Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 24  • December 30, 2014

Hemp seeds

Deadline for 2015 hemp projects is near

Kentucky farmers and processors interested in participating in the 2015 round of industrial hemp pilot projects must apply by Jan. 1, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced.





10 beekeeping schools set for early 2015

Kentucky beekeepers of all ages and skill levels may learn the basics or sharpen their skills at 10 beekeeping schools across the Commonwealth during January through March.






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Film explores Ky. grape and wine industry

Kentucky wineries – and the dedicated, hard-working people who run them – are the subject of a new documentary that will debut on public television later this month.





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Ag board awards grant for Kentucky Proud

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was approved for a total allocation of $3,490,000 in state funds for 2015 and 2016 to fund the Kentucky Proud Program.






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Ky. Proud will keep farmer-focused campaign

Kristen Branscum, executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's marketing office, talks about the progress in building the Kentucky Proud brand, farmer-focused messaging, and program plans for 2015-2016. (audio)




Fruits and vegetables

Markets can sign up for EBT equipment

Kentucky farmers’ markets and their vendors that currently do not accept SNAP benefits can start doing so by signing up to receive free EBT equipment on Monday, Jan. 5 during the 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference.





Danny Townsend

Magazine explores growth of Kentucky ag

Appalachia Proud, Kentucky’s emerging industrial hemp industry, and the Commonwealth’s innovative young farmers are among the subjects covered in the recently published 2015 edition of Kentucky Proud Magazine.




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Kentucky 4-H agents assume national roles

A trio of University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agents recently earned top leadership positions within the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.