Across Kentucky – September 2, 2015

An update report on how the regional ag schools are doing across the state. If Murray State is any indication, they’re going strong and their graduates have excellent records in finding employment after degree work is done. MSU’S Hutson School of Agriculture dean, Dr. Tony Brannon, discusses their new...

Applicants sought for $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant

Louisville, KY (August 4, 2015) – As August ushers in the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is simultaneously searching for the next recipient of its $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant. The grant, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting in December, was...

Across Kentucky – May 29, 2015

Kentucky is one of three states selected to participate in a new federal mini-grant program aimed at assisting school systems in getting more locally grown produce onto their cafeteria lines. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Tina Garland, says somewhere between 30 and 50 of these $5,000...

Kentucky Schools Encouraged to Apply For $5,000 Farm-to-School Mini-Grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The National Farm to School Network is accepting applications from eligible schools or school districts in Kentucky for $5,000 mini-grants to help jump start new farm-to-school activities or ramp up existing programs. “I encourage Kentucky schools to apply for these mini-grants to enable...

Across Kentucky – March 16, 2015

In conjunction with National Ag Day being celebrated Mar 18, this week is also recognized as Ag Literacy Week. Across the state, many county farm bureaus are working with schools doing in-class, ag literacy readings, and some are also making contributions of ag related books to school libraries. Feldhaus...

Across Kentucky – March 10, 2015

Knott County is the site for an upcoming “market ready” regional training meeting, Mar 23, to help farmers make that first step in direct sales with restaurants, wholesalers, and school systems. UK ag economics associate, Kevin Heidemann, discusses this second of three regional meetings to connect...

Across Kentucky – January 9, 2015

The Harlan County Farm Bureau was recently honored for its efforts in educating local youngsters to recognize the environmental and economic value of good woodland management. The group’s president, Don Miniard, says the county’s 6th graders responded very well to in-school presentations and a forest...

Across Kentucky – May 22, 2014

With winter weather difficulties delaying the end of school for many counties across the state, you’d think the last thing a teacher would be thinking about is a professional improvement workshop in June. But says a multi-year veteran of the Farm Bureau’s Summer Teachers’ Workshops, these regional...

Across Kentucky – April 25, 2014

After a snow-extended school year for teachers and students across the state, you wouldn’t think teachers would be interested in a summer time, professional development workshop. But officials hosting a long-running teacher seminar for June, say hundreds are expected as planners demonstrate hands-on...

Across Kentucky – June 26, 2013

Feldhaus provides this final report in the June Dairy Month series with the Southeast Dairy Association’s Kathy Belcher discussing the success they’ve had in industry promotion of dairy-based products. She says they’re also trying to assist schools with promotions and programs to see that more students...