Across Kentucky – December 29, 2015

With Kentucky produce sales projections set to reach a record $40-$46 million for 2015, many of those producers involved in some form or fashion of that business will be on hand for next week’s Ky Fruit and Vegetable Conference at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. UK extension fruit and vegetable...

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...

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 – 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 – March 18, 2015

Kentucky’s rough winter, especially harsh temperatures, have taken a toll on some of the potential of the state’s fruit crops. Extension horticulturist, John Strang, takes a look at damage to peaches among several crops. As the growing season rolls around, he recommends consumer call ahead to their...

Conway, Comer, Grimes encourage Kentuckians to help solve hunger

Frankfort, KY (February 5, 2015) – Attorney General Jack Conway, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and several state lawmakers spent the morning at the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday rallying Kentuckians to join the fight against hunger. According to the USDA,...

Halcomb’s Knob is more than a B&B

Traveling down Ky. 954 in Garrard County is best done at a Sunday-driver’s pace. Passing through the tiny town of Cartersville, a sign says “congested area,” referring to several pick-up trucks pulling in and out of Cartersville Grocery store, presumably getting gas from the old-time working pumps or a...

Across Kentucky – March 31, 2014

A follow-up report on a Kentucky based food processing company that is seeking to contract with more farmers for more acreage of a variety of produce crops. Doug Scott, Operations Manager, for the Sustainable Food Alliance with Boone and Jefferson County locations, says they’ve made tremendous inroads into...

Across Kentucky – February 5, 2014

A Lexington based ag entrepreneur, Kimmey Bohannon, owner of The Weekly Juicery, is doing well for herself; in fact, the business is expanding its processing and handling facilities in Lexington, and has a new retail outlet ready to open this spring in Louisville. It’s a niche market for sure but Bohannon...

No bypassing their produce . . . quality and location are good combo for D&F Farms

D&F Farms has developed a loyal following over the course of more than 20 years of selling homegrown produce on the outskirts of Somerset.  So much so, in fact, that production has steadily swelled to where partners Dwight Faulkner and Lloyd Derossett raised 30 acres this season. One factor in this...

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