Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 14  • August 15, 2013

Dan Flanagan, Tod Griffin, and Commissioner James Comer

Comer launches new mobile science units

Kentucky students will use a dazzling array of high-tech instruments to learn about agriculture when the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s new Mobile Science Activity Centers (MSAC) hit the roads this fall.




Kentucky 4-H Seafood Cook Off Team

Comer honors seafood cook off team

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer commended a quartet of south-central Kentucky students for their strong runner-up finish in the Great American Seafood Cook Off: 4-H Edition in New Orleans earlier this month.



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Kitchen stars will slice and dice for a title

The first Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Cook Off will take place during this year’s Kentucky State Fair on the Gourmet Garden stage, where the fair’s annual Cast Iron Chef Competition is held.






Martie Templeton and Commissioner James Comer

Ag, philanthropy meet at ham breakfast

For the 50th consecutive year, the tradition and excitement of the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction comes alive during the Kentucky State Fair.






Commissioner's Cup winners

4 wineries share top honors in wine event

Wineries from Paducah, Lexington, Versailles, and rural Warren County took the most coveted honors at the inaugural Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition in July in Louisville.




Mike Lewis and John Paul DeJoria

Grow Appalachia founder talks local food

Mike Lewis, head of Growing Warriors, recently spoke to John Paul DeJoria of Paul Mitchell fame about the importance of nutritious, local food and giving people a hand up through agriculture. (video)



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Planting the seeds of learning in Afghanistan

Before Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team 5 left the U.S. for its service in Afghanistan, it was their desire to bring agricultural leadership education to Afghanistan.





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Schneider named new horse council head

Susan Schneider has roots in Louisville but most recently has lived and practiced law in North Carolina. While there, she served on both the Board of Directors and Executive Committees of the North Carolina Horse Council.