Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 5 No. 16 • Nov. 19, 2012
The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) for $2,830,000 Agricultural Development Funds to be divided over two years (2013-2014) for the Kentucky Proud program.
This has been another challenging year for Kentucky farmers. Even if you don’t farm, you’re still trying to make ends meet in a sluggish economy.
“This is a historic day,” Commissioner Comer said. “This is an exciting time to be a part of agriculture. This is an important issue, and hopefully this will make a difference that will affect future farmers for years to come.”
Kentuckians can experience the modern-day equivalent of a Currier & Ives image on farms throughout the Commonwealth.
Late last year, Kathy Wheeler encountered a stumbling block that all small farmers and business people fear – a family illness.
Charlie Boyd, a fourth-generation cattleman from Mays Lick, was one of five new members elected to the American Angus Association Board of Directors.
Agriculture interests have ensured that Harold Workman’s many contributions to the industry won’t be forgotten after he retires at the end of this year as the long-time president and chief executive officer of the Kentucky State Fair Board.