Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 20 • November 18, 2013
The amount represents proceeds from the auction of equipment from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s former motor fuel and pesticide testing laboratory. Commissioner Comer closed the lab earlier this year after finding that it was hemorrhaging some $900,000 per year.
Growing Warriors recently signed a contract with The Weekly Juicery to supply half of the produce for the Lexington fresh juice bar.
Matt Chaliff, Executive Secretary of the Ky Association FFA runs down the national awards and honors earned by chapters and individuals from across the state. (audio)
“I’ve been working on raising chickens since I was 6 years old, and since then, it has really grown into a successful enterprise,” said Chelsey Schlosnagle of Shelby County, the National FFA American Star in Agribusiness.
“Many people today find themselves two, three or even four generations separated from life on the farm,” said KFB President Mark Haney, “but it is important for everyone to have a solid understanding of how their food gets from the farm to the table."
- North American International Livestock Exposition
- Kentucky Small, Limited Resource, Minority Farmers Conference
- Homebased microprocessor workshops
- The Spirit of the Horse
- Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar
- Better Process Control School
- CFA Annual Membership Meeting
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation 94th Annual Meeting
Kentucky Farm Fact
Kentucky farmers took in a record $5.28 billion in cash receipts in 2012, according to USDA's Economic Research Service.