Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 5 • March 16, 2015
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer officially inducted Western Kentucky University as the 10th member of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus Program in a ceremony today on the WKU campus.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s marketing program hosted 41 Kentucky Proud members at the Franklin County Extension Office in an attempt to make a “love connection” between each of them and new retail sales opportunities.
The contest is conducted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in partnership with Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer on March 10 told national military officials that Homegrown By Heroes “is one small thing that we can do to show our appreciation for our military veteran farmers.”
Winter Storm Thor was no match for enthusiastic buyers who shattered records at the 29th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo March 6-8 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Kentucky is one of three states that will partner with The Walmart Foundation and the National Farm to School Network to expand efforts to get more local foods into schools, the network announced Thursday.
Fibershed has been in collaboration with various organizations to support raw hemp plant processing and cloth creation processes for the Kentucky Cloth Project. (video)
Kentucky FFA Foundation Executive Director Sheldon McKinney discusses the “ag tag” program and its impact. Voluntary donations are split evenly among Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H, and Kentucky Proud. (audio)
Rick Bennett has been named the new director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
Applicants must mail the application with all supporting documents to the below address on or before the postmark deadline of May 15, 2015.
The film follows UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Extension research in the field and in vineyards across the state.
- Homebased microprocessing workshops
- UK High Tunnel Webinar Series
- MarketReady training
- Aquatic weed control training and pond management workshop
- National Institute for Animal Agriculture Conference
- KYHIA Spring Hemp Seminar
- Integrated Pest Management Training
- Tri-State Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop
- UK "Party for the Planet" series
- Kentucky National Dairy Shows and Sales
Kentucky Farm Fact
"Ag tag" donations raised more than $500,000 for Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H, and Kentucky Proud in 2014. You can make the voluntary donation when you renew your farm vehicle license tag.