Across Kentucky – March 4, 2016

A story on the special seminar on new forage varieties next Tuesday evening on the UK campus, March 8. Extension forage specialist Ray Smith discusses the economic importance to farmers of selecting the best in new varieties that perform well in this region of the country. Smith also explains to non-farmers,...

Across Kentucky – March 3, 2016

A feature report with UK Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Paul Vincelli, who recently spent his sabbatical totally focused on GMO’s and scientific research available on their use and safety in modern society. This will be the first in a series of four reports on what GMO’s are and how they’re being...

Across Kentucky – January 28, 2016

A special report with the unofficial “sweet potato queen of Kentucky,” Morgan County extension agent, Sarah Fannin. For about five years now she’s been involved in a project to explore sweet potato production in her region as an alternative to tobacco. It seems to be going well with dozens of growers...

Across Kentucky – January 8, 2016

The Kentucky Forage and Grasslands Council with plenty of help from the UK extension forage staff, will be hosting the 5-state, Heart of America Grazing Conference Jan 25/26 in Lexington. UK forage specialist Ray Smith discusses details of the event and takes time to explain to non-farmers why a healthy...

Across Kentucky – December 24, 2015

The Vols and the Wildcats are not close friends on the hardwood or the gridiron, but UK Forage Specialist, Ray Smith, explains that the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Agriculture will be sharing with UK a portion of a recent USDA grant to develop information and resources for organic dairy...

Across Kentucky – December 22, 2015

A feature report on the Uba Tuba which is not a part of the local high school marching band, but says UK extension researcher, John Strang, a real potential crop for fruit and vegetable growers. The Uba Tuba is a pepper and researchers are trying to expand its growing season and economic potential for...

Across Kentucky – December 7, 2015

A feature report with Lora Lee Howard, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent for Clay County. The national, Joint Council of Extension Professionals, named her 2015 Professional of the Year. Howard talks about their local programs but says success has come only with the help and input from the Clay...

Dr. Kenny Burdine receives 2015 Farm Public Relations Award

Louisville, KY (December 4, 2015) – Dr. Kenny Burdine, an Extension Livestock Economist and Assistant Extension Professor at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 30th annual Farm Public Relations Award. He was...

Three added to HES Hall of Fame

Three women with long, distinguished careers in education are the newest members of the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame. The school is part of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and each year it honors those who have positively impacted their...

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...

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