Across Kentucky – August 20, 2015

It doesn’t get a lot of play in the press but the Ky Ag Finance Corporation’s loan programs are becoming more popular with existing lenders, allowing them to spread risk when help beginning farmers get into or improve their businesses. KAFC’s Bill McCloskey explains that while this is only a loan...

Across Kentucky – August 18, 2015

The community of Pleasurville, in Henry and Shelby Counties, is trying to revitalize its economic activities on Main Street and has taken a major step in opening a new “indoor farmers market” that operates along side some other shops.  Community leader, Cheryl Clark, explains how they developed the...

Across Kentucky – August 12, 2015

A feature report with the Ky Ag Department’s Executive Director of Marketing with special focus on the Kentucky Proud program.  Kristen Branscum testified before the General Assembly’s Ag Oversight Committee about the return on investment of tobacco settlement dollars to boost farm...

Across Kentucky – August 11, 2015

Taking more of the risk out of farm loans; that’s what the Ky Ag Finance Corporation is doing for existing lenders with their customers across the state.  KAFC, Executive Director, Bill McCloskey talks about their most recent round of program funding for beginning farmer loans and for their ag...

Across Kentucky – August 7, 2015

Kentucky is the largest cattle state east of the Mississippi River, utilizing its rich forage base for hay and pasture to support its substantial cow/calf operations.  UK forage specialist Ray Smith talks about an upcoming “advanced grazing school” (Aug 17) to explore the introduction of warm season...

Living large: Freddy Farm Bureau returns for 58th trip to the Kentucky State Fair

Louisville, KY (August 6, 2015) – A trip to the Kentucky State Fair is simply considered incomplete without taking time to visit everybody’s larger-than-life, denim-clad friend, Freddy Farm Bureau. He returns to his favorite people-watching spot on the front porch of Freedom Hall, sitting tall on his...

UKAg research hopes to create more environmentally friendly lawns

By Katie Pratt Lexington, Ky., (Aug. 4, 2015) –Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are looking for ways for home lawns to give Mother Nature a helping hand. Gregg Munshaw, UK turf extension specialist, and Dan Potter, UK entomology professor, are studying...

Applicants sought for $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant

Louisville, KY (August 4, 2015) – As August ushers in the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is simultaneously searching for the next recipient of its $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant. The grant, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting in December, was...

Across Kentucky – August 3, 2015

A report on the community of Livingston, Kentucky which is the state’s first municipality to go “Kentucky Proud.” Livingston Mayor, Jason Medley says, at its heart, the effort is an economic development plan to use gardening, a municipal-based canning program, and Kentucky Proud marketing to boost...

Across Kentucky – July 31, 2015

The annual Kentucky Land Owner Short Courses are coming up soon, Aug 15 in Woodford County, Aug 29 in Christian County, and then September 26 in Morehead.  Feldhaus visits with UK forester Billy Thomas who says some 500 land owners have gone through the training which helps them assess and manage their land...

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