Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 1 • January 2, 2014
The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission discussed productive and ongoing communications with both the U.S. attorney general and the Kentucky attorney general regarding the effort to make Kentucky a leader in industrial hemp production.
In Kentucky, 1 in 6 of our neighbors is food insecure, which means they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy life. That’s why I’m asking all Kentuckians to join me in donating a portion of your state income tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund.
Katrina Powell, a freshman at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, won the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s third annual Farm to School Art Contest.
On Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Across Kentucky" podcast, University of Pikeville President James Hurley talked about UPIKE's entrance into the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus program and the value of local farm products. (audio)
While many people only associate the local food movement with local produce
and farmers markets, Kentucky producers of beef, chicken and pork are also
seeing the demand for local products increase.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky will accept applications from entities for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) through February 21, 2014.
The Kentucky National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team 5 was awarded the Governor’s Outstanding Unit Citation on Dec. 7, 2013.
Anna Sawyer from Saffell Street Elementary in Lawrenceburg was selected the Kentucky winner of Bonnie Plants’ Third Grade Cabbage Program.
- Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show
- UK Winter Wheat Meeting
- KCARD January grant workshops
- Beef Efficiency Conference
- Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Convention and Trade Show
- Council for Burley Tobacco annual meeting
- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference
- Growing Farm Profits
- UK Equine Showcase and Kentucky Breeders' Short Course
- National Farm Machinery Show
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
Kentucky Farm Fact
One in six Kentuckians - including one in four children - is food insecure, according to the Kentucky Association of Food Banks.