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...

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...

Livingston becomes first Kentucky Proud town

Livingston, Ky. – The mayor of Livingston sees Kentucky Proud as a way to jump-start his town’s economy. On Tuesday, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined Livingston Mayor Jason Medley to welcome the Rockcastle County community as the first municipality to join the Kentucky Proud program. “Mayor...

Across Kentucky – August 26, 2014

The health and growth of farmers markets in Kentucky has many factors pushing that progress, and one of them is a joint project of extension family and consumer science agents, the state department of agriculture and UK students in the field of dietetics. FCS agent at the Grayson County extension office,...

Celebrate the Food, and the People, of Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Aug. 3-9

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky consumers can buy nutritious local foods and honor the people who produced them at the same time by visiting a farmers’ market during National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 3-9. “At a Kentucky farmers’ market, you can buy the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as meats and...

Across Kentucky – March 14, 2013

A two-year study has begun through work at UK with a USDA grant, to study the potential for new market products through the flash freezing and new frozen product development for Kentucky-grown blueberries. UK Ag Economist, Tim Woods, says consumers are raving about this new locally produced crop, and their...