Across Kentucky – August 10, 2015

The first of three woodland owner short courses hosted by UK forestry will get underway this Saturday in Woodford and Franklin Counties. Event coordinator UK’s Billy Thomas says over the years several hundred land owners have taken advantage of the training and feedback about their experiences has been...

Across Kentucky – July 29, 2015

The Kentucky Horse Council in cooperation with the Ky Cattlemen’s Association is hosting its annual “Livestock Investigation Training” session, Aug 5-7, at Morehead State University.  The horse council’s Executive Director, Katy Ross comments on program content and says that, generally, it...

Across Kentucky – May 21, 2015

From rounding up a llama on the loose to dealing with a serious horse trailer accident out on the interstate, the May 30 large animal rescue clinic is geared to help first responders deal with these situations while keeping rescuers safe.  Veterinarian, Dr. Nathan Slovis with Lexington’s Hagyard Equine...

Across Kentucky – May 7, 2015

Over 2,000 visitors are expected at Lexington’s Masterson Station Park as the 6th annual Ky Sheep and Fiber Festival is celebrated May 16 and 17. Event coordinator Sarah Parido says this is a major training event for fiber artisans and a major education event for the general...

Across Kentucky – April 10, 2015

A follow-up report on the appearance of the new state apiarist, Tammy Horn, doing a presentation at the recent Ky IPM annual training school in Princeton. Horn talks about how beekeepers use IPM (integrated pest management) techniques in their work and about how beekeepers and row crop farmers have a lot...

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 – March 4, 2015

The timber products industry in Kentucky takes shape in scattered, out-of-sight locations across the state, but when its economic impact is all totaled up; it accounts for a $12 billion contribution to the state’s general economy. UK’s Jeff Stringer has an update on the “Master Logger” training...

Across Kentucky – January 13, 2015

Beekeepers in recent years have been sustaining over 20% winter losses in their hives. Tammy Horn, State Apiarist with the Ky Department of Agriculture, says that figure is actually an improvement in the trend. Despite the challenges she says interest in beekeeping is growing, and she touts a series of...

Across Kentucky – February 27, 2014

There’s a UK equine career fair schedule for next Tuesday, Mar 4, in Lexington, but equine internship director Elizabeth Labonty explains the event is open to any student from any school. Last year they had many states represented with students making networking contacts with a wide variety of equine...

Across Kentucky – May 2, 2013

Several volunteers in Boone County have completed an extensive course in food safety offered through UK extension. As they complete their training, they’re required to “pay forward” 40 hours to help the community in food safety. Boone County Extension Agent, Diane Mason, says the project is having some...