Across Kentucky – August 17, 2015

The Kentucky State Fair opens this Thursday with attractions ranging from performing pigs to an educational display on the Magna Carta upon which our rule of law is based. State fair vice president for communications, Amanda Storment, discusses other attractions and money saving deals for midway rides and...

KDA marketing chief tells panel Kentucky Proud members benefit from program improvements

Frankfort, Ky. – New program launches, alterations to existing programs, and a stronger emphasis on farm impact are paying off for Kentucky Proud members, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Kristen Branscum told a legislative panel on Wednesday. “Everything we do at Kentucky Proud, we want to...

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 – October 17, 2013

In July the state ag department announced a major Kentucky Proud partnership between Prairie Farms Dairy in Somerset to supply Walmart with the new Udderly Kentucky brand of 100%, all Kentucky milk. This month Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Shoppes have announced they too will buy the Udderly Kentucky brand,...

Comer unveils project that will offer all-Kentucky milk to Kentucky consumers

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer today officially unveiled “Udderly Kentucky” milk, a new Kentucky Proud brand launched today in 32 Walmart stores in central and south-central Kentucky. “Udderly Kentucky” milk is 100% sourced from Kentucky dairy farms and 100% processed in...

Family-owned meat processor makes a mark

If you do your food shopping at Kroger or WalMart, you may have come across products made by a company located in rural Union County in West Kentucky. You had no way of knowing that —  unless you carefully checked the label’s small print. Jim David Meats and the affiliated Little Kentucky Smokehouse...