Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 11  • July 2, 2013

Commissioner Comer

Comer earns national Extension honor

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has been awarded National Friend of Extension honors by the cooperative extension organization Epsilon Sigma Phi.




Kentucky Wine Trails app screen shot

Free app is tour guide to Kentucky wineries

A free app for Apple iOS and Google Android devices will help users locate and learn more about Kentucky wineries.




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Junior Chef program has had a big first year

The KDA's Tina Garland talks to Kentucky Farm Bureau's Mike Feldhaus about the program and Sullivan University's commitment of $70,000 for scholarships. (audio)






Spay/neuter grant deadline is near

Grant applications must be postmarked by July 15. Applicants may request up to $5,000.






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Name change reflects UKAg's broad work

“While we continue our fundamental ties to production agriculture, we have expanded to include all the pervasive and essential enterprises based on renewable natural resources,” said Scott Smith, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.



Leasing vs. buying equipment

The decision to lease or buy should be made on a case-by-case basis because every operation is different. Both options offer advantages and disadvantages.





Solar panels

On-farm solar energy production

Solar energy production has sparked interest within Kentucky agriculture. While farms have always been reliant upon solar energy in crop production, harnessing this power and selling the produced electricity is gaining interest on several Kentucky farms



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UKAg partners in dairy project

Statistics show that more than two-thirds of the dairies in the Southeast have closed since 1995. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is joining five other universities to find out why and to try to find a way to reverse the decline.