Kentucky Proud

Press Releases

Comer: Celebrate Agritourism Month at a destination or festival near you

Family-friendly fun on a Kentucky farm is right around the corner no matter where you live in the Commonwealth, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said as he encouraged all Kentuckians to celebrate September Agritourism Month.

9/8/14 - Breathitt County Schools join Appalachia Proud to provide students with healthy local foods

8/25/14 - Owen County shows its Kentucky Proud colors with Junior Chef championship dish

8/15/14 - State ag department, federal government reach accord on importation of hemp seeds

8/15/14 - Kentucky Proud Experience offers local foods and beverages at the Kentucky State Fair

8/14/14 - Eckmann, Poore, Sharpe honored as 2014 Kentucky Local Food Heroes

8/12/14 - High school cooking teams will turn up the heat at the Farm to School Junior Chef Tournament

7/29/14 - Celebrate the food, and the people, of Kentucky's farmers' markets Aug. 3-9

7/18/14 - Kentucky's local food heroes will be honored at Farm to Table Dinner on August 18

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, Sept. 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. EDT
    UKAg Roundup
    Lexington, Ky

  • Kentucky Agricultural Development Board
    Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. EDT
    Franklin County Extension Office
    Frankfort, Ky