Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 20 • October 18, 2017
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has opened the application period for Kentuckians wishing to participate in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program in 2018.
Kentucky Proud fruit and vegetable producers and buyers are invited to a meeting Nov. 8 aimed at helping participants make connections that will generate business opportunities.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles released a statement regarding Heaven Hill’s expansion and its partnership with Dare To Care Food Bank.
Autumn provides a great opportunity for Kentuckians to get outside and explore the many agricultural destinations in our state.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined lawmakers and representatives of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers and the Kentucky Hop Growers Alliance on Oct. 13 at Country Boy Brewing in Georgetown.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's David Wayne talks about the success and growth of the Rinse and Return program. (audio)
The Kentucky state Junior Chef competition helped prompt Southeast Child Nutrition state agencies to work with the Food and Nutrition Service's Southeast Regional Office to develop a regional competition.
“Without the Microloan obtained through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), we would not have been able to expand to the operation we have now,” said Aaron Briner, co-owner of Laughing Lab Acres in Henderson County.
The state finalists are Matt and Amanda Gajdzik of Shelby County, Ben and Katie Furnish of Harrison County, and Nicholas and Bethany Hardesty of Meade County.
The Kentucky Soybean Board partnered with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to develop an app to help soybean producers accurately calculate and compare the price offered by elevators
Soybean production for Kentucky is forecast at 103 million bushels, up five percent from the September forecast and up 16 percent from 2016.
This third quarter increase of just .15 percent or $.17 is a minimal rise especially compared to the 1.76 percent drop in prices realized during that first quarter of this year.
- National FFA Convention and Expo
- Going Organic Webinar
- UK Forestry and Wildlife Webinar Series
- Warren County Value-Added Producer Grant workshop
- Clay County Value-Added Producer Grant Workshop
- North American International Livestock Exposition
- Kentucky Women in Agriculture annual conference
- MarketReady Producer Training
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky has more than 500 agritourism destinations, and fall is their peak season for pumpkin patches, corn mazes, trail rides, and much more. Go to kentuckyfarmsarefun.com and find a family-friendly farm activity near you! #KyAg365