Across Kentucky – March 24, 2016

Four ‘beginning farmer loan’ approvals were just recently announced by the Ky Ag Finance Corporation, assisting young people in Breckinridge, Green, McLean, and Taylor Counties. KAFC director, Bill McCloskey talks about how this lower cost revenue source, funded by the tobacco settlement, can help...

Across Kentucky – March 14, 2016

A report on National Ag Literacy activities underway in the state this week, featuring retired teacher and current McLean County Farm Bureau leader, Judy Hayden. Local volunteers there will be going to the classroom to read the national ag book of the year, “First Peas To The...

Across Kentucky – March 7, 2016

A feature story on one man’s trash being another man’s treasure; in this case, chicken manure. McLean County extension agent Carrie Hicks discusses the movement in their region utilizing chicken manure as a replacement or supplement for commercial fertilizers for grain farmers. A “Scoop the Poop”...

Ninety-Six high school students to attend KFB’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

Louisville, KY (June 4, 2015) – Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 96 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues. These students, from 62 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 30th annual Institute for Future...

Elections held during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 94th annual meeting

Louisville, KY (December 7, 2013) – Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) on the concluding day of the organization’s 94th annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Hart County’s Fritz Giesecke as...

Across Kentucky – September 4, 2013

A story on the Ohio River Lock Tour coming up this Friday. Featured are comments from McLean County’s Gerry Hayden on the Ky Soybean Board, Ray Allen Mackey of Hardin County, President of the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, and Corn Grower staffer, Adam Andrews as they discuss the critical nature of...

More than $500,000 invested in 22 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2013) – Today the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, approved $505,344 for 22 county agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its February board meeting at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension...

Nearly $2 million in Agricultural Development Funds Awarded

SLADE, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2012) – The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, today approved $1,947,966 in 38 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its October board meeting at Natural Bridge State Park. State and regional investments...