Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 10  • June 18, 2013

Commissioner Comer, Geraldine Jett, Alex Prado

Sullivan to give $70K in scholarships
to members of top Junior Chef teams

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced that Sullivan University will partner with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Junior Chef program.



Commissioner James Comer

Comer: Help me tell agriculture's story

American farmers do more with less today than at any time in history. It’s an amazing success story that needs to be told.





Furnish elected Hemp Commission chair

The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission unanimously elected Harrison County farmer Brian Furnish as its new chairman at the close of its meeting on Thursday after Agriculture Commissioner James Comer stepped aside in compliance with Senate Bill 50.




Rachel Drumm

Drumm beats KJLE-East competition

Rachel Drumm of Winchester is honored by Jeff Arnett as the grand champion in the round-robin showmanship competition at the Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo-East June 11 in Morehead. Look for more pictures on Facebook and on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture website.




June Dairy Month proclamation

Raise a glass (of milk), toast Dairy Month

Governor Steve Beshear recognized the official beverage of Kentucky by proclaiming June 2013 Dairy Month in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.






Extension boosting Ky. beef industry

Thanks to education through the Master Cattleman program a one-on-one Kentucky Cooperative Extension partnership, Anderson County farmer Mike Wilson may be on the way to being a full-time cattleman.





New UK courses will support state's vineyards

This fall, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will offer courses that will enhance career opportunities for students interested in entering the grape and wine industry.




Kentucky Farm Bureau logo

'Bluegrass & Backroads' gets Emmy nod

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced nominees for the 49th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy® Awards, giving the nod to Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Bluegrass & Backroads for Best Magazine Feature/Segment.