Across Kentucky – July 29, 2015

The Kentucky Horse Council in cooperation with the Ky Cattlemen’s Association is hosting its annual “Livestock Investigation Training” session, Aug 5-7, at Morehead State University.  The horse council’s Executive Director, Katy Ross comments on program content and says that, generally, it...

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...

March 13, 2015 – Legislative Report No. 8 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

Late Tuesday night the General Assembly adjourned for the ten day veto period and is set to return on Monday, March 23 for the final two days of the 2015 session of the General Assembly. The last two days will be very busy as several conference committees will try to complete their work. These conference...

February 13, 2015 – Legislative Report No. 4 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the thirteenth day of this thirty day session. Today is the last day for new Senate bills to be introduced and next Tuesday, February 17 is the last day for new House bills to be introduced. To date there have been a total of 299 Senate bills and resolutions and 594 House bills and resolutions...

February 6, 2015 – Legislative Report No. 3 – 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

The 2015 General Assembly returned to Frankfort on Tuesday with many pieces of legislation being introduced and the committee process resuming. Today marks the eighth day of this 30-day session. There continues to be discussion regarding the road fund and the loss of revenue. HB 167 was filed and would...

Across Kentucky – February 27, 2014

There’s a UK equine career fair schedule for next Tuesday, Mar 4, in Lexington, but equine internship director Elizabeth Labonty explains the event is open to any student from any school. Last year they had many states represented with students making networking contacts with a wide variety of equine...

Across Kentucky – December 17, 2013

Kentucky’s farm cash receipts for 2013 are being projected at a record level of $6 billion by UK ag economists. At the college’s annual Ag Economic News Conference held during the Ky Farm Bureau annual meeting, specialists said strong performance in the poultry, equine, and beef sectors, and the record...

UKAg Celebrates Land Grant research

LEXINGTON, Ky., (Nov. 19, 2013) – Current issues in land-grant research and recognition of award-winning researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment took center stage at the 2013 Celebration of Land-Grant Research. Hosted by its research office, the college...

Across Kentucky – November 14, 2013

From bull riding to barrel racing, to general education about this unique side of equestrian activities, the new UK rodeo team is getting in the saddle this fall. UK rodeo team advisor, Elizabeth Labonty says the students have pulled it all together with clinics and fund raisers this fall and the team...

Across Kentucky – September 18, 2013

It’s been a few years in the making, but the ‘economic impact’ portion of the Ky Equine Survey has just been released by the Ag Economics Department at UK. Jill Stowe, UK Ag Equine Programs Director discusses the big picture results ($3 billion in impact) of the equine industry state wide, and perhaps...

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