Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 4 • February 19, 2014
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, alongside U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, launched a new Kentucky Proud brand designed to revitalize the Eastern Kentucky economy through agriculture in an event Feb. 17 at the Knott County Sportsplex.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer stopped by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's farm safety display and visited with friends old and new at the National Farm Machinery Show Feb. 13 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Look for pictures from Commissioner Comer's visit on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook
Every guest attending the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, which will be televised on ABC, will receive a box of truffles hand made by Art Eatables, a Kentucky Proud business in Louisville.
Experts from throughout the nation will meet in Lexington in October for the
first nationwide conference focused on farming, land use, and food
The 2014 Kentucky Proud Magazine, now available online, features Homegrown by Heroes, Udderly Kentucky, the mobile science activity centers, hemp, the North American, and many more Kentucky Proud products and projects.
Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Inc., Kentucky’s state association of charities, recognized nonprofit members and legislative and government officials for their advocacy efforts in 2013 at a recent “More Than Charity” rally in the Capitol Rotunda as part of their ninth annual Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol.
Jonathan Whitt of JSW Farm in Wrigley had a dream to own a stockyard and a processing facility. He already owned Lee City Stockyards, so his dream came true last fall when he opened The Chop Shop, now the largest U.S. Department of Agriculture inspected processing facility in Eastern Kentucky.
Kentucky Farm Bureau leaders across the state are celebrating national“Food Check-Out Week,” through Feb. 22 to mark the time of year when the average American has earned enough income to meet his or her annual cost of food.
- Webinar: Sampling at Kentucky Farmers' Markets
- 34th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference
- Kentucky Dairy Development Council Young Producer Conference
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
- Audubon Beekeeping School
- Homebased processing and microprocessing workshops
- UK Equine Career and Opportunity Fair
- UK IPM training
- Kentucky Certified Roadside Farm Market Program Spring Education Meeting
- 4th Annual Organic Conference
- Bluegrass Beekeeping School
- Maysville CTC Farm and Family Night
- Appalachian SeedSwap
Kentucky Farm Fact
Appalachia is home to one of the largest tomato producers in Kentucky, the largest high school farm in the state, three members of the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program, the exhibitor of the grand champion steer at the 2013 state fair, the processor for Udderly Kentucky milk, and much more. To find out more about Eastern Kentucky agriculture and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer's plan for the region, go to www.appalachiaproudky.com.