Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 12 • July 2, 2015

Jonathan Van Balen and Kristen Branscum

Kentucky Proud changes benefit members

New program launches, alterations to existing programs, and a stronger emphasis on farm impact are paying off for Kentucky Proud members, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Kristen Branscum told a legislative panel.

 

 

 

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'Ugly' produce is beautiful to food banks

Tamara Sandberg, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, explains the Farms to Food Banks Program to host Mike Feldhaus. (audio)

 

 

 

 

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KCARD helps with management questions

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) assists agricultural producers, agribusinesses, non-profit organizations, and local governments with business planning, market development, and technical assistance.

 

 

 

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UKAg tractor team repeats national title

UK students built the national champion quarter-scale tractor for the second year in a row at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

 

 

 

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USDA offers aid for biomass retrieval

The Farm Service Agency is accepting applications from foresters and farmers seeking financial assistance to harvest and deliver biomass to generate clean energy.

 

 

 

 

Chickens

Disease-resistant poultry may solve issues

Poultry disease is an international issue, especially when there is an outbreak close to home. However, it's a particularly costly problem in developing countries.

 

 

 

 

Dairy cows

Dairy program enrollment begins

The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

 

 

 

Kentucky Agricultural News

KCF offers scholarships for vet students

Two $2,500 scholarships for veterinary students are available through the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association and are funded by the Kentucky Cattlemen's Foundation.