Dispelling “myths” about milk quality

The annual “June Dairy Month” promotion salutes dairy farmers and processors for their work in supplying consumers with quality products. In Kentucky, this relates to just over 700 dairy farms that supply milk to processors like Deans Foods, Winchester Farms (Kroger’s supplier), Flav-O-Rich,...

Across Kentucky – January 18, 2015

Better market prices for dairy farmers have begun to help stabilize the decrease in the number of farms here. Maury Cox, Executive Director of the Ky Dairy Development Council, talks about current trends and two major events next week; the Young Dairy Producers Conference and the KY Dairy Partners meeting,...

Across Kentucky – June 9, 2014

It started in 1937 as an effort to increase consumer demand for milk when the supplies on the farm were typically at their peak each spring. Maury Cox, Executive Director of the Ky Dairy Development Council talks about the history of June Dairy Month and how the event will be celebrated this year, comments...

Comer launches new mobile science units to teach Kentucky kids about agriculture

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky students will use a dazzling array of high-tech instruments to learn about agriculture when the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s two new Mobile Science Activity Centers (MSAC) hit the roads this fall. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer officially launched the new units in...

Ag Policy Executive Director Honored by UK College of Agriculture

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 28, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Roger Thomas, executive director of his Office of Agricultural Policy, has been awarded one of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s most prestigious honors – the 2013 Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Farm...