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.
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 UK School of Human Environmental Sciences.
State apiarist Tammy Horn says at least two major farm crop protection companies are developing products to help beekeepers. (audio)
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.
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).
Kentucky farmers can earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and continues until
- Homebased microprocessing workshops
- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference
- Allen County Beekeepers School
- South Central Kentucky Beekeeping School
- Bernheim Forest Family Backyard Beekeeping Series
- Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association bee school
- National Farm Machinery Show
- "Bees and the Plants They Love" at Bernheim Forest
- UK High Tunnel Webinar Series
- MarketReady training
- 35th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference
- Northeastern Kentucky Winter Bee School
- 2015 IPM training
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
- Organic Association of Kentucky annual conference
- Audubon Bee School
- Bluegrass Beekeepers School
- 2015 Dixie Fire School and Farm Safety Symposium
Kentucky Farm Fact
The National Farm Machinery Show will celebrate 50 years of exhibiting the latest and greatest agricultural technology in its 2015 edition Feb. 11-14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. For more information, go to the National Farm Machinery Show website.