Across Kentucky – October 21, 2015

While the number of commercial country ham processors has dwindled over the years, Charlie Gatton of Father’s Country Hams in Muhlenberg County sees some bright spots on the horizon for that agri-business. Gatton was this year’s winner of the state fair grand champion country ham award. He discusses...

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 – April 9, 2014

Muhlenberg County is preparing for a new farmers’ market pavilion that will also be used for a honey processing kitchen for beekeepers in the region. Local extension agent, Darryl Simpson, discusses the long road toward their July 1 opening and some of the developments along the...

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 – February 20, 2013

Today is Food Checkout Day as observed across the country by the American, state and county farm bureaus. Feldhaus has a feature on some of the activities to call attention to this event in Muhlenberg County. Local farm bureau leader Mary Kate Kordes is featured and says the effort is a great way to promote...

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...