Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 12 • July 17, 2013
“Udderly Kentucky” milk is 100% sourced from Kentucky dairy farms and 100% processed in Kentucky. In addition, a 7-cent-per-gallon premium will be returned directly to every participating Kentucky dairy farmer.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer cheered passage of legislation to allow university research on industrial hemp. The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Seed Capital Kentucky, in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Louisville Metro Government, has created the first Local Food Hero Award to raise awareness of the farmers responsible for growing the food we eat.
The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in June 2013, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state decreased noticeably during the second quarter of the year.
Al Dilley of Glasgow has been told he is the only person in the state using goats to clear hard-to-mow weeds and brush.
Driving down Nicholasville Road these days, past UK’s campus near the Chandler Medical Center, it’s hard to believe that the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment's research farm was once located there.
Registration for the 2013 GOAP Conference is now open. The conference will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.
Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are hoping they can help increase yields by breaking down a hard layer in the soil called the fragipan.
- Field to Fork Festival
- Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea 10th Anniversary Celebration
- Eastern Kentucky University FFA Field Day
- Floyds Fork public meeting
- Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange
- Livestock Investigation Training I
- ABAK/KyFGA summer meeting
- Woodland Owners Short Course
- Kentucky State Fair
- Kentucky Fall Grazing School
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky dairy producers took in an estimated $220 million from sales of milk in 2012, according to the Kentucky office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.