Across Kentucky – July 21, 2015

Next Tuesday’s “twilight tour” (July 28) at the UK Horticulture Research Farm will have something for everyone; for homeowner and commercial grower alike. UK extension horticulture specialist, John Strang, runs down program topics ranging from the urban invasion of stink bugs to the latest in sweet...

Across Kentucky – April 14, 2015

Almost $300,000 in USDA grants is now available in Kentucky for projects to increase the economic impact of “specialty crops” for the state. Josh Lindau, Ky Ag Department horticulture specialist, lays out eligibility requirements for the projects and describes successful efforts in past...

Across Kentucky – March 18, 2015

Kentucky’s rough winter, especially harsh temperatures, have taken a toll on some of the potential of the state’s fruit crops. Extension horticulturist, John Strang, takes a look at damage to peaches among several crops. As the growing season rolls around, he recommends consumer call ahead to their...

Across Kentucky – January 19, 2015

A report on progress for fruit and vegetable growers in expanding markets for their products. Feldhaus visited with Ky Ag Commissioner James Comer following his remarks at the joint annual meetings of several horticulture related...

Across Kentucky – December 29, 2014

Feldhaus visits with UK horticulture extension specialist, John Strang, for a review of the fruit and vegetable season for 2014 and a preview of the 2015 Ky Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Lexington, Jan 5-6. Strang also talks about the debut of drones being used for roadside markets to feature web site...

Kentucky Department of Agriculture awarded more than $300,000 for specialty crop projects

Frankfort, KY (October 6, 2014) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant for $302,620.11 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with the University of Kentucky and other organizations and commodity groups to strengthen markets for specialty crops in...

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 – August 1, 2013

Feldhaus visits with Kristen Smith who is both a horticulture program assistant with Whitley County extension, and a vendor at the local farmers’ market. They’ve just received an award to purchase a marketing/demonstration mobile unit to prepare samples, on site, for farmers’ market patrons; and that...

Across Kentucky – March 28, 2013

A report on a new greenhouse that’s getting underway for the ag students at Ballad Memorial High School. Local principal Dana Rohrer says the new facility will permit instruction in horticulture related production and in the business arena. This ag development grant should put their new teaching venue on...

Across Kentucky – January 21, 2013

Based on its number of horticultural producers Kentucky is not getting its fair share of federal grant dollars available through a number of programs. The Ky Center for Ag and Rural Development is trying to do something about that. KCARD’s, Aleta Botts, discusses some upcoming grant writing workshops aimed...