Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 2 • January 16, 2014
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer asks you to add one more resolution to your New Year's list: Make a commitment to support your local food economy and the Kentucky farm families that supply it by spending at least 10 percent of your food purchases this year on Kentucky Proud products.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer encouraged Kentucky taxpayers to donate a portion of their income tax refund to the Kentucky Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund in a rally Jan. 14 at the Capitol in Frankfort. See photos from the rally on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.
The Weekly Juicery makes cold-pressed juices, wheatgrass shots, and specialty smoothies. It sells subscriptions to have blends of juices delivered to the subscribers’ homes or offices.
Mercer County’s Linda McClanahan took home the Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award. Shelby County’s Shane and Mary Courtney were runners-up in the Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award competition.
Four of the eight honorees were from the fifth and final Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team.
Kentucky’s 2013 crop production was up from 2012 levels for corn, soybeans and hay, while lower for tobacco.
- Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Convention and Trade Show
- Council for Burley Tobacco annual meeting
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leadership Conference
- Community Farm Alliance annual meeting
- 2014 Ag Expo
- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference
- Growing Farm Profits
- Allen County Beekeeping School
- UK Equine Showcase and Kentucky Breeders' Short Course
- Southeastern Kentucky Beekeeping School
- National Farm Machinery Show
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
- MarketReady training
Kentucky Farm Fact
One in six Kentuckians - including one in four children - is food insecure, according to the Kentucky Association of Food Banks.