Across Kentucky – November 25, 2015

A report with Marine veteran, part-time Jefferson County pepper farmer, Kris Wissing, whose Paradise Jelly will soon be on the shelves of dozens of Kentucky Kroger stores. Wissing says the Ky Ag Department’s Homegrown By Heroes program helped him make that marketing connection and he encourages other...

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...

Across Kentucky – December 10, 2014

A feature report on a 10-acre truck farm not only surviving in Jefferson County but which was recently named 2014 Agribusiness of the Year by the Ag Industry Network. George Gagel produces a variety of edible crops from kale and tomatoes to his trademarked, “Limestone Bibb” lettuce but he says it’s...

Darleen Horton receives Excellence in Ag Literacy Award

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2014) – Darleen Horton, a teacher at Cane Run Elementary School in Jefferson County, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2014 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award. The announcement was made at the organization’s 95th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in...

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”...

Across Kentucky – September 30, 2014

The partnership between Kentucky Farmers and the citizens of Louisville and Jefferson County is contininuing to grow.  Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fisher says the access to locally grown food is continuing to increase. http://kyfbnewsroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Across-KY-Program-9-30.mp3Podcast:...

Across Kentucky – April 24, 2014

The spring growing season got a late start because of snow and cold temperatures from this past winter, but it looks like the Kentucky-grown crop of mint, to be used in the mint juleps for the spring meet at Churchill Downs, will be right on time. Jefferson County mint farmer says the crop will be a little...

Across Kentucky – March 31, 2014

A follow-up report on a Kentucky based food processing company that is seeking to contract with more farmers for more acreage of a variety of produce crops. Doug Scott, Operations Manager, for the Sustainable Food Alliance with Boone and Jefferson County locations, says they’ve made tremendous inroads into...

Risk of water damage around the home returns as springtime storm season approaches

Louisville, KY (March 17, 2014) – Old Man Winter has had a long, successful run through the state this year, even giving Kentucky one last icy blast over the weekend, but the signs of spring are finally beginning to emerge. As that seasonal warming trend starts to settle into the region, strong storms and...

Across Kentucky – September 19, 2013

From row crop production to retailing produce at a roadside market; making a living in agriculture takes all kinds of shapes. Feldhaus visits with a Jefferson County vegetable producer trying her luck with ‘community supported agriculture,’ where she contracts with consumers for shares of her farm’s...

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