Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 14 • July 17, 2017
Several hundred Kentucky youth will learn hands-on gardening and cooking skills this summer thanks to a Kentucky Department of Agriculture “Ag Tag” program grant.
On the July episode of "Commissioner's Comments," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles talks about Kentucky Proud beef producer Black Hawk Farms, the recent LAND meetings, and farmers' markets. (video)
Sean Southard of Louisville has been named the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s director of communications, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.
The Lexington-based Kentucky Proud brewer took a big step in that direction in June, planting 325 hop vines on a one-third-acre “hop yard” on a sunny hillside off Shadrick Ferry Road north of Frankfort.
Kentucky’s “Food Immunity Bill” is now law, and Tamara Sandberg with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks says the measure will go far in freeing up more food donations for hungry Kentuckians. (audio)
Cattle prices have improved from recent declines but remain lower than this time last year.
Kentucky farmers expect to harvest 26.2 million bushels of winter wheat during 2017, up 4 percent from the June forecast.
The recent Conference and Expo on Precision Dairy Farming brought dairy producers from across the world together to share information, discuss challenges and move the industry forward in a positive way.
- American Hereford Association Junior National Hereford Expo
- National Industrial Hemp Regulatory Conference
- KSU 20th Anniversary Third Thursday Thing
- American Association of Meat Processors convention
- Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo - West
- UK Ag Biotech Day
- UK Viticulture and Enology Field Day
- Louisville Farm to Table Greenmarket Popup
- UK Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day
- Woodland Owners Short Course
- Kentucky State Fair
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky has more than 160 farmers' markets in 112 counties that reported more than $13 million in sales in 2016. #KyAg365