Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 2 • January 30, 2015
The deadline to submit entries to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Poster and Essay Contest has been extended to Jan. 31, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced.
Blaine Parker had no idea that his ag engineer meetings would lead to a farm machinery demonstration that would still be going 50 years later.
State apiarist Tammy Horn says at least two major farm crop protection companies, Bayer and Monsanto, are developing products to help beekeepers: one will reduce the potential for spray drifts, and another will fight the varroa mite. (audio)
Each cooking class uses recipes from Plate it Up Kentucky Proud, a partnership between UK Cooperative Extension Service, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences.
A Kentucky Farm Bureau task force developing ideas for enhancing water resources for the state’s farmers held its second meeting Jan. 28, focusing on a drought mitigation plan for agriculture and technical assistance programs.
As anticipated, the tobacco quota buyout did bring about massive consolidation, increasing scale of production, and geographical shifts in production. But volatility in burley prices and production has not evolved in the post-buyout era as expected … until now.
The Council for Burley Tobacco awarded $140,000 in grant funds to the following projects for the 2015 awards cycle.
Steven Hinton of Breckinridge County was elected as the new president and Robert Gray of Christian County was elected as a new board member of the Agriculture Workforce Management Association Inc. (AWMA) at its annual meeting held on Jan. 17 in Owensboro.
Kentucky farmers can earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and continues until
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation 94th Annual Meeting
- KCARD Winter Grant Workshops
- Hazard town hall meeting
- UPike Farm to Campus event
Kentucky farm fact
One in six Kentuckians - including one in four children - is food insecure, according to the Kentucky Association of Food Banks.