills and resolutions and 236 House bills and resolutions introduced. On January 4, Governor Bevin issued a Road Fund Budget Reduction Order. This was necessary...

Across Kentucky – July 31, 2015

The annual Kentucky Land Owner Short Courses are coming up soon, Aug 15 in Woodford County, Aug 29 in Christian County, and then September 26 in Morehead.  Feldhaus visits with UK forester Billy Thomas who says some 500 land owners have gone through the training which helps them assess and manage their land...

Ninety-Six high school students to attend KFB’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

Louisville, KY (June 4, 2015) – Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 96 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues. These students, from 62 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 30th annual Institute for Future...

Across Kentucky – December 31, 2014

Making farm management decision in the field in real time with the use of a smart phone, GPS, and the internet: UK entomologist, Doug Johnson at their Princeton location, discusses this advancement which will be one of the presentations at the UK Winter Wheat Conference, Jan 6, at the Christian County...

Across Kentucky – March 17, 2014

 “Managing Poo, Begins with You,” is the catchy lead on a recent news release about a series of dairy farmer meetings focused on the environment and the states’ ag water quality program. Terri Atkins, with the Ky Dairy Development Council comments on upcoming meetings in Christian, Warren, Metcalfe...

Presidents Conference . . .

“I realize I’m preaching to the choir,” keynote speaker Bruce Vincent said to participants at the Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference last month. Vincent is a Montana logger who has become an acclaimed motivational speaker as a result of a rugged battle with the federal government over logging...

Across Kentucky – August 12, 2013

A group of Kentucky grain farmers got a “world view” of agriculture and global marketing during a trip this spring to Argentina. Participant, Christian County farmer Joseph Sisk, was quite impressed with the level of sophistication of his South American...

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...

Ninety-four high school students to attend Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders

Louisville, KY (June 5, 2013) – Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but that doesn’t mean Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) emphasis on education is slowing down. Ninety-four high school juniors from 60 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend KFB’s 28th annual...

Brazilian no-till leaders present UK with bust of Shirley Phillips

By Katie Pratt LEXINGTON, Ky., (April 23, 2013) – The late University of Kentucky agronomist Shirley Phillips is known worldwide as one of the fathers of no-till agriculture. To honor him for his impact on Brazilian agriculture, a delegation from the Brazilian Federation of No-Tillage presented the UK...

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