Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 20  • October 31, 2014

Commissioner Comer at Transylvania University

Transylvania joins Farm to Campus

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer applauded Transylvania University leaders for their commitment to their students, faculty, and staff as well as local farmers.
See photos from the ceremony on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.



Commissioner Comer at National FFA convention

Comer addresses National FFA Convention

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer chats with National FFA President Brian Walsh of Leesburg, Va., after addressing delegates at the National FFA Convention Oct. 29 in Louisville. The convention continues through Nov. 1.




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KDA official will address farmer/veterans

Ben Shaffar, director for business development for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, will talk about the KDA's efforts to reach out to military veteran farmers at the Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference Nov. 14-15 in Des Moines, Iowa.




Tammy Horn

Can't get enough sourwood honey

Heritage Radio Network recently spoke to Kentucky state apiarist Tammy Horn and others about sourwood honey and efforts to make the sourwood tree more plentiful.




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KFB Farmer of the Year finalists named

Ronnie Cooper of Lincoln County, Keith Lowry of Graves County, and Jack Trumbo of Shelby County are the finalists considered for this year’s prestigious award.






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Does winter backgrounding make sense?

While the strong calf market is music to the ears of cow-calf operators, it represents cost challenges for backgrounders interested in placing calves in winter programs for sale in the spring.






Kentucky dominates Wines of the South

Kentucky wineries brought home top awards in the 13th annual Wines of The South competition Oct. 17-18 in Knoxville, Tenn.