Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 20 • October 18, 2017
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has opened the application period for Kentuckians wishing to participate in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program for the 2018 growing season.
Kentucky Proud fruit and vegetable producers and buyers are invited to a meeting Nov. 8 aimed at helping participants make connections that will generate business opportunities.
Autumn provides a great opportunity for Kentuckians to get outside and explore the many agricultural destinations in our state.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined lawmakers and representatives of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers and the Kentucky Hop Growers Alliance to commemorate Kentucky Proud Beer Week.
Gail and Eric Silverman and their son, Justin, are East Coast transplants – and that may be one reason why they’re so excited about Kentucky Proud products.
The KDA's David Wayne talks about the success and growth of the chemical container recycling program since its inception in 1991. (audio)
“Without the Microloan obtained through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), we would not have been able to expand to the operation we have now,” said Aaron Briner, who with his wife Laura owns Laughing Lab Acres.
the top three state finalists are Matt and Amanda Gajdzik of Shelby County, Ben and Katie Furnish of Harrison County, and Nicholas and Bethany Hardesty of Meade County.
The Kentucky Soybean Board partnered with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to develop an app to help soybean producers accurately calculate and compare the price offered by elevators.
Soybean production for Kentucky is forecast at 103 million bushels, up five percent from the September forecast and up 16 percent from 2016.
This third quarter increase of just .15 percent or $.17 is a minimal rise especially compared to the 1.76 percent drop in prices realized during that first quarter of this year.
- UK Forestry and Wildlife Webinar Series
- North American International Livestock Exposition
- Kentucky Women in Agriculture annual conference
- MarketReady Producer Training
- Kentucky Industrial Hemp Law Seminar
- Kentucky Jr. Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Leadership Institute
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky producers have almost everything you need for a Kentucky Proud holiday feast - even the turkey! Go to kyproud.com to find out more. #KyAg365