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Kentucky Proud Connection

Vol. 2 No. 3  • March 16, 2012 


Commissioner Comer and eastern Kentucky legislators
praise Kentucky Cattlemen's Foundation and farm supply companies
donating to disaster relief, encourage more support

In the wake of the terrible storms that ravaged farms across the Commonwealth, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer commended the efforts of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation for raising funds and assistance from farm supply companies to aid in the disaster relief efforts. In just one day, the foundation raised more than $12,000 from agriculture companies and individual farmers. ... more



Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer




Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer

I hope you will consider adding a voluntary $10 donation when you renew your farm vehicle license tags this month. Your donation will be divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and Kentucky Proud. I strongly believe that these programs are critical to the future of Kentucky agriculture. ... more


Commissioner Comer congratulates Poster and Essay Contest winners

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer saluted the winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest at the annual Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 14 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. ... more

Kentucky 4-H Youth Development is honored

Commissioner Comer awards Kentucky 4-H Youth DevelopmentAgriculture Commissioner James Comer presents a Kentucky Proud Partner in Excellence Award to Keith Rogers, executive director of the Kentucky 4-H Foundation, and Charlene Jacobs, assistant director of Extension for 4-H Youth Development, during the PNC/KHSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament March 14 in Rupp Arena in Lexington. To see more award winners and other pictures from Commissioner Comer's appearances at the boys state tournament, go to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.



Weisenberger Mill honors its past and charts a course for a prosperous future

Six generations of Weisenbergers have been milling wheat and corn on the banks of South Elkhorn Creek near Midway, Ky., for 150 years. “Weisenberger Mill is a true example of the American dream,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said after a recent tour of Kentucky’s oldest water-powered commercial flour mill. ... more


Commissioner Comer visits Lexington school

Commissioner Comer meets Booker T. Washington Academy students


Agriculture Commissioner James Comer met students at Booker T. Washington Academy in Lexington on March 7. Commissioner Comer told students that they should support Kentucky farmers and buy local food. Look for more pictures on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.




Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo cracks $1 million in gross sales

Beef Expo records were set for gross sales, average per head, and top price for a single lot, and several other records were shattered in the individual breed sales. ... more

Beef producers donate cattle, provide over 6,000 pounds of beef for local seniors in need

Robert Kirk, a Crittenden County beef producer, approached Life in Christ pastor Chris McDonald with the idea of donating beef from cull cows to families in need in their community. ... more


Kentucky Proud opportunities

MarketReady training

Homebased Processing and Microprocessing Workshops

GOAP farmers' market infrastructure grants

KCARD Agribusiness Grant Facilitation Program


Kentucky Proud forms

Kentucky Proud membership application

Kentucky Proud membership application (Spanish)

Kentucky Proud Livestock Tag Program application

Kentucky Proud livestock tag order form

Restaurant Rewards program guidelines

Kentucky Proud Promotional Grant application


Coming up

Livestock Investigation Training

Bluegrass Local Food Summit

"Farm Bill, ACRE and Unicorns" public meetings

One Acre at a Time seminar

Kentucky Forest Industries Association annual meeting

Kentucky Grazing School

Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale


Kentucky Proud Fact

The Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale will celebrate its 50th anniversary in April.