Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 19  • October 31, 2013

Ouita Michel and Commissioner Comer

Incredible Food Show draws record crowd

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer made the rounds at the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show on Oct. 26 in Lexington. A publicist for The Lexington Center said a record crowd came out for the 2013 show. See pictures from the Incredible Food Show on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.



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State vet's office fulfills critical mission

As livestock from across the United States converge on Louisville for the North American International Livestock Exposition Nov. 9-22, I am reminded of how important it is for Kentucky and the United States to have a robust system in place to safeguard our livestock from disease.




Commissioner James Comer

Kentucky Proud Points winners honored

Kentucky’s leading youth livestock exhibitors were honored for their efforts during the 2013 show season at the 10th annual Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 19 in Frankfort. See pictures of the winners on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.





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Art contest deadline approaches

Kentucky students can learn about the benefits of local food while competing for prizes in the third annual Farm to School Art Contest. The statewide contest commemorated Farm to School Week Oct. 20-25.





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2013 Farmer of the Year finalists named

Gary Cecil of Daviess County, Kenny Imel of Greenup County, and Ray Allan Mackey of Hardin County are the finalists considered for this year’s prestigious award.





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Winter backgrounding opportunities

The purpose of this article is to examine potential returns to backgrounding programs during this unusual time of high prices.





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Sherwood Acres wins Leopold Award

Sand County Foundation and the Kentucky Agricultural Council (KAC) announced that Sherwood Acres LLC is the recipient of the 2013 Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Kentucky landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.



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Equine showcase, breeders' course in Feb.

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the UK Equine Showcase Feb. 7 and the 5th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course Feb. 8-9, both at the Four Points Sheraton, 1938 Stanton Way, in Lexington.