Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 13 • July 31, 2013
Kentucky Proud was on the menu at the Farm to Table Dinner on July 30 at Cynthia’s California Tuscan Ristorante in Paducah. A sellout crowd of 55 people enjoyed a bounty of foods grown, raised or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians and prepared by one of Paducah’s leading chefs.
Kentucky's best exhibitors and show animals converge on Louisville to put their skills to the test in front of nationally recognized judges and a statewide audience. All their hard work, and everything they’ve learned about preparing and showing livestock projects, lead to the Kentucky Exposition Center in August.
On a recent podcast of Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Across Kentucky," State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout talked about his office's work in protecting Kentucky's livestock herds from outside diseases. (audio)
The University of Kentucky recently released the findings of a report analyzing the economic potential of a hemp industry evolving in Kentucky.
Seed Capital Kentucky, in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Louisville Metro Government, has created the first Local Food Hero Award to raise awareness of the farmers responsible for growing the food we eat.
We are close to the point where some livestock farmers would normally start to apply nitrogen to tall fescue pastures to boost production levels and stockpile for fall and winter grazing.
Kentucky Farm Fact
- An estimated 55,700 metric tons of industrial hemp are produced in more than 30 countries worldwide each year.