Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 5  • March 4, 2014

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Safety Symposium subject: Share the road

Safety on the road is everyone’s job, especially when one of the vehicles involved is a farm implement. That’s the message of the 21st annual Farm Safety Symposium and Louis Crosier Lecture March 7 at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, 600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.


Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Make the donation for the future of ag

If you have a farm license plate on your vehicle, you can help advance agricultural education in Kentucky and promote Kentucky farm products. All you have to do is give a voluntary $10 donation when you buy or renew your farm plates.





J.L. Hoskins

Comer presents honors at Beef Expo

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer dropped by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo last weekend to take in the breed shows and sales and say hello to friends old and new. Look for pictures from Commissioner Comer's visit on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.



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USDA awards nearly $3M to Kentucky St.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced 76 grants totaling more than $35 million to support research, teaching and Extension activities at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).



University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UK offers free camps for military families

As a way to help military families bond and reconnect when they return from a deployment, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is hosting two free military family camps this summer.




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Vendors explore sampling at markets

With Kentucky still in the grip of winter, many farmer/vendors are already exploring educational opportunities so that they can get certified to offer free samples. Senior Extension associate Miranda Hileman talked about the benefits of sampling on a recent podcast of Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Across Kentucky." (audio)