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Press Releases

Kentucky's local food heroes will be honored at Farm to Table Dinner on August 18

Three Kentucky farmers voted as the Commonwealth's Local Food Heroes for 2013 will be honored in a dinner next month. The inaugural Local Food Heroes Farm to Table Dinner is scheduled for Aug. 18 at Ramsi's Café on the World in Louisville to honor Ramsi Kamar of Louisville, Michael Lewis of Berea, and Clay Turner of Russellville.

7/2/14 - Kentucky Proud urban garden project breaks ground to teach youth life lessons through agriculture

7/2/14 - State animal control board offers funding for shelter construction or improvements

6/25/14 - Kentucky Proud foods will set the pace at the Quaker State 400

6/25/14 - Wight-Meyer, Old 502 wineries make history at second Kentucky Commonwealth competition

6/23/14 - July 15 deadline to apply for spay/neuter grants

5/27/14 - Comer cheers launch of UK hemp pilot program

5/23/14 - Industrial hemp seeds arrive in Frankfort, ready for pilot research programs

5/21/14 - Author and beekeeping expert Tammy Horn will become Kentucky's state apiarist

5/20/14 - Kentucky closer to getting hemp seeds; commission adopts rules for hemp programs

5/15/14 - Commissioner Comer: Enough is enough

5/8/14 - Breweries add Homegrown by Heroes sorghum to their second annual craft beer collaboration

5/5/14 - Richie Farmer-era rifles and knives raise more than $21,000 at state auction

5/5/14 - Sold-out Kentucky Proud dinner raises money for Lincoln Foundation

4/28/14 - Nona's Downtown Market celebrates grand opening

4/25/14 - Comer welcomes Georgetown College to Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program

4/22/14 - Rifles and knives from Richie Farmer administration to go up for auction

4/15/14 - Comer welcomes Campbellsville University to Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program

4/11/14 - State agriculture department honors Poster and Essay Contest winners

4/10/14 - Kentucky Proud is in the starting gate for the They're Off! Luncheon and other Derby festivities

4/7/14 - Comer urges specialty crop producers to seek federal funding for projects

3/19/14 - Comer invites Lexington Legends fans to enjoy Appalachia Proud burgers at the game in 2014

3/18/14 - Comer: On National Agriculture Day March 25, consider ag's vital role in our everyday lives

3/6/14 - Sales top a record $1.14 million at the 2014 Beef Expo


2013 Kentucky Agriculture Press Releases

2012 Kentucky Agriculture Press Releases
8/14/12 Kentucky Department of Agriculture Will Present New Displays at the 108th Kentucky State Fair
8/14/12 Purple Toad, Wight-Meyer Lead Medal Parade at the Kentucky State Fair Wine Competition
8/9/12 Commissioner Comer Appoints Grayson Smith Director of Rural Economic Development
8/6/12 Commissioner Comer: Kentucky Ag Department Can Help Drought-Plagued Farmers Find Forages
7/20/12 Agriculture Commissioner James Comer to Appear on Fox Business Program
7/9/12 Commissioner Comer to Speak at West Kentucky AgBioworks Meeting
7/3/12 Commissioner Comer Appoints Task Force to Study Fuel Testing Laboratory
6/27/12 New Law Taking Effect in July Aims to Protect Agritourism Operators and Participants
6/26/12 Commissioner Comer to Join in Celebration of Improvements at Anderson County Fairgrounds
6/21/12 Commissioner Comer to Join in Celebration of Improvements at Shelby County Fairgrounds
6/18/12 Comer to Participate in Groundbreaking for Pavilion at Elliott County Fairgrounds
6/8/12 Commissioner Comer Appoints Fred Nesler to Executive Post in Kentucky Ag Department
5/31/12 Commissioner Comer to Participate in Roy Strange Memorial 4-H Golf Scramble
5/18/12 Commissioner Comer to Visit Schools to Promote Healthy Food for Students
5/15/12 Commissioner Comer to Participate in Grand Opening of Albany Stockyards
5/7/12 Comer Encourages Producers and Organizations to Apply for Specialty Crop Grant Funding
4/16/12 Comer Appoints Grayson County Man to Serve as State's Top Beekeeper
4/12/12 Commissioner Comer Honors Roy Rich for Service on Pest Control Advisory Board
4/3/12 Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale Commemorates 50 Years of Excellence
3/28/12 Commissioner Comer Warns Equine Owners Conditions are Ripe for West Nile Activity
3/27/12 Comer Praises Team Effort in Eastern Livestock Case; Victims Will Recover Losses
3/8/12 Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Cracks $1 Million in Gross Sales
3/2/12 Commissioner James Comer To Speak at Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium
3/2/12 Commissioner Comer To Address Purchase Area Cattle Producers
2/24/12 Commissioner Comer commends Weisenberger Mill on nearly 150 years as a family business
2/14/12 Alaska Patterns Restaurant Rewards Program After Popular Kentucky Proud Initiative
2/13/12 Commissioner Comer Asks Kentuckians to Join In National FFA Week Celebration
1/26/12 Kentucky Ag Department Safety Expert Will Share 'Life, Death, and Reality' Message
1/24/12 Agriculture Commissioner James Comer aids farmer denied payment for his grain
1/19/12 Rep. Henderson, Commissioner Comer Stand In Support of Hemp Bill
1/11/12 Agriculture Commissioner James Comer Asks State Auditor to Examine Previous KDA Administration
1/10/12 Commissioner Comer Invites Students to Enter Poster and Essay Contest
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Upcoming Public Meetings

  • Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp.
    Friday, July 11, 2014, at 10 a.m. EDT
    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office Building, Room C-109
    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, Ky

  • Kentucky Agricultural Development Board
    Friday, July 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. EDT
    Spencer County Extension Office
    100 Oak Tree Way
    Taylorsville, Ky