Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 3 • February 1, 2017
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has come forward with legislation to help businesses and individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles discusses the 2016 Kentucky ag year, the Kentucky Hunger Initiative, and the growth of produce markets in Kentucky. (audio)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Cattle report on Jan. 31, showing little change in beef cow numbers, but a continued decline in milk cows in Kentucky.
A substantial amount of Kentucky’s agricultural sales comes from exports, and while the majority of our farms in the Commonwealth are smaller, family-owned operations, each one has a role to play in providing these goods that are in demand around the world.
Representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will visit more than 600 farms, including corn and dairy farms, in Kentucky.
The University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science has launched three new websites to replace its former single website.
- Beekeepers schools
- Farm to You CSA event
- KCARD grant workshops
- National Farm Machinery Show
- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference
- Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference
- UK IPM Training School
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
- Organic Association of Kentucky Conference
- UK Wheat Production Field School
- UK Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop
- KSU Mobile Poultry Processing Unit training
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky has more than 77,000 farms covering 13.04 million acres, and the average farm size is 169 acres. #KyAg365