Across Kentucky – March 31, 2016

Western Kentucky University’s Research Foundation was recently approved by the state ag development board for a $105,000 grant of state funds for software and instrumentation improvements of the Kentucky Mesonet weather monitoring system. Stuart Foster heads up that network and discusses its role here, and...

State ag department assisted the farm community through a month marked by challenges

FRANKFORT (Feb. 16, 2016) — Anytime you start a new job, it can be hectic as you learn the ropes. That certainly is true for a public official, who must get to know her or his staff and hit the ground running – the public’s business doesn’t stop to allow a new office holder to get settled in. But...

Across Kentucky – January 29, 2016

Fruit and vegetable growers always have their eyes on winter weather especially as it may impact the survival of the coming season’s apple and peach crops. Feldhaus visits with orchard operator Don Haney of Pulaski County who says last winter’s harsh temperatures wiped out their entire peach crop, but...

UK students organize coat and blanket drive to help peers

Getting around on the University of Kentucky campus during the winter months can be a chilly experience, especially without proper cold-weather attire. Students in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment want to make sure their peers are prepared. In January, students in GEN 302 will travel to...

Producers have mixed emotions about corn and soybean harvest

It looks like the Kentucky corn harvest may produce record, or very close to state record yields, according to Chad Lee, grain crops specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “We should be close to 170 bushels per acre for the statewide average,” Lee said....

Across Kentucky – September 14, 2015

Early and long-lasting spring rains made this a difficult season for a number of Kentucky crops and Montgomery County sweet sorghum grower Danny Townsend says that crop was no exception. Despite that situation, interest among new growers is expanding and their producer association is doing all it can to...

Kentucky Farm Bureau at the Kentucky State Fair

By: Becky Kinder The 2015 Kentucky State Fair is officially in the books! By all accounts it looks as if this could be a record breaking year; with great activities, concerts and weather. It was a state fair that dreams could be made of. Each year nearly 600,000 people attend the event making it the...

Across Kentucky – September 4, 2015

“Déjà vu all over again,” is the short version of the Farmers’ Almanac winter forecast for Kentucky. Feldhaus visits with almanac editor, Pete Geiger, about the 199th edition of this “guide to better living,” complete with gardening tips, a “must have” for your car’s glove compartment, and...

Kentucky Farm Bureau Reports – May 2015

On this edition we visit a roadside market, the women’s leadership conference and learn more on how to prepare a home for storm season.

Across Kentucky – April 13, 2015

A report on a partnership between Butler County and the Kentucky Climate Center’s Mesonet, to provide the community with real time, local weather data for use by farmers and the general population. Western Kentucky University Mesonet Coordinator, Stuart Foster, talks about the network’s 66th county...

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