Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 7  • May 3, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus
builds on universities' local-food efforts

Using and selling Kentucky Proud products and making sustainable decisions is nothing new at many Kentucky colleges and universities. Now, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has taken it to the next level with the launch of the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus program.



Comer: Proposed standards are right
for livestock and producers

I am pleased that the Kentucky Board of Agriculture approved the proposed livestock care standards in March, and I look forward to walking them through the remainder of the regulatory process.



Kentuckybreds bug

'Kentucky Proud for Kentuckybreds' honors commonwealth's elite equine athletes

For the first time in the history of the Kentucky Proud program and Churchill Downs racing, Kentucky thoroughbred contenders racing on Oaks and Derby days will bear the "Kentucky Proud" designation, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced.



Kentucky Beef Council

Comer commemorates May Beef Month

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer saluted Kentucky’s beef industry for its contributions to Kentucky’s agricultural economy and beef’s nutritional value on the eve of May Beef Month.




Senate Bill 1 signing ceremony

New law creates tax credit for farmer donations to food bank

“The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was proud to work on this bill that will reward our hard-working farm families for their efforts to help feed their struggling neighbors,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.


Jill Stowe

Stowe named UK Ag Equine Programs head

Jill Stowe has been named director of University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management effective May 1.





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UK ag dean honored for outstanding service

Throughout his career Scott Smith, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, has worked to improve the college and the community it serves.





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Farmer of the Year applications accepted

Eligibility and guidelines are included with the application, and can be downloaded at All applications must be postmarked by July 1.