Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 19 • October 17, 2014
Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Steve Kelly presented awards and scholarships at the Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 11 at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. See pictures from the event on the Division of Show and Fair Promotion's page on Facebook.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant for $302,620.11 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with the University of Kentucky and other organizations and commodity groups to strengthen markets for specialty crops in Kentucky.
Kentucky beekeepers are still getting their yield numbers into the state agriculture department, but state apiarist Tammy Horn feels like this had been a fairly positive season for honey production. (audio)
According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey, the rising cost of beef and pork products at supermarkets across the state led to an overall 3.9 percent jump in retail food prices during the third quarter of the year.
Larry E. King was raised in a family with farming roots. The very land he now farms in McCreary County, Kentucky was purchased by his mother during World War II. He remembers his mother telling him, “If we didn’t raise it, we didn’t have it.”
They are Zack and Tiffany Ison of Mercer County, Chris and Rebekah Pierce of Pulaski County, and Dustin and Tammy White of Union County.
Lora Lee Frazier Howard has been empowering Kentuckians to lead fuller, healthier lives since 1981 as a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Clay County.
The Burley Co-op completed its annual director election and directors were sworn into service at the organizational Board Meeting on Oct. 8.
- American Farmland Trust Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference
- Artisan/Farmstead Cheesemaker Food Safety Workshop
- Kentucky Grazing Conference
- Food Entrepreneurship for Economic Development Conference
- Sheep and Goat Producer Conference
- National Horse Show
- Kentucky Women in Agriculture Conference
- Kentucky State Beekeepers Association fall meeting
- North American International Livestock Exposition
- Kentucky Small, Limited Resource, Minority Farmers Conference
Kentucky Farm Fact
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