Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 17  • September 15, 2014

Local Food Heroes ceremony

Local Food Heroes live up to the name

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer believes the second annual crop of Kentucky’s Local Food Heroes are just as their name implies – heroes.






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Mark Agritourism Month at a farm near you

Family-friendly fun on a Kentucky farm is right around the corner no matter where you live in the Commonwealth, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said as he encouraged all Kentuckians to celebrate September Agritourism Month.



Honey at the Kentucky State Fair

On Honey Month, help a local beekeeper ...
or become one

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urges Kentuckians to enjoy Kentucky Proud honey as part of a healthy diet during National Honey Month.





Eli Capilouto and James Comer

Partnership promotes local food economy

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto — flanked by state and corporate leaders as well as Kentucky farmers — announced a $5 million public-private partnership designed to elevate and promote a vibrant, healthy, sustainable food economy in Kentucky.





Kentucky Farm Bureau

KFB launches ag innovation program

KFB is calling for applicants in this new competition now through Oct. 1.







Bluegrass and Backroads

Bluegrass & Backroads launches 11th season

Exploring everything from festivals to the FFA and bowling ball manufacturers to local bed and breakfasts, Season 11 of Bluegrass & Backroads will offer its viewers a look at many of Kentucky’s unique cultural and agricultural aspects.



Kentucky Farm Bureau

Writing, art contests open for entries

Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to create and submit short essays and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.




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State taking orders for tree seedlings

With fall just around the corner, the Kentucky Division of Forestry is encouraging Kentuckians to plan their tree-planting activities now by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry.