Across Kentucky – August 13, 2015

For Metcalfe County youth involved in the county’s 4-H country ham program, a recent ag development grant of about $3,800 made the difference. Local extension agent Amy Branstetter says the local program teaches the kids about leadership and other life skills.  Branstetter is hopeful their county will...

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...

Across Kentucky – March 17, 2014

 “Managing Poo, Begins with You,” is the catchy lead on a recent news release about a series of dairy farmer meetings focused on the environment and the states’ ag water quality program. Terri Atkins, with the Ky Dairy Development Council comments on upcoming meetings in Christian, Warren, Metcalfe...

Prevention key to managing blueberry root rot

LEXINGTON, Ky., (May 30, 2013) –Fruit growers are often attracted to blueberry production because the plants have few disease problems. However one disease, Phytophthora root rot, can completely decimate blueberry plants. This spring, agents and specialists with the UK Cooperative Extension Service have...

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...

More than $2.2 million in Agricultural Development Funds Awarded: Agricultural Development Board invests in 23 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2012) – The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, today approved $2,251,164 in 23 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its September board meeting. State and regional investments included: $33,255...