Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 18 • October 18, 2013
More than 100 exhibitors have signed up for the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show Oct. 26 at the Lexington Center. Also: Kristen Branscum, executive director of the KDA's marketing office, talks about the attractions at the fifth edition of Kentucky's signature food event. (audio)
Asbury University became the
first private institution of higher learning in Kentucky to enter the Kentucky
Proud Farm to Campus Program in a ceremony Oct. 10 in front of the school’s
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Kentucky students can learn about the benefits of local food while competing for prizes in the third annual Farm to School Art Contest. The statewide contest will commemorate Farm to School Week Oct. 20-25.
Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Marketbasket Survey total not only reflects a 2.8 percent increase over the average price reported in the third quarter of 2012, but it may also imply that Kentucky is finally catching up to national retail food price trends.
The season for roadside farm markets is far from over, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) wants to help market owners get next year’s efforts off to a great start – enrollment for the 2014 Certified Roadside Farm Market program is now open.
- UK Dare to Dairy Program
- Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference
- Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show
- Kentucky Aquaculture Association annual meeting and workshop
- Kentucky Gathering/Alltech National Horse Show
- National FFA Convention & Expo
- 2013 GOAP Conference
- Kentucky Women in Agriculture Conference
- North American International Livestock Exposition
- Farmer Veteran Coalition Women Veterans in Agriculture Conference
- 2013 Kentucky Agricultural Summit
- Kentucky Trail Summit
- Kentucky Small, Limited Resource, Minority Farmers Conference
- Homebased processing and microprocessing workshops
- UK early bird crop management meetings
Kentucky Farm Fact
Kentucky schools spent an estimated $460,000 on local foods in the 2012-2013 school year.