Across Kentucky – March 29, 2016

For Kentuckians holding those “farm license plates,” the deadline for their renewal is this Thursday. Renewal time is also perfect for those drivers to make “Ag Tag” donations as their county clerks’ offices. Those donations help fund Kentucky Proud, 4-H, and FFA. Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles and...

Across Kentucky – March 1, 2016

It’s “Ag Tag Time” again in Kentucky. State ag commissioner Ryan Quarles explains the importance of farm vehicle license plate owners in making their “ag tag” donations in March. Through the program operators of vehicles with farm plates can make special donations to help fund 4-H, FFA, and...

Across Kentucky – January 25, 2016

Feldhaus visits with Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles as he discusses his first few weeks in office, some of his long range plans, and some of the actions he’s already put into place at the Ky Ag Department. Quarles is extremely impressed with the success of the department’s Kentucky Proud program,...

Thank you, Kentucky, for four great years.

Nearly four years ago, my staff and I came to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture with a vision to grow the agricultural economy in Kentucky and refocus the Department on its mission to promote Kentucky agriculture and protect Kentucky consumers. As my term as your Commissioner of Agriculture draws to a...

Across Kentucky – November 13, 2015

Feldhaus revisits the impacts of Kroger’s recent announcement that its northern Kentucky stores would be featuring Kentucky Proud products. The Ky Ag Department’s Roger Snell says several incubator agri-businesses have sprung up as a result. Snell feels Ky Proud continues to grow opportunities for more...

Sonny’s BBQ to Serve Kentucky Proud Foods Oct. 22

RICHMOND, Ky. – Sonny’s BBQ in Richmond will serve locally sourced meats on Thursday, Oct. 22, in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University’s Meadowbrook Farm and The Chop Shop of Wolfe County. All pork and ribs Sonny’s serves on Oct 22 will be sourced from Meadowbrook Farm, a 720-acre farm in...

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...

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...

Anderson County Captures 2015 Junior Chef Crown

LOUISVILLE , Ky. – The “Culinary Cats” of Anderson County clawed their way to the 2015 Kentucky Proud Farm to School Junior Chef championship Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Team members Christina Montgomery, Gracie Inabnitt, Mary Grace Bamburger, Abby Coyle, and Ally Hays won the third...

Across Kentucky – August 21, 2015

Feldhaus files a follow-up report on behind-the-scenes training efforts in the Kentucky Proud program designed to make local farmers more comfortable and effective in making commercial connections with retailers like Kroger.  KDA’s Kristin Branscum says that regional food distributors in the state have...

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