Kentucky Proud

Press Releases

Commissioner Comer honors Kentucky farmers' markets

Kentucky’s farmers’ markets always show their appreciation to their customers, but next week they’ll kick it up a notch. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has proclaimed Aug. 2-8 Farmers’ Market Week in Kentucky.

7/28/15 - Farmers' markets expand access for low-income families

7/27/15 - Vote for your Local Food Hero through Aug. 5

7/21/15 - New state database lists lost, abandoned horses

7/17/15 - Kentucky will give farm safety demonstration at Tennessee young farmers conference

7/16/15 - Livingston becomes first Kentucky Proud town

7/2/15 - KDA marketing chief tells panel Kentucky Proud members benefit from program improvements

6/11/15 - Kentucky restricts sales and movement of birds as proactive response to avian flu outbreak

6/5/15 - Commissioner Comer urges Kentuckians to join the June Dairy Month celebration

6/1/15 - Kentucky Department of Agriculture offers grants for spay/neuter programs

5/25/15 - Kentucky National Guard Memorial guests enjoy a luncheon of Kentucky Proud products

5/14/15 - Kentucky Proud-Kroger partnership is off to a strong start in the first six months

5/12/15 - Lucky Clover heirloom tomato plants are in season at Kroger and on the Web

5/6/15 - Kentucky schools encouraged to apply for $5,000 Farm-to-School mini-grants

5/5/15 - Comer, growers, industry leaders announce array of hemp projects and business initiatives

4/29/15 - Homegrown By Heroes receives donation from Kentucky Derby Festival

4/22/15 - USDA, KDA to host farmers' market training April 27 in Warren County

4/6/15 - Support the 'home team' when you buy Kentucky Proud Popcorn at the ballpark

4/2/15 - Meet Kentucky Proud producers, buy local at the inaugural Kentucky Proud Expo

3/31/15 - Kentucky Agriculture Department seeks applications for specialty crop projects

3/30/15 - Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale returns April 9-11 to Kentucky Exposition Center

3/16/15 - Comer welcomes Western Kentucky University to the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program

3/13/15 - Kentucky named to farm-to-school initiative funded by Walmart Foundation grant

3/13/15 - KDA Poster and Essay Contest winners honored

3/12/15 - Sales records smashed at 2015 Beef Expo

3/10/15 - Comer touts Homegrown By Heroes in meeting with Joint Chiefs officials

3/2/15 - Farm Safety Symposium ponders 'A Parent's Worst Nightmare'

2/20/15 - Junior Chef application deadline extended

2/19/15 - KDA cuts ribbon on new safety display

2/3/15 - State ag department is taking applications for 2015 Farm to School Junior Chef competition

2/2/15 - During Farms to Food Banks Month, you can help Kentucky's hungry - and Kentucky's farmers

1/28/15 - Students have until Jan. 31 to enter KDA's Poster and Essay Contest

1/12/15 - Comer reminds students of Jan. 27 deadline for KDA's Poster and Essay Contest

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 Corporation
    August 7, 2015, at 10 a.m. EDT
    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet office building
    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, Ky

  • Kentucky Agricultural Development Board
    August 21, 2015, at 10 a.m. EDT
    Kentucky Exposition Center
    Louisville, Ky