Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 9 • June 3, 2013
Hundreds of Kentucky youth will compete for points and prizes and sharpen their skills at the three Kentucky Junior Livestock Expos in June and July.
A new industrial hemp webpage tells how the plant got started in Kentucky, how Kentucky came to be the nation’s leading producer, and what’s being done to bring hemp back to the commonwealth.
Kentucky wineries will hold up their best wines to the scrutiny of nationally recognized judges in the inaugural Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition July 27 in Louisville.
The total economic impact of agriculture production, inputs, processing and manufacturing is nearly $46.3 billion and represents 263,000 jobs in Kentucky, based on a recent analysis by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
Heading into the summer, KFB’s state and county offices have provided 279 scholarship grants totaling $351,800 to students across the state.
A survey of meat consumers in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee indicated very strong interest and use of locally produced meats.
The number of beef cows in the United States is reportedly less than 30 million—the lowest number since the early 1960s.
Kentucky Farm Bureau is searching across the state for nominees for the 2013 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award, which recognizes and rewards teachers who excel in their efforts to incorporate agricultural concepts throughout their core academic studies.
A unique partnership between Alltech and RFD-TV is bringing the 2013 Kentucky FFA Convention to laptops, desktops, mobile phones and tablet computers.
- Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo-East
- Explore Exporting: A Free Seminar for Small Business
- Kentucky FFA State Convention
- 2013 Vintage Kentucky Wine and Beer Festival
- Derby City Men Who Cook Gala
- Advanced Kentucky Grazing School
- UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo
- Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo-Western Rivers
- Field to Fork Festival
- Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo-West
- Livestock Investigation Training I
Kentucky Farm Fact
Industrial hemp has some 25,000 uses. Find out more on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Facts page.