Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 5 No. 16  •  Nov. 19, 2012

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Kentucky Proud program awarded grant

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.


Commissioner Comer

Amid all life's troubles, count your blessings

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.




Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission

Natural soap maker, Paul PAC donate to hemp panel; Comer elected chairman

“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.”

Christmas tree farm

Cut your own Christmas tree at a Kentucky Proud farm near you

Kentuckians can experience the modern-day equivalent of a Currier & Ives image on farms throughout the Commonwealth.


Kathy Wheeler and Turtleman

Family illness clouds STAR Farm

Late last year, Kathy Wheeler encountered a stumbling block that all small farmers and business people fear – a family illness.




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Lloyds, UK reach partnership landmark

Representatives from Lloyd’s recently presented a check for $45,000 to UK, in continuing support of the Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly.


American Angus Association

Boyd elected to Angus board

Charlie Boyd, a fourth-generation cattleman from Mays Lick, was one of five new members elected to the American Angus Association Board of Directors.



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KEC's North Wing named for Workman

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.