Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 19  • October 17, 2014

Kentucky Proud Points winners

Another crop of livestock exhibitors honored

Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Steve Kelly presented awards and scholarships at the Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 11 at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. See pictures from the event on the Division of Show and Fair Promotion's page on Facebook.



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KDA awarded $300K for specialty crops

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant for $302,620.11 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with the University of Kentucky and other organizations and commodity groups to strengthen markets for specialty crops in Kentucky.




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Apiarist expects good year for honey

Kentucky beekeepers are still getting their yield numbers into the state agriculture department, but state apiarist Tammy Horn feels like this had been a fairly positive season for honey production. (audio)





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Beef, pork push Kentucky food costs higher

According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey, the rising cost of beef and pork products at supermarkets across the state led to an overall 3.9 percent jump in retail food prices during the third quarter of the year.




Larry King

Veteran grows family farm 'organically'

Larry E. King was raised in a family with farming roots. The very land he now farms in McCreary County, Kentucky was purchased by his mother during World War II. He remembers his mother telling him, “If we didn’t raise it, we didn’t have it.”




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3 vie for Outstanding Young Farm Family

They are Zack and Tiffany Ison of Mercer County, Chris and Rebekah Pierce of Pulaski County, and Dustin and Tammy White of Union County.






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Extension agent earns national honor

Lora Lee Frazier Howard has been empowering Kentuckians to lead fuller, healthier lives since 1981 as a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Clay County.





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Burley co-op elects board of directors

The Burley Co-op completed its annual director election and directors were sworn into service at the organizational Board Meeting on Oct. 8.