Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 1 • January 15, 2015
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer reminds Kentucky students that they have until Jan. 27 to submit entries to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Poster and Essay Contest.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture kept the Kentucky Proud program growing, helped Kentucky students gain greater access to local foods, and helped restore industrial hemp production to the Commonwealth in 2014.
Beekeepers in recent years have been sustaining over 20 percent winter losses in their hives. Tammy Horn, state apiarist with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, says that figure is actually an improvement. (audio)
Schedule of 2015 winter beekeeping schools
Kentucky projects include a nutrient management and conservation project on private lands in partnership with the state Division of Conservation, and a multi-state project intended to enhance 25,000 acres of forest habitat on private lands for cerulean warblers.
One of the best business decisions that Greg Reece ever made was switching suppliers in his Kentucky Proud kettle corn business.
Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 83 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.
Chris and Rebekah Pierce of Pulaski County left the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 96th annual convention with one of the organization’s top honors – the Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award.
- Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Convention and Tradeshow
- Kentucky Pork Producers Annual Meeting
- Kentucky Commodity Conference
- Shaker Village winter bee workshop
- Council for Burley Tobacco Annual Conference
- Eastern Kentucky Winter Bee School
- UK Equine Showcase and 6th Annual Breeders Short Course
- KCARD Agribusiness Grant Workshop
- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference
- Allen County Beekeepers School
- South Central Kentucky Beekeeping School
- Bernheim Forest Family Backyard Beekeeping Series
- Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association bee school
- National Farm Machinery Show
- "Bees and the Plants They Love" at Bernheim Forest
- UK High Tunnel Webinar Series
- MarketReady training
- 35th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference
- Northeastern Kentucky Winter Bee School
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
- Organic Association of Kentucky annual conference
- Audubon Bee School
- Bluegrass Beekeepers School
- 2015 Dixie Fire School and Farm Safety Symposium
Kentucky Farm Fact
Honey bees are vital as pollinators of food plants and producers of honey. Sign up for a Kentucky winter beekeeping school and find out more about these fascinating insects.