Across Kentucky – August 17, 2015

The Kentucky State Fair opens this Thursday with attractions ranging from performing pigs to an educational display on the Magna Carta upon which our rule of law is based. State fair vice president for communications, Amanda Storment, discusses other attractions and money saving deals for midway rides and...

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...

Commissioner Comer honors Kentucky Farmers’ Markets

Frankfort, Ky. – Kentucky’s farmers’ markets always show their appreciation to their customers, but next week they’ll kick it up a notch. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has proclaimed Aug. 2-8 Farmers’ Market Week in Kentucky. “Farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh fruits and vegetables,...

Vote for your Local Food Hero through Aug. 5

Frankfort, Ky. — Kentuckians are invited to select their favorite farmers in online voting for the 2015 Local Food Heroes through Aug. 5. The Local Food Heroes awards are a partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Seed Capital KY, and Louisville Metro Government and are sponsored by Farm...

Across Kentucky – June 29, 2015

The Farms to Food Banks program to get “not-quite-ready-for-prime-time produce” out of the fields and into the hands of Kentucky’s hungry is continuing to expand. Tamara Sandberg, Executive Director of the Ky Association of Food Banks explains the program and how the average citizen can pitch in to...

Across Kentucky – June 26, 2015

The nomination period for Kentucky communities is now underway to nominate local volunteers to serve on the FSA county committees. Ky FSA executive officer, Bob Finch, explains the committees’ important role in determining farmer eligibility in various USDA farm programs. The nomination process closes on...

Kentucky restricts sales and movement of birds as proactive response to avian flu outbreak

Frankfort, Ky. – State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has enacted restrictions on bird sales and movement in Kentucky to protect Kentucky’s poultry industry and bird population from the current avian influenza outbreak. “We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Stout said....

Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Bluegrass & Backroads nominated for five Emmy® Awards

Louisville, KY (June 8, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Bluegrass & Backroads, a 30-minute television program that explores agricultural, cultural, historical and artistic stories unique to the state, has been nominated for five Emmy® Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences...