Across Kentucky – March 7, 2016

A feature story on one man’s trash being another man’s treasure; in this case, chicken manure. McLean County extension agent Carrie Hicks discusses the movement in their region utilizing chicken manure as a replacement or supplement for commercial fertilizers for grain farmers. A “Scoop the Poop”...

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...

Cody Lee Burke and Lilly Robertson win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Cody Lee Burke of Fleming County, and Lilly Robertson of Logan County were awarded top honors in the 2014 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest. Both winners were recognized during the December 4 general session of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 95th annual meeting, held...

Across Kentucky – December 4, 2014

Getting a jump on 2015 grain crop preparation is the goal of three Early Bird Meetings hosted by UK in Henderson, Graves, and Hardin Counties early next week. Specialists will discuss lower grain prices, tighter profit margins, and drought and herbicide resistant weed problems among other topics, Dec...

Across Kentucky – October 11, 2013

Extension agents in Davies and Henderson Counties worked with summer interns this season to gather data on pivot irrigation systems. Daviess County agent, Clint Hardy, says installation of these systems is growing in their counties and around the state, but up to this point solid data for informed management...

Just Piddlin Farm provides family fun

Chip Willingham might be just piddlin around with the roadside farm market that he and his family operate in Simpson County, but that doesn’t mean he has a casual approach to it.  To the contrary, he’s quite devoted to providing a quality experience for families. “Our focus is on the family,” he...

Ninety-four high school students to attend Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders

Louisville, KY (June 5, 2013) – Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but that doesn’t mean Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) emphasis on education is slowing down. Ninety-four high school juniors from 60 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend KFB’s 28th annual...

Ruby Moon is a jewel among farm wineries

A steady stream of farm wineries emerged  in Kentucky over the past 20 years;  today there are more than 50 scattered across dozens of counties.  One of the more unlikely spots sits in row crop country just south of Henderson in west Kentucky.  That’s where Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery has found a...

More than $500,000 invested in 22 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2013) – Today the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, approved $505,344 for 22 county agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its February board meeting at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension...

Across Kentucky – November 21, 2012

Community farmers markets have been growing in number across the state. Feldhaus reports on a new expansion planned for the Henderson County farmers market. Local extension agent Jeff Porter says the community is excited about the new facilities being planned at their local...

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