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...

January 16, 2014 Legislative Report No. 3 2014 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the eighth legislative day of the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. To date there have been a total of 134 Senate bills and resolutions and 265 House bills and resolutions introduced. On Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee heard testimony from Sean Riley, Chief Deputy Attorney...

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...

Across Kentucky – June 14, 2013

As the downturn in tobacco as a cash crop has led to farmers moving into new fields of economic endeavor, for some typical farmers who previously produced beef and tobacco, moving into the equine sector has been a choice. Feldhaus does a story on a field day next week in Scott County on the farm of a man...

Across Kentucky – May 3, 2013

The Kentucky Ag Department and Churchill Downs management have struck a deal for “Kentucky Proud,” that should be beneficial for both the state’s equine industry and the effort to build that Kentucky brand. State ag commissioner James Comer explains how you might see signs of that arrangement at the...

Jill Stowe named UK Ag Equine Programs director

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jill Stowe has been named director of University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management beginning May 1. Stowe, an associate professor within the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics, follows Ed Squires as the leader of...

Saddle Up Safely passes three-year mark

By Holly Wiemers LEXINGTON, Ky., (Dec. 4, 2012) – Saddle Up Safely, a unique collaboration of University of Kentucky entities as well as equine industry and Lexington community partners, celebrated its third year this past October with a day at Keeneland and a silent auction fundraiser for the program. UK...

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