Kentucky Proud

Press Releases

Applications for KDA internships for summer 2017 now available

College students pursuing a career in agriculture or government are invited to apply for a position in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) internship program for the summer of 2017, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

11/30/16 - Southeastern Kentucky farmers may be eligible for drought aid

11/28/16 - Let's help our hungry friends and neighbors this holiday season and all year long

11/22/16 - Commissioner Quarles convenes Hunger Task Force to review findings from 10 regional meetings

11/21/16 - Make Kentucky Proud the centerpiece of your 2016 holiday season

11/17/16 - KDA, Red Cross join forces to help victims of eastern Kentucky fires

11/16/16 - Winners revealed at Kentucky wine competition

11/15/16 - KDA seeks preliminary proposals for specialty crop grants

11/14/16 - 17th Annual Poster and Essay Contest announced

11/3/16 - More than $455,000 awarded to fair boards across the state

10/21/16 - Students can 'Show Your Farm to School Spirit' in state ag department's annual art contest

10/20/16 - Mercer County court rules Borells have no claim on horses found abandoned in June

10/19/16 - Houchens grocery stores launch expanded Kentucky Proud partnership

10/18/16 - Farm to School Month spotlights efforts to get more local foods into Kentucky schools

10/11/16 - Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program now taking applications for 2017

10/10/16 - KDA, Kentucky Guild of Brewers partner with farmers to create beers made with Kentucky Proud products

10/4/16 - State ag department seeks chefs to work with Kentucky schools

9/29/16 - Quarles leads Hunger Initiative regional meeting in Pikeville

9/21/16 - 'Pep Rally for Life' encourages Garrard students to put safety first on the farm and on the road

9/20/16 - KDA inspectors discover credit card 'skimmer'

9/20/16 - State ag department, Mercer County Fiscal Court dispute Borells' claims on abandoned horses

9/19/16 - Quarles leads Hunger Initiative regional meeting in Elizabethtown

9/16/16 - 'Pep Rally for Life' encourages Scott students to put safety first on the farm and on the road

9/14/16 - Quarles urges feds to reconsider positions that could hinder industrial hemp research

9/13/16 - Quarles leads Hunger Initiative regional meeting in Louisville

9/13/16 - Quarles: KDA helps Kentucky farmers, ag businesses sell their products in international markets

8/26/16 - Montgomery County Junior Chef team captures the coveted skillet trophy

8/25/16 - State agencies enter partnership to work together on farm safety

8/19/16 - KDA presents 'Ag Tag' checks to Kentucky 4-H, FFA

8/18/16 - Quarles, Fischer honor Kentucky Local Food Heroes

8/9/16 - Kentucky farmers can "double" fresh foods for families

8/9/16 - Commissioner Quarles, ag department ready to showcase agriculture at 2016 Kentucky State Fair

8/9/16 - Quarles leads Hunger Initiative regional meeting in Owensboro

8/4/16 - Quarles leads Hunger Initiative regional meeting in Mayfield

8/2/16 - Farmers' Market Week set for August 7-13

7/28/16 - State ag department gives sweet sorghum growers a new weapon against sugarcane aphid in Kentucky

7/26/16 - Quarles leads Hunger Initiative regional meeting in Morehead

7/22/16 - Quarles leads Hunger Initiative regional meeting in Bowling Green

7/19/16 - KDA honors 26 statewide winners of 16th annual Poster and Essay Contest

7/12/16 - Second Pollinator Protection Plan public forum will be Wednesday in Bowling Green

7/7/16 - Quarles leads Lexington meeting of the Kentucky Hunger Task Force

6/28/16 - State vet's office continuing investigation, coordinating care for Mercer County horses

6/27/16 - Ag department acts to protect summer travelers from credit card skimming at the gas pump

6/21/16 - Report on food insecurity in northern Kentucky given at first regional hunger meeting

6/17/16 - Hunger Initiative Regional Meetings to kick off in northern Kentucky

6/16/16 - Gordon and Terrell named to state agriculture department

6/7/16 - Grants available for spay/neuter activities

6/3/16 - Kentucky college students will work for Kentucky ag department this summer

6/2/16 - Task force begins discussion on combating hunger in Kentucky

5/26/16 - Commissioner Quarles to launch first-ever Kentucky Hunger Initiative

5/19/16 - Discussion begins on hops production in Kentucky
5/10/16 - Commissioner Quarles praises Fair Board appointments

5/10/16 - State ag department launches Food to Fork Program

5/9/16 - Kentucky ag, health departments work together to prevent Zika virus in the Commonwealth

5/4/16 - Quarles commends veterinary school graduates

5/2/16 - Kentucky Proud sets the pace at Derby Festival

4/28/16 - Commissioner Quarles: Legislative session successful for Kentucky agriculture

4/14/16 - Sullivan University to host state wine competition

4/1/16 - Former Alltech executive named to head Kentucky ag department's marketing office

3/24/16 - Grain Insurance Fund protects Kentucky producers

3/18/16 - 'Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future' topic of KDA contest

3/11/16 - Commissioner Quarles urges passage of legislation to assure fresh water supply for Kentucky agriculture

3/10/16 - Accident victims will share stories of life after tragedy

3/3/16 - KDA seeks applications for speciality crop projects

2/24/16 - KFB Beef Expo generates sales of $1.2 million

2/19/16 - Dairy meetings will help farmers boost production and profits

2/17/16 - Commissioner Quarles: Give to the Ag Tag Fund to support the future of Kentucky agriculture

2/8/16 - Commissioner Quarles names Tim Hughes deputy executive director of KDA's marketing office

1/30/16 - Statement from Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles on Blue Grass Stockyards fire

1/28/16 - 'Lucky' day for Kentucky Proud: Colorado-based chain opens second Kentucky location in Lexington

1/27/16 - State veterinarian's office acts to protect backyard poultry flocks, commercial operations

1/26/16 - Chefs in Schools Collaborative will help schools serve fresh local foods to Kentucky students

1/15/16 - Kentucky re-enacts bird sales, movement restrictions as proactive response to Indiana avian flu outbreak

1/14/16 - Quarles names Delaney-Ellis to head KDA's budget office; Britton selected as executive assistant

1/8/16 - Brent Burchett named director of Value-Added Plant Production division

1/8/16 - Full slate of beekeeping schools scheduled this winter in Kentucky

1/4/16 - Georgetown native Ryan Quarles sworn in as Kentucky's commissioner of agriculture

2015 Kentucky Agriculture Press Releases
2014 Kentucky Agriculture Press Releases

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, December 9, at 10 a.m. EST
    Franklin County Cooperative Extension office
    101 Lakeview Court

    Frankfort, Ky

  • Kentucky Agricultural Development Board
    Friday, December 16, at 10 a.m. EST
    Franklin County Cooperative Extension office
    101 Lakeview Court

    Frankfort, Ky