Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Proud Connection
Vol. 4 No. 10 • October 10, 2014

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'Pioneer Woman' stars at food show

The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show on Oct. 11 will feature a stellar line-up of culinary seminars, cooking demonstrations and workshops as well as Food Network host Ree Drummond.





Spotz Gelato

Gelato fans will see Spotz in Lexington

In creating Spotz Gelato, Philip Enlow and Beth Richardson combined their love of gelato and their passion for local foods.






Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Murray State joins Farm to Campus Program

Murray State University’s entry into the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program is a milestone in the rich agricultural heritage of the Purchase region, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said in a ceremony Tuesday on the MSU campus.




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Comer urges schools to serve local foods

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer challenged Kentucky schools to provide fresh local foods to their students on Farm Fresh Fridays, a program that will launch in conjunction with Farm to School Month in October.





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KDA awarded $300K for specialty crops

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant for $302,620.11 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with the University of Kentucky and other organizations and commodity groups to strengthen markets for specialty crops in Kentucky.




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Apiarist expects good year for honey

Kentucky beekeepers are still getting their yield numbers into the state agriculture department, but state apiarist Tammy Horn feels like this had been a fairly positive season for honey production. (audio)





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2015 Roadside Market enrollment open

During the 2015 season, KFB proudly celebrates its 20th year of offering the Certified Roadside Farm Market program.






Ed Puterbaugh

Web search pays off for cheese maker

Ed Puterbaugh of Lexington, who lays claim to the status of Kentucky’s senior craft cheese maker, operates Boone Creek Creamery with five employees.






Larry King

Veteran grows family farm 'organically'

Larry E. King was raised in a family with farming roots. The very land he now farms in McCreary County, Kentucky was purchased by his mother during World War II. He remembers his mother telling him, “If we didn’t raise it, we didn’t have it.”