Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 20  • November 18, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul, Treasurer Todd Hollenbach, Commissioner James Comer

Comer returns $1.65M to Ky. taxpayers

The amount represents proceeds from the auction of equipment from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s former motor fuel and pesticide testing laboratory. Commissioner Comer closed the lab earlier this year after finding that it was hemorrhaging some $900,000 per year.



Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Homegrown by Heroes goes national

A Kentucky initiative to identify farm products produced by veterans will become a national brand, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced Nov. 11 at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

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Michael Lewis, Commissioner Comer, Fred-Curtis Lewis

Partnership helps Warriors grow business

Growing Warriors recently signed a contract with The Weekly Juicery to supply half of the produce for the Lexington fresh juice bar.






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Kentuckians excel at FFA Convention

Matt Chaliff, Executive Secretary of the Ky Association FFA runs down the national awards and honors earned by chapters and individuals from across the state. (audio)





Chelsey Schlosnagle

Kentucky woman wins top FFA award

“I’ve been working on raising chickens since I was 6 years old, and since then, it has really grown into a successful enterprise,” said Chelsey Schlosnagle of Shelby County, the National FFA American Star in Agribusiness.




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KFB celebrates National Farm-City Week

“Many people today find themselves two, three or even four generations separated from life on the farm,” said KFB President Mark Haney, “but it is important for everyone to have a solid understanding of how their food gets from the farm to the table."