Across Kentucky – March 8, 2016

As farm license plate holders continue to renew their plates in the month of March, Ky FFA Foundation Executive Director, Sheldon, McKinney, discusses the importance of making additional “ag tag” donations at County Clerk’s Offices. She says that netted about $180,000 for FFA last year shared between...

Kentucky 4-H; a Unique Organization Providing Kentucky Students Unique Opportunities

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With more than a quarter of a million members, there is a one-in-three chance any given Kentucky K-12 student is involved in 4-H through a variety of venues including local clubs, special interest activities, camps or school enrichment programs. The organization has been helping build...

Across Kentucky – August 11, 2015

Taking more of the risk out of farm loans; that’s what the Ky Ag Finance Corporation is doing for existing lenders with their customers across the state.  KAFC, Executive Director, Bill McCloskey talks about their most recent round of program funding for beginning farmer loans and for their ag...

Kentucky producers reminded of nearing deadline to submit nominations for Farm Service Agency County Committees

Lexington, KY- July 31, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 3, 2015, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county...

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...

Across Kentucky – July 23, 2015

The Kentucky Association of Food Banks continues to encourage produce farmers here to look into their Farms to Food Banks program which provides for purchase of “seconds:” crops that are perfectly nutritious but which may not find a market on super market shelves. KAFB Executive Director, Tamara...

USDA accepting more farmland for wildlife habitat in Kentucky

Lexington, KY –July 20, 2015– U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director John W. McCauley  today announced that an additional 1,100 acres of agricultural land in Kentucky is eligible for funding for wildlife habitat restoration. The initiative, known as...

Dispelling “myths” about milk quality

The annual “June Dairy Month” promotion salutes dairy farmers and processors for their work in supplying consumers with quality products. In Kentucky, this relates to just over 700 dairy farms that supply milk to processors like Deans Foods, Winchester Farms (Kroger’s supplier), Flav-O-Rich,...

Regional flavor . . . Market in Bath County showcases local foods and more

By Ray Bowman As you make your way on Interstate 64 between Morehead and Mount Sterling, you are likely to take note of the large, green hoop structure that sits just off exit 123 in Bath County. Before Highway 60 takes you on to Owingsville and Salt Lick, it runs right in front of the Kentucky Market...

Across Kentucky – June 29, 2015

The Farms to Food Banks program to get “not-quite-ready-for-prime-time produce” out of the fields and into the hands of Kentucky’s hungry is continuing to expand. Tamara Sandberg, Executive Director of the Ky Association of Food Banks explains the program and how the average citizen can pitch in to...

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