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...

Kentucky Farm Bureau Reports – June 2015

  On this edition we visit a dairy farm to celebrate June as National Dairy...

Across Kentucky – April 27, 2015

A feature story on an effort to assist farmers in putting the latest “hand held” technology to work in their fields. Feldhaus visits with Curtis Dame, Hopkins County Extension Agent, who’s been working with area farmers on accessing the latest “apps” that they can utilize to do ‘real time’...

Butler County Farm Bureau honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2014 “Top County”

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Recognized for its outstanding programming and for having a positive impact on both the community and its membership, Butler County Farm Bureau was honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “Top County” in 2014. This is the second year in a row that Butler County won...

Across Kentucky – July 24, 2014

From automatic steering control to GPS-assisted fertilizer applications, precision technologies can help farmers protect the environment and get more bang for the buck in utilization of farm inputs. Hopkins County native, Dr. Joe Luck at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is featured speaker at an upcoming...

Across Kentucky – April 2, 2014

A report on an effort in Hopkins County where local extension and corrections agency leadership are using horticulture training with jail inmates to teach production skills and responsibility. Since that initial program, an additional culinary program has been introduced to further expand inmates’ skill...

Across Kentucky – March 13, 2014

It’s just about time for consumers and CSA’s to get together and work out their arrangements for the coming crop year. Community Supported Agriculture matches consumer with produce farmers where families pre-pay for a weekly basket of fresh produce right out of the field. Hopkins County extension agent...

“Grow” masters . . . Brumfield Farms thrives on diverse production

Hopkins County farmer Shawn Brumfield expresses a bit of amazement when reflecting on the family farm operation. “We’re so diversified . . .you’d think no one would be so crazy to do what we do,” he said matter-of-factly. Throw in a herd of cattle or a couple broiler houses and it truly would be...

Brumfield Farms thrives on diverse production

Hopkins County farmer Shawn Brumfield expresses a bit of amazement when reflecting on the family farm operation. “We’re so diversified . . .you’d think no one would be so crazy to do what we do,” he said matter-of-factly. Throw in a herd of cattle or a couple broiler houses and it truly would be...

Across Kentucky – July 12, 2013

The CSA program for “community supported agriculture’ projects are typically more popular in more urban areas, but it turns out that Madisonville in Hopkins County has three of its own CSA’s in operation. Local extension agent for horticulture, Andy Rideout, talks about why they’re so popular in his...

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