Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 5 No. 15 • Nov. 2, 2012
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is touring agribusiness facilities in western Kentucky in partnership with the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky and the Kentucky Feed & Grain Association.
The North American International Livestock Exposition Nov. 3-16 will be my first as your agriculture commissioner. I can tell you that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is dedicated to helping put on a world-class show in the great tradition of North American Expos past
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is keeping his promise of complete transparency on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s expenditures with the launch of its new website, www.kyagr.com.
The finalists are Stephen Bailey of Mercer County and Scott Travis of Spencer County. The winner will be announced at the organization’s 2012 state annual meeting in Louisville on Dec. 7.
Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 85th Annual National FFA Convention Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis. Joenelle Futrell of Daviess County FFA was elected national eastern region vice president.
Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, and the Kentucky National Guard Command Staff joined friends and families of the team members at the Kentucky State University Demonstration Farm in Frankfort to send the unit off.
“The advantage of switchgrass over other biomass crops is that it is a dual purpose crop that can be used for grazing or hay, in addition to biomass,” said Ray Smith, forage extension specialist in the UK College of Agriculture.
Farm Credit Mid-America stepped up to help make Kentucky’s 4-H camps better with a $50,000 grant from its Community Giving Program.
The Kentucky Farm Service Agency says ballots for the 2012 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters on November 5.
- Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Fall Field Day
- North American International Livestock Exposition
- Premiere of "Farming in the Black Patch"
- AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky annual meeting
- Kentucky Women in Agriculture Conference
- Kentucky Agricultural Summit
- Planning for the Next Generation of Your Family Farm
- 2012 Celebration of Land-Grant Research
- UK Precision Dairy Showcase