Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 11 • July 2, 2013
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has been awarded National Friend of Extension honors by the cooperative extension organization Epsilon Sigma Phi.
A free app for Apple iOS and Google Android devices will help users locate and learn more about Kentucky wineries.
Grant applications must be postmarked by July 15. Applicants may request up to $5,000.
“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.
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 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
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.
- Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts state convention
- Field to Fork Festival
- Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea 10th Anniversary Celebration
- Eastern Kentucky University FFA Field Day
- Floyds Fork public meeting
- Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange
- Livestock Investigation Training I
- ABAK/KyFGA summer meeting
Kentucky Farm Fact
Thirty-one Kentucky school districts that participate consistently in the Farm to School Program spent some $280,000 on local foods during the 2011-2012 school year.