Across Kentucky – March 16, 2016

The Ky Ag Department is coordinating a specialty crop grant program funded by USDA, to expand demand for specialty crops. KDA’s Josh Lindau says producers and various entities can qualify for up to $50,000. The application period is now open through June 1, and preference is given to projects with...

Across Kentucky – February 19, 2016

Winter time is one of the best seasons of the year for anyone interested in looking into bee and honey production. Ky Ag Department, State Apiarist, Tammy Horn recommends a full year of exploration before spending a nickel on beekeeping equipment. She also discusses a pollinator protection plan forum...

Across Kentucky – February 17, 2016

Kentucky has one of the nation’s most unique hay testing programs available to livestock farmers to provide forage analysis to help producers better utilize the nutrition of forages with their livestock. The Ky Ag Department’s Kim Field likens the analysis to human use of nutrition labeling on cereal...

Commissioner Quarles names Tim Hughes deputy executive director of KDA’s marketing office

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced that Tim Hughes of Frankfort will serve as deputy executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion. “As our leadership team continues to come together, we...

Chefs in Schools Collaborative will help schools serve fresh local foods to Kentucky students

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Schools in eight Kentucky counties will receive face-to-face instruction from chefs to help them serve fresh local foods to their students under two pilot projects led by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program in partnership with the Community Farm Alliance and...

Across Kentucky – December 9, 2015

Kentucky has earned some $300,000 in USDA specialty crop grants to boost economic opportunities for farmers. The Ky Ag Department’s coordinator, Josh Lindau, says those grants were distributed among eight applicants for a variety of projects that will open more doors for more producers through specialty...

Kentucky’s Best Wines are Recognized at Kentucky Commonwealth Wine Gala

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wineries from Burkesville, Frankfort, and Paducah received Commissioner’s Cup honors at the Celebration of Kentucky Wines gala Saturday at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville honoring the top wines in the third annual Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition. Up the Creek Winery...

Agriculture commissioner’s “Measure the Candidates” forum focuses on state and national issues

Louisville, KY (October 6, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met today with agriculture commissioner candidates Ryan Quarles and Jean-Marie Lawson Spann to discuss their positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry. In sharing their vision for the future of the...

Kentucky Farm Bureau to host “Measure the Candidates” forum for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture

Louisville, KY (September 23, 2015) – The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors will host the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture candidates Jean-Marie Lawson Spann (D) and Ryan Quarles (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Tuesday, October 6, in Louisville. The event – held at the KFB...

Farm to Campus gives students a taste of Kentucky

By: Ray Bowman Amanda Langlitz grew up on a 300-acre farm in New York where her family raised produce. Now she is the General Manager of food services at Transylvania University where she works closely with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus program to help Transy students connect to...

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