Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 11 • June 20, 2016

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Hunger Task Force to meet June 21

The first regional meeting of the Kentucky Hunger Task Force is scheduled for June 21 at 4 p.m. EDT at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Office..

Task force begins discussion on hunger





Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Together, we can reduce hunger in Ky.

Feeding the hungry is a moral imperative. It’s also a practical matter that impacts Kentucky’s economy.






Commissioner Quarles and Frank Burdzy

Champion Petfoods opens new Ky. home

“After two years of searching, we determined that Kentucky was the perfect location to advance our biologically-appropriate and fresh regional ingredient mandate,” Champion Petfoods CEO Frank Burdzy wrote.




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County fairs boost local economies

County fair season is in full swing in Kentucky, and many fairs attract 30,000-40,000 attendees. "Across Kentucky" host Mike Feldhaus interviews the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Chris Caudill. (audio)




Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Gordon and Terrell named to state ag dept.

Commissioner Quarles named Elizabeth Gordon director of the Division of Agriculture Education, Farm Safety, and Farmland Preservation; and Lance Terrell as a special assistant to the Commissioner’s Office.




Spay/neuter plate

Grants available for spay/neuter activities

The Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board invites county and metro governments in Kentucky to apply for matching grants for spay and neuter activities for 2016.





Broken ankle

Blogger: 'I could have lost my husband'

Milkman came into the house hobbling and told me he had hurt his ankle. I asked him what happened. He replied with, “I flipped the 4-wheeler.”






UK poultry specialists urge caution

With at least 21 Kentuckians recently contracting salmonella, University of Kentucky poultry specialists are urging those with small flocks to be proactive about preventing the bacteria.




Kentucky Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau awards college scholarships

State and county Farm Bureaus have provided 327 college scholarship grants totaling $489,000 to students across the state.





Bon Appetit Appalachia

Kentucky businesses in web food guide

Approximately 50 food businesses in Kentucky are featured on Bon Appétit Appalachia!, a web guide showcasing the wide spectrum of Appalachia’s local food economy.