Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 17 • September 15, 2014
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer believes the second annual crop of Kentucky’s Local Food Heroes are just as their name implies – heroes.
Family-friendly fun on a Kentucky farm is right around the corner no matter where you live in the Commonwealth, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said as he encouraged all Kentuckians to celebrate September Agritourism Month.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urges Kentuckians to enjoy Kentucky Proud honey as part of a healthy diet during National Honey Month.
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto — flanked by state and corporate leaders as well as Kentucky farmers — announced a $5 million public-private partnership designed to elevate and promote a vibrant, healthy, sustainable food economy in Kentucky.
KFB is calling for applicants in this new competition now through Oct. 1.
Exploring everything from festivals to the FFA and bowling ball manufacturers to local bed and breakfasts, Season 11 of Bluegrass & Backroads will offer its viewers a look at many of Kentucky’s unique cultural and agricultural aspects.
Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to create and submit short essays and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.
With fall just around the corner, the Kentucky Division of Forestry is encouraging Kentuckians to plan their tree-planting activities now by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry.
- KVMA meeting/Mid-America Veterinary Conference
- Mountain Ag Week
- Southeast Quality Milk Initiative meeting
- UK Beef Bash
- Appalachia Proud Field Day
- CSX Small Grants Program for Transporting Healthy Food (application due Oct. 1)
- Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show
- Artisan/Farmstead Cheesemaker Food Safety Workshop
- Food Entrepreneurship for Economic Development Conference
Kentucky Farm Fact
Kentucky has hundreds of family-friendly farm destinations that are affordable and ideally located for a day trip or an overnight stay. Go to www.kentuckyfarmsarefun.com to find one near you.