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...

First Lady Jane Beshear Announces New Cooking Series Designed for Young Students

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2014) – Today First Lady Jane Beshear and Nancy Cox, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, launched “Plant, Harvest, Eat” – a  cooking demonstration series for elementary and middle school students. “Plant, Harvest, Eat”...

Halcomb’s Knob is more than a B&B

Traveling down Ky. 954 in Garrard County is best done at a Sunday-driver’s pace. Passing through the tiny town of Cartersville, a sign says “congested area,” referring to several pick-up trucks pulling in and out of Cartersville Grocery store, presumably getting gas from the old-time working pumps or a...

Sophistication of Kentucky’s producers, food systems impresses visitors

A small group of Cooperative Extension agents and specialists from around the country visited Lexington recently and left three days later with an appreciation for Central Kentucky’s food system and the farmers who supply it. “I did not expect to come to Lexington and find this very sophisticated,...

“Value-added” applies to sheep at Four Hills Farm

Jim Mansfield decided to practice what he was preaching as a marketing specialist at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He stopped raising cattle on his Mercer County farm and turned to a special breed of sheep to produce branded lamb for retail and wholesale markets. That’s called “value-added”...

More than $2.2 million in Agricultural Development Funds Awarded: Agricultural Development Board invests in 23 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2012) – The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, today approved $2,251,164 in 23 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its September board meeting. State and regional investments included: $33,255...