Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 5 No. 15  •  Nov. 2, 2012

Commissioner Comer

Commissioner Comer tours agribusinesses and visits with western Kentucky residents

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.


Commissioner Comer

KDA will be on the job at the North American

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 Department of Agriculture website

Comer makes good on transparency promise with new and improved KDA website

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,

Kentucky Farm Bureau

Finalists named for 2012 KFB Farmer of the Year

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.


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Joenelle Futrell leads Kentucky delegation
at National FFA Convention

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.


Unbridled Service

ADT5 departs for Afghanistan

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.


University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UK exploring alternative possibilities for alternative energy crop

“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.

Kentucky 4-H

Kentucky 4-H camps receive $50,000
Farm Credit grant

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.



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FSA County Committee voting begins

The Kentucky Farm Service Agency says ballots for the 2012 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters on November 5.