Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 17 • September 16, 2015
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has proclaimed Farm Safety and Health Week to raise awareness of the unique hazards of agriculture and encourage farmers to make ag safety part of their everyday lifestyle.
KFB: Watch for farm vehicles during harvest season
Angela Caporelli, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s aquaculture marketing specialist, has been appointed to the National Organic Program’s Hydroponic and Aquaponic Task Force.
After graduating with a certificate in catering and personal chef in 2011, Mavis moved back to northern Kentucky, got married, and started a catering business, The Delish Dish.
“The best way we have discovered to market is to taste,” said Andre Brousseau, business manager of Château du Vieux Corbeau winery in Danville.
D & D Ranch consists of 1,000 acres atop a reclaimed strip mine, and it's the home of the East Kentucky Heifer Development Project, which has helped local farmers improve their cattle herds for the last 17 years. (video)
The show will be broadcast on a number of state television networks including Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and will air nationally on RFD-TV.
'Bluegrass & Backroads' visits Chaney's Dairy Barn
Officials at the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently broke ground at the Coldstream Dairy Research Farm and began building a new home for the herd with comfort and ease of living in mind.
Farmers and ranchers have until Sept. 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill safety net programs – Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).
The members of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks are observing Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger.
This year’s competition, featuring the 71st annual Writing Contest for grades 6-12 and the 41st annual Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest for grades 1-5, focuses specifically on wildlife conservation.
Information about USDA resources and programs will now reach 200,000 transitioning Service members every year.
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky recorded 14 farming-related fatalities in 2014, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program reported.