Across Kentucky – March 2, 2016

A report on Harlan County’s recent efforts to work with the local school board in getting a Vocational Education teacher back in the school system, with one goal to re-start a local FFA chapter. Local farm bureau president, Don Miniard, says a coalition of local groups came together for the effort, which...

Across Kentucky – December 28, 2015

It’s been a strong year in Kentucky 4-H activities according to Keith Rogers, Executive Director of the state’s 4-H foundation. Approximately 250,000 youngsters got involved one 4-H program or another, and he says, that’s about 33% of the 9-19 year olds in Kentucky that are eligible to participate. He...

Across Kentucky – October 26, 2015

Some 60,000 FFA members and guests will be swarming Louisville this week as the ag-based youth leadership group hosts its national convention this Wednesday through Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Ky FFA Executive Director, Matt Chaliff, says the gathering has a special significance for Kentucky...

Across Kentucky – September 25, 2015

A young Hart County cattle producer and UK Ag Education major will be in Denver this weekend competing in the national beef ambassadors’ competition. Feldhaus visits with Julia Scott who’s been working with the Ky Cattlemen’s Association in direct consumer education efforts this summer. Scott is...

National FFA Organization Honors Kentucky Farm Bureau Executive Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015/National FFA Organization) – David Beck, executive vice president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau, has been awarded the VIP Citation by the National FFA Organization, recognizing his significant contributions and dedication to FFA and agricultural education. Beck has...

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...

UKAg diversity director recognized as a Game Changer

By Aimee Nielson LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 17, 2015) – University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment assistant dean and director of the Office of Diversity, Quentin Tyler, was recently named a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine. The human resources publication annually gives the Game...

Sales Records Smashed at 2015 Beef Expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Winter Storm Thor was no match for enthusiastic buyers who shattered records at the 29th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo March 6-8 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Sales totaled $1.39 million, breaking last year’s record of $1.14 million and crossing the $1 million barrier for...

Across Kentucky – February 20, 2015

From Pike County to Graves, some 38 Kentucky high schools have developed “Junior Chef” teams for a statewide competition culminating at the Ky State Fair. Tina Garland, program coordinator with the Ky Department of Agriculture, says teams use locally grown food ingredients to develop recipes, many of...

Across Kentucky – January 16, 2015

It’s been a tremendous year for Kentucky 4-H with over 238,000 young people across the state taking part in that organization. Keith Rogers, Executive Director of the Ky 4-H Foundation says that figure means over 30% of youth, kindergarten age through 19 years old, are taking part in this...

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