Across Kentucky – October 28, 2015

A feature report with Chip Willingham of Just Piddling Farm located at the corner of Simpson, Logan, and Warren Counties. He views his roadside market pumpkin patch and bakery as a community asset. He also shares that it all came to be as an idea from his daughter about ten years ago, and the whole operation...

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 – February 11, 2015

Simpson County farm entrepreneur, Chris Kummer, has worked with UK researchers who’ve developed and patented a seed variety for early flowering chia, an oil seed crop that could hold major potential if worked into Kentucky crop rotations. Kummer talks about the crop’s growing patterns, its high demand...

Just Piddlin Farm provides family fun

Chip Willingham might be just piddlin around with the roadside farm market that he and his family operate in Simpson County, but that doesn’t mean he has a casual approach to it.  To the contrary, he’s quite devoted to providing a quality experience for families. “Our focus is on the family,” he...

A need for seed . . . Simpson County farmer pursuing markets for chia

With the help of a federal grant, Simpson County farmer Chris Kummer is seeking markets for a new crop in Kentucky touted as having vast potential as a healthy food ingredient. Kummer , a former KFB Director and Simpson County FB President with a reputation as a forward thinker, is growing chia,...

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...