Vol. 5 No. 10 • Aug. 1, 2012
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer grew up drinking Ale-8-One in his native
Monroe County. He said he also “loves” spicy Ale-8-One salsa made from
Kentucky-grown tomatoes and peppers. So it was only natural that a satisfied, longtime customer such as
Commissioner Comer would want to visit Ale-8-One’s plant in Winchester. (Photo by Chris Aldridge)
I proclaimed Aug. 5-11 as Farmers’ Market Week in Kentucky to remind all Kentuckians that your local farmers’ market is a great source of fresh, nutritious foods to serve to your family. It’s also a great way to say “Thank you” to the men and women who produce the food.
On a recent episode of Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Across Kentucky," host Mike Feldhaus spoke to Ben Shaffar, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's agritourism director, about the effect of a new law that offers limited liability protection for agritourism destinations. (audio)
Many grain farmers are looking at options to salvage especially poor corn crops. Cutting silage for cattle feed is a major option. Before cutting corn for silage, there are two things that should be done.
Alexander L. Richardson of Meade County FFA is one of four finalists for the American Star Farmer award, National FFA's highest honor. Zachary Cotton of Spencer County FFA is a finalist for American Star in Agribusiness.
Abraham to represent Kentucky in national seafood contest
Chef Erik Abraham of Varanese Restaurant in Louisville is honored by Angela Caporelli, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's aquaculture marketing specialist, as the winner of the 2012 Great Kentucky Seafood Cook Off in July. Abraham will compete against more than a dozen top seafood chefs from throughout the United States in the Great American Seafood Cook Off on Aug. 11 in New Orleans.
Jim Sidebottom of Greensburg, Ky., grew up on a dairy but had to work long at off-farm jobs before saving enough money to start his own dairy farm.
Whether they rode up to a farm on a horse-drawn buggy or offer advice on the bed of a pick-up truck, county extension agents have been providing unbiased, researched-based information to Kentucky farmers for a century.
Kentucky Farm Fact
Kentucky has nearly 150 farmers' markets that offer farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, jams, jellies, sauces, salsas, cut flowers, crafts, and much more. Click here to find a farmers' market near you.