Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 24 • December 30, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
A trio of University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agents recently earned top leadership positions within the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.
- Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference
- UK Winter Wheat Meeting
- Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Convention and Tradeshow
- Kentucky Pork Producers Annual Meeting
- Council for Burley Tobacco Annual Conference
- Kentucky Commodity Conference
- Shaker Village winter bee workshop
- Eastern Kentucky Winter Bee School
- UK Equine Showcase and 6th Annual Breeders Short Course
- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference
- Allen County Beekeepers School
- South Central Kentucky Beekeeping School
- Bernheim Forest Family Backyard Beekeeping Series
- Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association bee school
- National Farm Machinery Show
- "Bees and the Plants They Love" at Bernheim Forest
- Northeastern Kentucky Winter Bee School
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
- Audubon Bee School
- Bluegrass Beekeepers School
- 2015 Dixie Fire School and Farm Safety Symposium
Kentucky Farm Fact
Honey bees are vital as pollinators of food plants and producers of honey. Sign up for a Kentucky winter beekeeping school and find out more about these fascinating insects.