Commissioner Quarles names Tim Hughes deputy executive director of KDA’s marketing office

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced that Tim Hughes of Frankfort will serve as deputy executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion. “As our leadership team continues to come together, we...

Farm to Campus gives students a taste of Kentucky

By: Ray Bowman Amanda Langlitz grew up on a 300-acre farm in New York where her family raised produce. Now she is the General Manager of food services at Transylvania University where she works closely with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus program to help Transy students connect to...

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...

Across Kentucky – April 1, 2015

Western Kentucky University has become the 10th institution of higher learning in the state to join the Ky Ag Department’s, Farm to Campus Program, which helps universities in their efforts to procure and serve more Ky Proud products in their food serving lines and campus stores. WKU’s Sustainability...

Darleen Horton receives Excellence in Ag Literacy Award

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2014) – Darleen Horton, a teacher at Cane Run Elementary School in Jefferson County, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2014 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award. The announcement was made at the organization’s 95th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in...

Dr. Garry Lacefield receives 2014 Farm Public Relations Award

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Dr. Garry Lacefield, a forage extension specialist and professor of plant and soil sciences for the University of Kentucky, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 29th annual Farm Public Relations Award. He was recognized on December 4 during the general session of...

Kentucky FFA Members Excel at National FFA Convention

Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 87th Annual National FFA Convention, which was held October 29- November 1 in Louisville. An all-time record of 64,409 FFA members from across the United States attended the Convention, which is the largest youth organization gathering in the United States. Ruth Ann...

It’s National FFA Week!

When an even numbered year rolls around that can only mean one thing, The Olympic Games.  This event dates back to the eight century in Olympia, Greece.  The Olympics are a time for athletes with diverse backgrounds to gather in one location, competing against the best in the world. Starting off as an...

Marcia Atherton receives 2014 Women’s Educational Grant

Louisville, KY (December 7, 2013) – Marcia Atherton, of Utica, Kentucky is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2014 Women’s Educational Grant. The announcement was made at the organization’s 94th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The $1,500 Women’s Educational...

Leslie Meredith receives Excellence in Ag Literacy Award

Louisville, KY (December 7, 2013) – Leslie Meredith, a seventh grade teacher at West Hardin Middle School in Hardin County, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2013 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award. The announcement was made at the organization’s 94th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel...

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